Bachelor, Yale University, 1954.
With an estimated current Netto worth of around $6.4 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 208th-richest person in the world (2015). He served as a lieutenant in the United States Army. is currently principal owner of the MLB San Francisco Giants, although he leaves team control duties to the head of the ownership group, Larry Baer. On September 30, 2013, Yale President, Peter Salovey, announced in an email to Yale alumni that "Charles B. "54 has pledged $250 million—the largest gift in Yale"s history—to support the expansion of Yale College through the construction of two new residential colleges." Yale currently has 12 undergraduate residential colleges.
In 2015, donated $1 million to a Super Public Affairs Committee supporting the presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush.
Trustee Crystal Springs Uplands School, 1984-1992. Board directors Peninsula Cmty. Foundation, 1986-1996, San Francisco Symphony, since 1984.
Board overseers Hoover Institution, since 1993. Member National Association Securities Dirs. (Board of Governors 1990-1992, 96-98, chairman 1992), Burlingame Country Club, Pacific Union Club (San Francisco), Commonwealth Club of California (board directors 1995-1997).
Married Ann Demarest Lutes, March 26, 1955. Children: Charles E., Holly, Sarah, Gregory, William, Jennifer, Mary (deceased).