Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American billionaire businessman. He has been the owner, chairman, and chief executive officer of Koch industries since 1967, and his late brother David Koch served as the executive vice officer for this company till the end. As of March 2022, Bloomberg Billionaires Index ranks him as the 20th wealthiest globally. His current net worth is estimated to be $58 billion. He was born and lived in Wichita, Kansas.
According to Forbes, Koch Industries is the largest privately-owned company in the U.S. It was initially involved in oil refining and chemicals. It has expanded its workings to process and pollution control equipment, polymers, fibers, minerals, ranching, etc. It produces one of the top brands like the Dixie Cups, Stainmaster Carpet, Lycra brand of spandex, and Quilted Northern Tissue.
Charles Koch Bio and WIki
|Birth Name||Charles de Ganahl Koch|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Scorpio|
|Birth Place||Wichita, Kansas|
|Date of Birth||November 1, 1935|
|Home Town||Wichita, Kansas|
|Hobbies||Maritime and Wild West memorabilia collection|
|Mother’s Name||Mary Robinson|
|Father’s Name||Fred C. Koch|
|Brother||Frederick R. Koch|
Marital Status, Wife and Children
|School||Private High School|
|College/University||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor of Science in General Engineering|
Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||In Centimeters- 170cm|
In feet- 5ft 6in
|Weight (Approx.)||In Kilograms- 82kg|
In pounds- 180lbs
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||American|
|Favourite Book||The Happiness Hypothesis|
|Controversies||Alleged social security gutting|
Alleged voter suppression
Cancer clustering in Crosset
|Real time Net Worth||$60 billion|
|Annual Earnings||₹ 6,21,90,44,08,917.00|
|Monthly Earnings||₹ 51,82,53,67,409.75|
|Weekly Earnings||₹ 11,95,97,00,171.48|
|Daily Earnings||₹ 2,39,19,40,034.30|
Charles Koch Houses
|Koch Home||Wichita, Kansas|
|Personal Home||Aspen, Colorado, U.S.|
Charles Koch is a philanthropist and has donated to many noble causes.
Charles Koch was born on November 1, 1935, in Wichita, Kansas, to Mary and Fred Chase Koch. His father was an engineer turned industrialist who later founded what was to become Koch Industries. Charles has three brothers: Frederick, David, and William.
Besides being called a benefactor and an elusive bogeyman of the business, Koch supports a number of communities and educational societies, political and non-political organizations. He had been an active member of the Republican Party, Libertarian groups, Americans for Prosperity, and different charities in the States.
Charles Koch is a very private person and likes to avoid the limelight. He is also particular about guarding the privacy of his family. He has been married to his wife Liz since 1972 and has two children. He is a prostate cancer survivor.
Charles Koch Life Stages
- 1935 Charles Koch is born in Wichita, Kansas, to Fred and Mary Koch.
- 1959 Graduates from MIT with two master’s degrees in engineering.
- 1963 Appointed president of Koch Engineering.
- 1967 Takes over the family business after his father’s death.
- 1976 Establishes the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank.
- 1980 Brothers Bill and Fred attempt to oust him as CEO of Koch Industries.
- 1985 Bill and Fred Koch sue Koch Industries over the value of their shares.
- 2000 Bill and Fred Koch lose their lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 2012 The Cato Institute settles two lawsuits with the Koch brothers.
Charles Koch’s Net Worth
The world’s best Chief Executive Officer of Koch Industries “Charles Koch” has a net worth of $68.8 Billion.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2023 (Approx)||$68.8 Billion|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$62 Billion|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||$60 Billion|
|Annual Salary||$2 Billion +|
|Monthly Income Salary||$172 Million +|
|Net Worth in Indian Rupees||Rs. 4.5 Lakh Crore|
|Income Source||Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Businessman and Philanthropist|
Charles Koch’s Awards & Achievements
|1994||Adam Smith Award by American Legislative Exchange Council|
|1999||Directors’ Award for Global Vision in Energy from the New York Mercantile Exchange|
|2003||The Heritage Foundation bestowed upon him the Spirit of Justice Award|
|2005||Herman W. Lay Memorial Award by the Association of Private Enterprise Education|
|2011||William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership by Philanthropy Roundtable|
- Does Charles Koch Smoke? Yes
- Does Charles Koch Drink Alcohol? Yes
- Charles Koch takes great care of his health.
- Charles Koch eats food before 9 in the night.
- Charles Koch is very fond of playing volleyball and tennis.
- Charles Koch loves watching football.
- Charles Koch himself has said that his crush is Charles Koch whom he has loved since childhood.
Charles Koch’s total net worth is around $68.8 Billion.
Currently, Charles Koch is 88 years old (1 November 1935).
Charles Koch earns an estimated salary of $2 Billion per Year.
The Height of Charles Koch is 1.70 m. (5’ 6”).
Charles Koch’s wife‘s name is Liz Koch (m. 1972).