The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Charles Brandes

Founder and Chairman, Brandes Investment Partners LP

Brandes developed an investing approach based on undervalued stocks, and he grew his namesake asset firm to managing nearly $120 billion. His investment advisory firm reportedly managed about $26 billion in assets at the end of 2016. Through the Manzanita Foundation, he has supported a number of