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Charles de Ganahl Koch born November 1, 1935 is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries Inc., the second-largest privately held company by revenue in the United States according to a 2010 Forbes survey.
The world’s sixth-richest person (tied with brother David) built his fortune around refining and chemicals, the right places to be last year amid falling natural-gas prices and recovering demand. Koch Industries, with an estimated $115 billion in sales, climbed more than $20 billion in value, mostly on surging refining profits but also improving operations at Koch’s large Georgia-Pacific unit. Things didn’t go so well on the political front: Charles, a die-hard libertarian, failed in his quest to unseat President Barack Obama as president.
Koch provides financial support for a number of public policy and charitable organizations, including the Institute for Humane Studies and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He co-founded the Washington, DC-based Cato Institute. Through the Koch Cultural Trust, founded by Charles Koch’s wife, Elizabeth, the Koch family has also funded artistic projects and creative artists.
In 2007, Koch’s book The Science of Success was published. The book describes his management philosophy, which is referred to as “Market-Based Management”.