Texas billionaire Ross Perot has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Perot wrote in a statement according to The Washington Post:
“At stake is nothing less than our position in the world, our standard of living at home, and our constitutional freedoms. Mitt has the background, experience, intelligence, and integrity to turn things around.”
Running for president in 1992 and 1996, Perot was the most successful third-party candidate in nearly a century. Despite dropping out of the 1992 race for months, he took nearly 19 percent of the popular vote; exit polls suggest he pulled support equally from President George H.W. Bush and challenger Bill Clinton.
Forbes lists Perot’s wealth at $3.5 billion. He made his fortune in computer systems and is now invested in real estate and oil.