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Inspirational Leadership Podcast: Ross Perot Jr.

Nov 15, 2022

Learn about the Perot family legacy—where it began, and where it’s going—on this episode of the inspirational leadership podcast.

Episode 13

Ross Perot Jr. Chairman of The Perot Group and Hillwood

Ross Perot Jr. is the chairman of The Perot Group and Hillwood and is well known for a great number of achievements—such as developing Alliance, Texas, and making the first circumnavigation around the world in a helicopter at the age of 23—just to name a few. He is the eldest of five children, and the only son. While his mom and sisters spoiled him, his father took him under his wings, teaching him to ride horses, hunt, and fly. “I kind of lived the American Dream with my parents,” he said about watching his father build a successful company and raising a strong family. But despite the success and growing up in the company of giants such as Steve Jobs, Frank Borman, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Regan, Ross never took for granted the values his father instilled in him—family over business, and helping others over success.

Learn more about Ross Perot Jr., his upbringing, who inspires him, and what he thinks are the most important leadership qualities, in this episode of the Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building podcast.

Thank you to our partners at American Ventures for underwriting this podcast episode.

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Inspirational Leadership with the Best in Home Building is an influential podcast led by housing industry expert Mollie Carmichael. Each episode features a personal conversation with a thought leader in the housing industry. Join Mollie as we get to know these top leaders—what inspires them, what drives them, and how they build communities. 

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He never leaned on me to go into business with him. All my life he just said ‘I want you to have a positive impact on society’…But the more he said, ‘Go do something else,’ the more I wanted to be with him.

Ross Perot Jr.

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