Charlie Munger Life Quotes: Charles Thomas Munger (born January 1, 1924) is an American billionaire investor, businessman, former real estate attorney, architectural designer, and philanthropist. He is vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett; Buffett has described Munger as his partner. Munger served as chairman of Wesco Financial Corporation from 1984 through 2011. He is also chairman of the Daily Journal Corporation, based in Los Angeles, California, and a director of Costco Wholesale Corporation. Below we’ve compiled some of our favorite Munger quotes for your enjoyment.
In his 50s, after a failed eye cataract surgery that rendered his left eye blind, Munger had his left eye removed due to severe pain. When doctors told him that he had developed a condition that may cause his remaining eye to fill up with blood and become blind too, Munger started taking braille lessons.
97 years (January 1, 1924)
The successes of Charlie’s law firm, Munger, Tolles, and his hedge fund, Wheeler, Munger & Co., founded in 1962, furthered his career as an independent investor. Munger and Buffett built an informal partnership, investing together throughout the 1970s.