H. Ross Perot, Jr.


  • Chairman, Perot Systems Corporation1
  • Former Owner, Dallas Mavericks2
  • Chairman, Air Force Memorial Foundation3
  • Director, East-West Institute4


Ross Perot, Jr. was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from St. Mark’s School of Texas in 1977. After Mr. Perot graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he completed the first flight around the world in a helicopter.5  He joined the United States Air Force in 1983, completing pilot training in 1984. He completed more than eight years of service with the Air Force.

He was elected chairman of the board of Perot Systems Corporation in September 2004. Prior to that, he served as president and chief executive officer of Perot Systems since August 2000. Mr. Perot has been an active member of the Perot Systems Board of Directors since the company’s founding in 1988.6

In 1988, Mr. Perot founded Hillwood Development Corporation, a highly regarded real estate development and investment firm that is recognized globally for its high-quality, long-term projects. Hillwood’s largest project is Alliance, a master-planned international business center that is known as one of the world’s most technologically advanced trade complexes.7

In 1996, Mr. Perot became the majority owner of a National Basketball Association team, the Dallas Mavericks. He sold equity interest in the team in April 2000, but he and Hillwood Development Corporation are involved with the “Victory” development site in Dallas. Victory, a 70-acre complex, encompasses seven million square feet of high-density retail, residential, and office space, including the new American Airlines Center, which is the home arena for the Dallas Mavericks and the National Hockey League’s Dallas Stars.8

Mr. Perot is Chairman of the Air Force Memorial Foundation, a member of the Board of the East-West Institute, and a member of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations.9

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