Texas born. Texas bred. When I die, I'll be Texas dead. Ha!
July 9, 2019 12:21 PM Subscribe
Henry Ray Perot, later "Ross" in honor of a brother who passed away as a toddler, has passed away at age 89 after a five-month battle with leukemia. While most know him from his 1992 presidential bid wherein he had the largest third-party showing since the Bull Moose Party, he is also less known as the primary funder of NeXT Computer (where Steve Jobs landed after being fired from Apple, and where elements of iOS and macOS were developed). Perot's own words in a 2016 Dallas News interview: "Texas born. Texas bred. When I die, I'll be Texas dead. Ha!"