Charles G. Koch

Charles de Ganahl Koch is the co-owner, chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, owning 42% of the conglomerate, which he and his brother inherited from their father, Fred G. Koch, the founder of the company. Originally involved in oil refinery, Koch Industries has expanded into various fields including polymer, forest and consumer products, minerals, services, amongst others, and is the largest privately held company by revenue in the United States. As of August 2021, Charles G. Koch has been ranked as the 20th richest person in the world. Koch has also written three books detailing his business philosophy, supports various educational institutions including the Ayn Rand Institute, and undertakes and supports many philanthropic endeavors with his wife and brother.

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