Perot's third daughter, Carolyn, lives with her husband in a $9 million mansion. The amount for each was the maximum legal amount.
One check will benefit Trump in the primary cycle, while the other will go toward Trump's general election campaign. Perot celebrated his 89th birthday last month.
His family donated $50 million to help build the popular Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.
Perot was born in Texarkana, eastern Texas in 1930, during the Great Depression.
Trump in 2000 considered running for president through Perot's Reform Party, before changing his mind.
The conservative National Review website, which openly opposes Trump, shared a similar sentiment.
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Sections of the ruling class backed the Perot candidacy, using it to set the agenda of the campaign, with the emphasis squarely on the need for budget-cutting austerity. "But Trump also appealed to and made pacts with all the factions of the Republican party", the Review wrote.
His outsider campaign, much of it financed by his own money, featured 30-minute television "infomercials". He graduated from Texas High School in 1947 and attended Texarkana Junior College from 1947 to 1949. Then in 1962 he left IBM and founded Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Dallas, Texas. Thousands of criminals and political prisoners, as well as two of Perot's employees, were freed after that raid. This episode was later turned into a book and a Hollywood movie.
Perot's journey into politics began with his involvement in the U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War.
"People were talking about how can we make the Paramount Theatre into a world-class performance space and Ross Perot's name came up and he was approached and he and his sister agreed to donate nearly a million dollars of Perot Foundation money to renovate the Perot Theatre", he said.
His second campaign in 1996 was less successful. He was shut out of presidential debates when organizers said he lacked sufficient support. Some Republicans blamed him for Bush's lost to Clinton as Perot garnered the largest percentage of votes for a third-party candidate since former President Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 bid.
However, Perot's ideas on trade and deficit reduction remained part of the political landscape. Perot coined the phrase "giant sucking sound" as the result of good American manufacturing jobs being shipped off to Mexico (not the other NAFTA partner, Canada).
Their street, Strait Lane, is known as the city's main drag for trophy properties with numerous palatial abodes described based on their proximity to Perot's comparatively modest manse.