But investing wasn't always in the cards for Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway: He studied math at the University of Michigan before training as a meteorologist at Caltech Pasadena. He then went on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Today, at age 93, Munger is worth an estimated $1.5 billion and claims to be an even better investor than he was at age 50.
In "The Tao of Charlie Munger," author David Clark collected timeless Munger quotes on life, business and building wealth. Munger, who doesn't mince words, also offers some straightforward career advice, like this: "Three rules for a career: 1) Don't sell anything you wouldn't buy yourself. 2) Don't work for anyone you don't respect and admire. 3) Work only with people you enjoy."