In his day, Ross was like Elon Musk is now — constantly in the news for achievements that made you shake your head in awe. To my knowledge, he was never known for awful things like some billionaires are, but for heroic and daring things, things that became the stuff of movies and legend.
Headlines will probably profile him as an independent candidate for president who got an impressive 19% of the vote, but I think that was a minor part of his life. The articles go on to list an unbelievable number of accomplishments:
I had a few personal experiences with him that were amazing. I wrote one up a few months ago:
Doing one amazing thing in your life would be enough for most people. Ross did at least a dozen amazing things.