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Charlie Munger

Chairman, Daily Journal Corp., Vice Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

THE LATEST: Munger, at 95, remains active as both chairman of downtown-based Daily Journal Corp. and as vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company he helped Warren Buffet build into a juggernaut with a market cap of approximately $500 billion. Munger has, in recent years, given hundreds of millions of dollars to several universities to build dormitories and is active in helping design the buildings.

BACKGROUND: Munger has been vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway since 1978. He is a director at Costco Wholesale Corp. and was previously chairman and chief executive of Wesco Financial Group from 1984 and 2011. Before becoming an investor and businessman, Munger co-founded L.A.-based law firm Munger Tolles & Olson.

WORTH NOTING: Munger sits on the board of Good Samaritan Hospital and gave $21 million to the medical center last year to support emergency services and address seismic retrofitting needs.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 4

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