Ross Perot by the numbers -- EW reads his biography


He may not be an official candidate yet, but Ross Perot has already gotten his name on the cover of a book compiled in just 19 days by journalist Tony Chiu. Here’s what we culled from the $4.99 paperback, Ross Perot: In His Own Words:

Time it took him to make Eagle Scout: 18 months

Number of days it took him in 1962 to make his yearly quota as an IBM salesman: 19

Amount he made in ’68 when the company he founded, Electronic Data Systems, went public: $205 million

Year Oldsmobile he drives: 1984

Amount he plans to leave his five children: $0

Number of times he’s quoted as saying what a bad politician he would make: 9