Co-founder with his brother of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus who also was awarded a Silver Star for his Navy service during World War II.
He attended Yale University and later became involved with two oil firms in Oklahoma.
He acted as the vice president, treasurer, director, and operations chief of the circus.
He married and divorced a woman named Gloria de la Feld.
Charles Ringling was one of the Ringling brothers.