Charles G. Koch

Founder at Charles Koch Foundation

Charles G. Koch

Charles G. Koch

Founder at Charles Koch Foundation

Overview
Career Highlights

Koch Engineering Co., Inc.
Koch Industries, Inc.
Koch Industries, Inc. (Investment Management)

RelSci Relationships

1164

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

11/01/1935 - Wichita, KS, United States

Age

83

Number of Awards

51

Estimated Net Worth

$48.3B

Relationships
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President & Chief Operating Officer at Koch Industries, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Director, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Resources at Koch Industries, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Koch Industries, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Georgia-Pacific LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at INVISTA BV

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Executive Vice President at Koch Industries, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President at Charles Koch Foundation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Georgia-Pacific LLC

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Vice President for Special Projects of Development, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC at Koch Industries, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

General Director at Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Relationship likelihood: Strong

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Family Members
Sibling
Founder at Oxbow Corporation

Oxbow Corp. is a holding company which engages in the production and supply of coal and coal derivatives for the energy, agricultural, and industrial sectors. It offers chartering and logistics, rail, barge, trucking, calcining, bagging, screening and distribution, briquetting, and sulphur forming. Its products include sulphur, energy, and industrial materials. The company was founded by William Ingraham Koch in 1983 and is headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL.

Child

The Charles Koch Foundation was established in 1980 by Charles G. Koch in order to advance social progress and well-being through the study and advancement of economic freedom. Through the Foundation’s history, it has supported the study of economic freedom through grant giving and support for professional education programs. Through its giving, the Foundation primarily supports research and higher education programs that analyze the impact of free societies, in particular how they advance the well-being of mankind. Building on this knowledge, the Charles Koch Foundation fosters the partnership of scientists and practitioners in order to integrate theory and practice. By doing so, the Foundation strives to develop market-based tools that enable individuals, institutions, and societies to survive and prosper. The Foundation also supports two of the Charles Koch Institute’s professional education programs: the Koch Associate Program and the Koch Internship Program. Originally run by the Foundation, these programs are now administered by the Charles Koch Institute. For examples of the Foundation’s grants, please visit the Our Giving page and find out more about how we support higher education, research, and professional education programs. To learn more about the importance of economic freedom, visit Facebook and watch the video on how economic freedom impacts your quality of life. The Charles Koch Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants from the Charles Koch Foundation are made only to charitable organizations as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Child

The Charles Koch Foundation was established in 1980 by Charles G. Koch in order to advance social progress and well-being through the study and advancement of economic freedom. Through the Foundation’s history, it has supported the study of economic freedom through grant giving and support for professional education programs. Through its giving, the Foundation primarily supports research and higher education programs that analyze the impact of free societies, in particular how they advance the well-being of mankind. Building on this knowledge, the Charles Koch Foundation fosters the partnership of scientists and practitioners in order to integrate theory and practice. By doing so, the Foundation strives to develop market-based tools that enable individuals, institutions, and societies to survive and prosper. The Foundation also supports two of the Charles Koch Institute’s professional education programs: the Koch Associate Program and the Koch Internship Program. Originally run by the Foundation, these programs are now administered by the Charles Koch Institute. For examples of the Foundation’s grants, please visit the Our Giving page and find out more about how we support higher education, research, and professional education programs. To learn more about the importance of economic freedom, visit Facebook and watch the video on how economic freedom impacts your quality of life. The Charles Koch Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants from the Charles Koch Foundation are made only to charitable organizations as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Spouse

ENTREPRENEURIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS.

Sibling, Deceased
Former Research & Process Design Engineer at Arthur D. Little, Inc.

Arthur D. Little, Inc. provides management consulting services. It specializes in strategy and organization, operations management, technology and innovation management, corporate finance, and global carbon advisory serving corporations and organizations worldwide. The firm serves the automotive, healthcare, information, chemicals, consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, and transportation industries. The company was founded by Arthur Dehon Little and Roger Griffin in October 1886 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Grandparent, Deceased
Education
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Class of 1960

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Memberships
Honorary Life Member
1995 - Current
Member
Current

The Mont Pelerin Society is composed of persons who continue to see the dangers to civilized society outlined in the statement of aims. They have seen economic and political liberalism in the ascendant for a time since World War II in some countries but also its apparent decline in more recent times. Though not necessarily sharing a common interpretation, either of causes or consequences, they see danger in the expansion of government, not least in state welfare, in the power of trade unions and business monopoly, and in the continuing threat and reality of inflation.

