Charles Koch[table border=”0″]Net Worth, $36 Billion,,,
Source of Wealth, Koch Industries Inc. ,,,
After earning a Master of Science in chemical engineering, and another in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Charles Koch began working in the family business, Koch Industries. Eventually, he and his brother David, bought out other brothers Frederick and William. The two brothers have earned their place on the List of Billionaires through keen business sense. Charles and David are now co-owners of Koch Industries, with Charles serving as CEO and David as the executive vice president.
Koch Industries is based in Wichita, Kansas, and is the second largest privately owned company in the country. Koch has been quoted as saying that the company will go public “literally over my dead body.”
The conglomerate operates in numerous industries, primarily manufacturing chemical and petroleum refining and distribution and much more. Koch and his brother have expanded the company to 2,600 times its size at the time it was inherited.