Charles Koch
Charles Koch
Real Name/Full Name Charles de Ganahl Koch
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Charles Koch
Birth Place: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 1 November 1935
Age/How Old: 88 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 180 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: White
Parents Name: Father – Fred Chase Koch
Mother – Clementine Mary
Siblings: David Koch, Frederick R. Koch and Bill Koch
School: Private High School
College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Religion: NA
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: NA
Wife/Spouse Name: Liz
Kids/Children Name: Chase and Elizabeth Koch
Profession: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Businessman and Philanthropist
Net Worth: $50 billion
Last Updated: June 2024

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American billionaire businessman, investor and philanthropist. Charles inherited the business from his father company founded in 1940. His brother was the company’s strength, and he was the person responsible for Koch Industries expansion.

Koch was a very bright student in study. The billionaire has a vast heart, and he donated money in fund research, policy and education projects. He shares his business with people through his books. According to the Hurun Report, Charles is the 9th richest person in the world. Ganahl supports several education organizations named Institute for Humane Studies, Ayn Rand Institute and Mercatus Center.

Well, how well do you know about Charles Koch? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Charles Koch’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Charles Koch to date.

Biography and Early Life

The philanthropist was born on November 01, 1935, in Wichita, Kansas, United States. The parents of Charles were Fred C. Koch and Mary Robinson. The grandfather of the businessman settled in Texas, originally they were Dutch immigrant. His grandfather founded Quanah Tribune-Chief Newspaper. Harry Koch was founding shareholder of Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railway.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Charles Koch in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Charles Koch’s age is 88 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 1 November 1935. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 180 lbs in Pound and 82kg in Kilograms.


He studies from several private schools. Charles attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the institute, he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. In 1957, the entrepreneur completed a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering. He has completed two master degrees, one in Nuclear Engineering and Chemical Engineering. After completing his college, he starts working at Arthur D. Little.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Charles Koch With Wife Liz
Charles Koch With Wife Liz

In 1972, the entrepreneur married Liz. The couple has two children together named Chase Koch and Elizabeth Koch. The Koch brothers had Prostate Cancer. In 2011, Charles and David Koch were included in list one of the most influential people by Time Magazine. The businessman lives in Wichita, Kansas with his family. The philanthropist has a house in Indian Wells, California, Aspen and Colorado.

Is Charles Koch Gay?

The sexual orientation of Charles de Ganahl is straight. He is married and has two children.

Professional Career

The business joined his father business in 1961 at Rock Island Oil and Refining Company. At that time, the company was known as Koch Industries, a medium-sized oil firm. Later the firm was renamed in honor of his father. The majority stake of Koch Industries is inherited by his younger brother David and Charles. In 2006, the company generated $90 billion in revenue. The entrepreneur spends daily 12-hour daily at the box office.

He is director of the INTRUST Financial Corp since 1982. In 1982, he became coach of the Koch Industries. He is the director of Georgia-Pacific LLC. The entrepreneur founded several organizations named Cato Institute, Mercatus Center and Market-Based Management Institute. In recent years, the company invested $70 billion in several companies named Georgia-Pacific, Molex, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Minerals and many more.

The businessman developed a philosophy of Market Based Management.  His philosophy is used by students, educators, community leaders and government.


The businessman received several awards in his career. In 1994, the entrepreneur received the Adam Smith Award by the American Legislative Exchange Council. New York Mercantile Exchange awarded Charles with Directors Award for Global Vision in Energy.  The investor received an Honorary Degree from George Mason University, Washburn University and Babson College.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Charles Koch in 2024

Charles Koch Net Worth
Charles Koch Net Worth

As of 2024, The net worth Charles De Ganahl Koch is $50 billion. He is co-owner of the Koch Industries, the second-biggest private company in revenue since 1967. Charles owns a 42% stake in the company. The businessman created his fortune from Koch Industries. In 1999, he purchased 7,500 square homes for $10 million in Indian Wells, California. Apart from that, the businessman owns several properties in the United States

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • In 1983, Charles and David acquired their brother’s stake for $800 million.
  • Charles supported research of economists named Fredrich Hayek and James Buchanan.

The family foundation of Charles donated around $11.25 million to Wichita State University. The billionaire shares his knowledge with books through his philosophy and books. We can learn several lessons from Charles Koch.


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