Over the years, popular Hip Hop artist, E-40, shouted him out twice in his lyrics. Once in his 1996 hit single, “Rapper’s Ball,” by saying… ” I’ll probably never have long money like ‘Ross Perelli’, but $h!t, we just want a help. Don’t want the whole plate. Don’t put the two on the ten, don’t ever perpetrate.”
Then again in 1998 in his song, “Ballin’ Outta Control,” by spitting… “Fresh off the showroom flo’, bought me a ninety-fo’. Now I’m havin long money, like Ross Perot, so take notes from a big ol.”
Many know Perot as the independent presidential candidate that ran for office in 1988 and again in 1992, financing his own campaigns.
But before all of that, Perot was a man from Texas that came up from rags to riches. During the 1960s, Perot started a business called, Electrical Data Systems, that contracted with the government to store Medicare records. Perot would eventually sell the company to General Motors for $2.5 Billion and form Perot Systems in 1988, and in 1990 he was estimated to be worth $3 Billion.