Investing luminary Charlie Munger, renowned as Warren Buffett’s confidant, has passed away at 99, leaving a legacy survived by six children.
Billionaire investor Charlie Munger, who played a pivotal role as Warren Buffett’s indispensable partner at Berkshire Hathaway, has died at the age of 99. Berkshire Hathaway confirmed Munger’s peaceful passing in a California hospital, a few weeks before he would have celebrated his 100th birthday on New Year’s Day.
Buffett, expressing the profound impact Munger had on Berkshire Hathaway, stated, “Berkshire Hathaway could not have been built to its present status without Charlie’s inspiration, wisdom, and participation.”
Munger’s family shared the news with Berkshire Hathaway, marking the end of an era in finance. Munger’s remarkable career, marked by astute investment strategies, philanthropy, and his enduring partnership with Warren Buffett, has left an indelible mark on the financial world.
Who are Charlie Munger’s children?
Beyond his financial pursuits, Munger’s personal life included two marriages and a total of six children. From his first marriage to Nancy Huggins, Munger had three children – Wendy Munger, a former corporate lawyer and trustee of Stanford University; Molly Munger, a civil rights attorney and education advocate; and the late Teddy Munger, who tragically succumbed to leukemia at the age of 9.
Following his divorce, Munger remarried Nancy Barry, with whom he had four children – Charles T. Munger Jr., a physicist and Republican activist; Emilie Munger Ogden; Barry A. Munger; and Philip R. Munger. Additionally, Munger was stepfather to William Harold Borthwick and David Borthwick.
In his later years, Munger, a Republican, shared his perspectives on political matters, advocating for policies like “Medicare for all.” Despite health challenges, including the loss of his left eye, Munger continued to contribute to the fields of finance and philanthropy until his passing on November 28, 2023.
Munger’s legacy extends not only through his financial acumen but also through his diverse and accomplished family, leaving an enduring impact on both the financial and personal fronts.