Charles Butt & family was bornon 3 February 1938 in San Antonio, TX, United States. Charles Butt & family is #147 in List Billionaires People In The World. Charles Butt started working for the family business, Texas grocery chain H-E-B, at age 8. Florence Butt, his grandmother, founded the company in 1905 after her husband was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was unable to work. Her son Howard took over in the 1920s and expanded throughout Texas. Charles became chairman and CEO in 1971 and today is the majority shareholder. Two siblings and two nephews own stakes in the company as well. H-E-B has 316 stores in Texas, plus 52 stores in Mexico, and donates 5% of pretax profits to charity.
Butt and his family were excluded from the annual Forbes list of the world’s top billionaires beginning in 2016
In 2012, ExecReps ranked Butt as the #5 CEO on its Top Chief Executive List
In November 2001, the Mexican government awarded Butt the Aguila Azteca medal for his philanthropic involvement and business dealings in Mexico
Charles Clarence Butt was born on February 3, 1938, the son of Howard Edward Butt Sr