Charles Butt

Charles Butt
  • Joined the Giving Pledge: 05/31/2018 - Read the Letter
  • Estimated Net Worth: $10.7 billion
  • Forbes Rank: #94
  • Industry: Supermarkets
  • Born: 1938
  • Residence: San Antonio, TX

Charles Butt's grandmother started the family supermarket business in 1905. Since 1971, he has led the $25 billion H-E-B supermarkets, named after his father Howard. He holds a BA from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Since 1933, H-E-B supermarkets has contributed 5% of pre-tax earnings to charity. Butt's personal philanthropy focuses on primary and secondary public school education.

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Over the past 30 years, my personal philanthropy has been increasingly focused on strengthening public education. I believe that a quality education for every child should be a preeminent national goal.

Charles Butt

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