Charles Koch Family

by Jessica Sara

Charles de Ganahl Koch—the man behind the famous brands Stainmaster, Lycra, Quilted Northern, and Dixie Cup—is a wealthy American businessman and philanthropist. Koch Industries is America’s second largest private company with a sales reach around $115 billion.

Charles Koch

Koch has a management philosophy to his credit, called “Market-Based Management,” which was published in his book titled “The Science of Success.”

Koch Family Profile

Below is the family profile of the famous Koch family:

Charles Koch Parents – Fred Chase Koch & Mary Robinson Koch

Koch’s father founded the Wood River Oil and Refining Company, now Koch Industries. He received his degree in Chemical Engineering Practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also attended Rice Institute in Houston. He is also known for co-founding the John Birch Society, an educational and political advocacy group, which supports anti-communism and limited government.

Mary Robinson Koch

Koch’s mother Mary was the daughter of a distinguished physician, Ernest Franklin Robinson, who contributed to the establishment of the University of Kansas – School of Medicine. A 274.330 t combined ore carrier and oil tanker, Mary R. Koch, was named after her.

Charles Koch SpouseElizabeth Buzzi Koch

Elizabeth Buzzi Koch

Born – Unknown

Charles’ wife, Elizabeth founded the Koch Cultural Trust. Through this trust, the Koch family donates to artistic projects and supports creative artists. She is also the president of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation. Elizabeth and Charles have two children together.

Children Of Charles Koch & Elizabeth B Koch – Elizabeth R Koch, Chase Koch

Elizabeth Robinson Koch

Born – Unknown

Married To – Unknown

Charles and Liz’s daughter, Elizabeth, works in the publishing business. She received her degree in English Literature from Princeton University and a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) degree from Syracuse. Currently, she lives in New York.

Chase Koch

Born – Unknown     

Married To  – Annie Breitenbach (married in 2010)

The son of Charles and Liz Koch, Chase is currently the vice president of Agronomics Services for Koch Industries. He studied at College Station, Texas, Texas A&M University. He was a good tennis player in high school (Wichita Collegiate School, Kansas).

Annie works as an RN in Wichita, Kansas. She studied at the University of Kansas.

Charles Koch Grandchildren – Charles G Koch

Born – Unknown

Charles Gerard Koch, the son of Chase Koch and Annie Breitenbach was baptized in June 2012.

 Charles Koch Siblings – Frederick R Koch, David H Koch, William ‘Bill’ Koch

Frederick Robinson Koch

Born – 26 Aug 1933

Married To – Unknown

Charles’ elder brother, Frederick, is a collector and philanthropist. Unlike his younger brothers, he studied humanities at Harvard College. He also received an M.F.A degree from the Yale School of Drama. He served for a while in the U.S. navy and on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga after college. Through the Frederick R. Koch Foundation, he majorly donates to the Pierpont Morgan Library, the Frick Collection, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Currently, he is a board member of the Metropolitan Opera and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Children Of Frederick C Koch – None

David Hamilton Koch

Born – 3 May 1940

Married To – Julia Flesher Koch

david h koch

Charles’ younger brother, David, is the co-owner and the executive vice president of Koch Industries.  He is known for his contribution to several charities including Sloan Kettering, Lincoln Center, and the American Museum of Natural History. He is a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.

Children Of David Koch & Julia Koch

David Koch Jr

Mary Julia Koch

John Mark Koch

William Ingraham “Bill” Koch

Born – 3 May 1940

Married To – Joan Granlund (Ex), Angela (Ex), Bridget Rooney (Current)

David’s twin, Bill, is the founder and president of the Oxbow Group. He is a sailor, and won the America’s Cup in 1992. He also collects art, wine, and maritime memorabilia. As a philanthropist, Bill supports the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, which fights the Cape Wind projects.

Children Of Bill Koch & Joan Grunland

Wyatt

Net worth of Charles Koch

As of July 2014, the net worth of Charles Koch stands at U.S. $41.6 billion.