Charles de Ganahl Koch (born November 1, 1935) is an American agent, political contributor and giver. As of June 2018, he was positioned as the twelfth most extravagant individual on the planet, with an expected total assets of $50.7 billion.

He is co-proprietor, administrator of the board, and CEO of Koch Industries since 1967, while his sibling David Koch fills in as official VP. Charles and David each claim 42% of the aggregate. The siblings acquired the business from their dad, Fred C. Koch, at that point extended the business. Initially included solely in oil refining and synthetic substances, Koch Industries currently incorporates process and contamination control hardware and advancements; polymers and filaments; minerals; composts; item exchanging and benefits; woodland and customer items; and farming. The organizations deliver a wide assortment of understood brands, for example, Stainmaster cover, the Lycra brand of spandex fiber, Quilted Northern tissue and Dixie Cup.

Koch Industries is the second-biggest secretly held organization by income in the United States as per a 2010 Forbes study. In February 2014, Koch was positioned ninth most extravagant individual on the planet by Hurun Report with an expected total assets of $36 billion. Already, in October 2012 he was positioned the sixth most extravagant individual on the planet with an expected total assets of $34 billion—as per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index—and was positioned eighteenth on Forbes World’s Billionaires rundown of 2011 (and fourth on the Forbes 400), with an expected total assets of $25 billion, getting from his 42% stake in Koch Industries. Koch has distributed three books itemizing his business theory, The Science of Success, Market Based Management, and Good Profit.

Koch bolsters various free market-arranged instructive associations, including the Institute for Humane Studies, the Ayn Rand Institute, and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He additionally adds to the Republican Party and applicants, libertarian gatherings, and different magnanimous and social organizations. He helped to establish the Washington, DC-based Cato Institute. Through the Koch Cultural Trust, established by Charles Koch’s significant other, Elizabeth, the Koch family has additionally subsidized masterful activities and inventive craftsmen