Member

Beta Theta Pi , is one of the oldest social collegiate fraternities in North America. It was founded in 1839 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The fraternity currently consists of 129 active chapters and colonies in the United States and Canada. Around 184,000 members have been initiated worldwide, with approximately 130,000 living initiated members. There are currently around 8,000 undergraduate members. Beta Theta Pi is one of the three fraternities that form the Miami Triad along with Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Chi.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Koch Resources LLC manufactures nitrogen-based fertilizers. It provides broking services for dry-bulk commodity and also manufactures process and pollution control equipment and operates cattle ranches. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Wichita, KS.

Chief Executive Officer
1966 - Current

Koch Industries, Inc. began as Wood River Oil and Refining Co. in 1940. The company is based in Wichita, Kansas and is one of the largest private companies in America. Its major industries include refining, chemicals & biofuels, process & pollution control equipment and technologies, minerals, fertilizers, polymers & fibers, commodity trading & service, forest & consumer products, and ranching.Koch companies have supported education and social progress. These philanthropic efforts include support for educational institutions, foundations and programs that study and promote market-based solutions to societal challenge. Koch also works to protect, conserve and enhance natural resources; Koch companies around the world have earned awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation and customer service since January 2009.

President & Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

Koch Exploration Canada LP offers oil and petroleum exploration services. The company is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Boards & Committees
Chairman of the Board
1967 - Current

Koch Industries, Inc. began as Wood River Oil and Refining Co. in 1940. The company is based in Wichita, Kansas and is one of the largest private companies in America. Its major industries include refining, chemicals & biofuels, process & pollution control equipment and technologies, minerals, fertilizers, polymers & fibers, commodity trading & service, forest & consumer products, and ranching.Koch companies have supported education and social progress. These philanthropic efforts include support for educational institutions, foundations and programs that study and promote market-based solutions to societal challenge. Koch also works to protect, conserve and enhance natural resources; Koch companies around the world have earned awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation and customer service since January 2009.

Member, Board of Directors
2005 - ?

Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading makers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. Our products are part of everyday life. While they fill a diverse range of home commercial and industrial needs, they have one thing in common: they're all made to high standards of quality and safety.

Member, Board of Directors
1982 - ?

INTRUST Financial Corp. operates as a bank holding company. The company owns INTRUST Bank. It also offers wealth management services such as securities brokerage, mutual funds and various insurance and investment products. The company was founded in 1876 and is located in Wichita, KS.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Institute discovers, develops, and supports students, scholars, and other intellectuals who maintain the highest standard of academic excellence and who share an interest in the principles of the classical liberal tradition.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world’s premier university source for market-oriented ideas—bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, the Mercatus Center advances knowledge about how markets work to improve people’s lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying economics to offer solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to generate knowledge and understanding of the institutions that affect the freedom to prosper, and to find sustainable solutions that overcome the barriers preventing individuals from living free, prosperous, and peaceful lives. Founded in 1980, the Mercatus Center is located on George Mason University’s Arlington campus.

Director
Prior

Cato Institute, Inc. provides public policy research services. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a range of policy issues. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

$1,000 +
2012

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

$1,000 +
2010

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Political Donations
$2,700
2017

Senator from Wyoming

$248K
2017

Founder at Young Guns Program

$2,700
2016

Colonel at US Army Reserve

Transactions
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Koch Industries, Inc. purchases Molex LLC

Investments
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Koch Industries, Inc. began as Wood River Oil and Refining Co. in 1940. The company is based in Wichita, Kansas and is one of the largest private companies in America. Its major industries include refining, chemicals & biofuels, process & pollution control equipment and technologies, minerals, fertilizers, polymers & fibers, commodity trading & service, forest & consumer products, and ranching.Koch companies have supported education and social progress. These philanthropic efforts include support for educational institutions, foundations and programs that study and promote market-based solutions to societal challenge. Koch also works to protect, conserve and enhance natural resources; Koch companies around the world have earned awards for safety, environmental excellence, community stewardship, innovation and customer service since January 2009.

Advisors
Wealth Manager

Co-Founder at BDT Capital Partners LLC

Awards & Honors
Rank #8
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #8
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #9
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Creative Works
Author

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