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Percy Ross

  • American businessman
  • Born November 22, 1916
  • Died November 14, 2001

Percy Ross (November 22, 1916 – November 14, 2001) was an American self-made multi-millionaire. He arrived in St. Louis Park, Minnesota around 1946-1947. He was associated with Ross and Ross Auctioneers. In 1959 he purchased a company called Poly-Tech, which made polyethylene plastic bags. He died in Edina, Minnesota on November 10, 2001.Ross was best known for his philanthropy, particularly through his Thanks a Million newspaper column, where he would often grant requests for readers in need. Thanks a Million ran in over 800 publications for 17 years.


Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.

Many drops make a bucket, many buckets make a pond, many ponds make a lake, and many lakes make an ocean.




A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.

A clever, imaginative, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.




You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness.

You've got to ask! Asking is, in my opinion, the world's most powerful - and neglected - secret to success and happiness.




He who gives while he lives, get to know where it goes.




The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes.

The world is full of genies waiting to grant your wishes.



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