Billionaire, philanthropist and former presidential candidate Ross Perot has died, CBS News has confirmed. He was 89. In 1992, Perot made a name for himself when he became the most successful non-major party presidential candidate in 80 years, amassing 19% of the popular vote, running against President George H.W. Bush and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton. Perot died in Texas, the state where he was born, surrounded by family.