Charlie Munger

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Charlie Munger
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Munger at Berkshire Hathaway's 2010 shareholder meeting
Charles Thomas Munger

(1924-01-01) January 1, 1924 (age 99)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
California Institute of Technology
Harvard University
OccupationVice Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway
Known forLeading investments at Berkshire Hathaway with Warren Buffett
Net worthUS$1.8 billion (March 2018)[1]

Charles Thomas Munger (born January 1, 1924) is an American investor, businessman and philanthropist. He is vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway alongside Warren Buffett. He is chairman of Wesco Financial Corporation from 1984 through 2011. He is also chairman of the Daily Journal Corporation and a director of Costco Wholesale Corporation.[2]

Munger was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1924. As a teenager he worked at Buffett & Son, a grocery store owned by Warren Buffett's grandfather.

He enrolled in the University of Michigan, where he studied mathematics, but dropped out a few days after his 19th birthday to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he became a second lieutenant. He continued his studies in meteorology at Caltech in Pasadena, California.

After his relocation to California, he was employed at a law firm before setting up his own firm. He later quit law and ventured into real estate development. He got his start as an investor in the early 1960s and is mostly known for his association with Buffett. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at US$1.9 billion.[3]

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  1. Profile,; accessed March 13, 2018.
  2. "Charlie Munger". Investopedia. Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  3. "Who is Charlie Munger? Wit and Wisdom From The World's Most Irreverent Billionaire". Farnam Street. Retrieved 2021-11-16.

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