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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.



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