Berkshire Hathaway vice chair Charlie Munger dies aged 99

Right-hand man to Warren Buffett

Eve Maddock-Jones
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Veteran investor Charlie Munger, the right-hand man to Warren Buffett, has died at the age of 99.

Munger, who would have turned 100 on 1 January, died peacefully on Tuesday morning (28 November) at a California hospital, according to a statement from his family. Munger had been a vice chair at Berkshire Hathaway since 1978. Buffet, his long-time colleague and CEO, paid tribute to him following the news of his passing. "Berkshire Hathaway could not have been built to its present status without Charlie's inspiration, wisdom and participation," he said. Munger was credited with helping Buffett choose how to invest the firm's capital, and loudly pointing out any potential mistakes....

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