Charlie Munger is the Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

Charlie T Munger works alongside Warren Buffett, as Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and Warren invariably refers to him as his partner and right hand man, generously giving Charlie credit for much of his success and that of the company.

Charlie Munger was a practising lawyer, having got into Harvard Law School without then having an existing Bachelor degree, not an easy thing to do. Roger Lowenstein recounts that Charlie was somewhat assertive as a student; when challenged by a professor in the Harvard Socratic fashion to analyze a case, Charlie, who had not prepared for the lesson, is reputed to have told the professor to give him the facts of the case and he, Charlie, would give him the law.

Charlie was practising law in Omaha Nebraska when he met Warren Buffett and Buffett eventually persuaded him to give up the law and get into financial investment. Charlie did so, a decision that one suspects neither man has regretted. Certainly, long time shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway would not.

Munger is chief executive officer of Wesco, an associate of Berkshire Hathaway, and like Buffet, his annual letters to shareholders can give good clues as to the investment secrets of this brilliant duo.



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