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Charlie Munger Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Family, Children

Charlie Munger Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth January 1, 1924
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Date of Death November 28, 2023

Charlie Munger was an American businessperson, investor, and philanthropist who had served as the Vice Chairperson of Berkshire Hathaway (the multinational conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett). From 1984 to 2011, he was appointed as chairperson of Wesco Financial Corporation.

Born Name

Charles Thomas Munger

Nick Name

Charlie

Charlie Munger as seen at Berkshire Hathaway's 2010 shareholder meeting
Charlie Munger as seen at Berkshire Hathaway’s 2010 shareholder meeting (Nick Webb / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Age

Charlie was born on January 1, 1924.

Died

He died peacefully on November 28, 2023, at the age of 99 in a Santa Barbara, California hospital in the U.S. He was about to turn 100 in just 34 days.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Charlie Munger enrolled at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and studied Mathematics. He also became a member of the fraternity Sigma Phi Society during his time in college. However, he dropped out of college in early 1943 (a few days after his 19th birthday) in order to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Later on, he received a high score on the Army General Classification Test and was ordered to study meteorology at the California Institute of Technology (branded as Caltech or CIT) in Pasadena, California.

He then took many advanced courses through several universities through the GI Bill and eventually applied to Harvard Law School (his father’s alma mater). However, he was rejected by the dean of admissions owing to the fact that Munger had not completed an undergraduate degree. Things soon changed in Munger’s favor after the dean received a call from Roscoe Pound (the former dean of Harvard Law and a Munger family friend). An excellent student, Charlie Munger graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. in 1948. During his time at Harvard, he was a member of the¬†Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

Occupation

Businessperson, Investor, Philanthropist

Family

  • Father – Alfred Case Munger (Lawyer)
  • Mother – Florence Munger
  • Siblings – Carol Munger (Sister), Mary Munger (Sister)
  • Others – Thomas Charles Munger (Paternal Grandfather) (United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, State Representative), Frederick R. Huggins (Ex Father-In-Law), Edith M. Huggins (Ex Mother-In-Law), David Noble Barry Jr. (Father-In-Law), Emilie Hevener Barry (Mother-In-Law)

Net Worth

According to Forbes, his net worth was $2.6 billion at the time of his death in November 2023. At that time, he was believed to be the 1182nd richest person in the world.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Charlie Munger had dated –

  1. Nancy Jean Huggins (1945-1953)‚Äč – He married his first wife Nancy Huggins in 1945 while he was studying at Caltech. They had 3 children – Wendy Munger (a former corporate lawyer, trustee of Stanford University, and trustee of The Huntington Library), Molly Munger (a civil rights attorney and funder of a ballot initiative to raise California taxes for public education), and Teddy Munger (died of leukemia at the age of 9). Charlie Munger and Nancy divorced in 1953.
  2. Nancy Barry Borthwick (1956-2010) – In 1956, he married Nancy Barry Borthwick and they had 4 children – Charles T. Munger Jr. (a physicist and Republican activist), Emilie Munger Ogden, Barry A. Munger, and Philip R. Munger. He also had 2 stepsons – William Harold Borthwick and David Borthwick. The couple remained together until Nancy’s death on February 6, 2010, at age 86.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Charlie Munger (Right) as seen while smiling for the camera along with Sandro Salsano in 2017
Charlie Munger (Right) as seen while smiling for the camera along with Sandro Salsano in 2017 (CNBC2017 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Wore glasses
  • Blind in the left eye

Charlie Munger Facts

  1. He used to work at Buffett & Son (a grocery store owned by Warren Buffett’s grandfather, Ernest P. Buffett) during his teen years.
  2. After dropping out of college in 1943, Charlie Munger served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and became a second lieutenant.
  3. Warren Buffett had described Munger as his closest partner and right-hand man.
  4. Munger had also served as the chairperson of the Daily Journal Corporation and a director of Costco Wholesale Corporation.
  5. He had never signed The Giving Pledge.
  6. He had a failed eye cataract surgery in his 50s, which made him blind in his left eye.
  7. Charlie Munger was a Republican but had stated that he was “not a normal Republican”. For example, he had advocated “medicare for all” as a fix to the U.S. healthcare system and said, “I think we should have single-payer medicine eventually”. He had described the U.S. healthcare system as a “national disgrace”.

Featured Image by Nick Webb / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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