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Charles Thomas Munger is an American investor, businessman and philanthropist. He is vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate controlled by Warren Buffett. Buffett has described Munger as "[his] partner". He is recognized by many for his insight into human psychology combined with
Currently, he is running a $500+ million dollar investment fund he built from scratch (see our Cloning Investments 101 guide), but prior to his successful entrepreneurial streak starting he was just an average office-bound employee working in IT.
In 1991 he started his IT consulting and systems integration company, TransTech, Inc. with about US$30,000 from his own 401K account and US$70,000 from credit card debt. He sold the company in 2000 to Kurt Salmon Associates for US$20 million.
Thomas A. Russo joined Gardner Russo & Gardner as a partner in 1989. Eugene Gardner, Thomas Russo and Eugene Gardner, Jr., as partners, each manage individual separate accounts and share investment approaches and strategies. In addition, Thomas Russo serves as General Partner to Semper Vic partnerships. Mr. Russo oversees $4 billion through separately managed accounts and Semper Vic partnerships.
Vinod Khosla co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982. Khosla formed his own venture capital firm, Khosla Ventures in 2004. The firm is based in Menlo Park, California, and manages approximately $1 billion of investor capital as well as investments funded by Khosla himself.