Charles Bartlett Johnson

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Charles Bartlett Johnson
Born (1933-01-06) January 6, 1933 (age 82)
Montclair, New Jersey
Residence Palm Beach, Florida
Education B.A. Yale University[1]
Occupation Businessman
Net worth Increase US$6.4 billion
(April 2015)[1]
Religion Presbyterian[2]
Spouse(s) Ann Demarest Lutes[2]
Children Seven (one deceased)[1]
Parent(s) Rupert Harris Johnson
Florence Endler

Charles Bartlett Johnson (born 1933) is an American businessman. With an estimated current net worth of around $6.4 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 208th-richest person in the world (2015).

Early life[edit]

Charles Bartlett Johnson was born in 1933. He served as a lieutenant in the United States Army.


With his brother Rupert Johnson, Jr., Charles served as Chairman at Franklin Resources, a mutual fund company started by Rupert Sr. in 1947. Johnson 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. Johnson '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.

Personal life[edit]

Charles is married and has six children (a seventh is deceased). His son, Gregory, currently serves as Chairman and CEO at Franklin Resources. Charles' wife, Ann, who became a medical doctor after raising her family, supervised the notable restoration of the Carolands Chateau.

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