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|Date of Birth||May 3, 1940|
|Source of Wealth||Diversified|
|Residence||Manhattan, New York, US|
|Education||M.S. in Chemical Engineering.|
In 1979 David Koch became the president of the engineering division in his company, named Koch Engineering, which was later known as Chemical Technology Group.
His keen interest in politics helped him become the Libertarian Vice-Presidential candidate in the U.S. presidential election in 1980.
David Koch was bestowed with many prestigious awards, a few of them being the Corporate Citizenship Award in 2004 and the Excellence in Corporate Leadership award in 2005 from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
He is also the recipient of Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s George Washington Award for Principled Leadership(2007).
David Koch owns a G.T. 500 Mustang that is approximately worth 65,000 dollars.
David Koch resides in his mansion of New York, which is spread a 9,000 square foot. He owns plush properties in Aspen, Florida, Colorado, and Southampton.
David Koch, the fourth wealthiest man in the US, acquired a 9,000 square foot primary residence in New York for $9.5 Million.
He owns a property in Palm Beach; Florida, valued at $37 Million by property tax authorities, his other acquisition includes the Southampton home estimated at $18 Million.
David Koch owns a huge car park, which costs millions of dollars and owns a fleet of cars, the favorite being his chauffeured Mercedes, which he loves to drive with his family.
David Koch is a travel freak and spends around $500,000 per week floating around the Mediterranean for several weeks on his 246-foot yacht “Leander”.
David Koch escaped death in a 1991 plane crash in Los Angeles that killed 22 people aboard his flight.
A generous philanthropist and as a cancer survivor, David Koch donated $100 Million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The donation helped to cater the construction needs of a new research and technology facility center for cancer.
David Koch is the tenth wealthiest person in the world today who reached heights through his sheer effort and hard work.
He donated $35 Million to National Museum of Natural History, the largest single donation anyone has ever made in the 112-year history of the Washington-based museum.
David Koch has a theater after his name for performing arts located in New York.