Fortunes are made with man’s own will. This is true behind the success of Charles Koch.Charles de Ganahl Koch is the chairman, co-owner and CEO of Koch Industries. Besides being a businessman, he is quite a philanthropist. Koch Industries was established by Fred C. Koch, father of Charles Koch and his brother David Koch. It is the second largest private company in US. Koch has been the company head for the last 4 decades, taking the company to altogether different dimension in terms of sales and revenue.
Charles Koch was born on November 1, 1935 in Wichita, Kansas, US. His ancestry has roots in Dutch, and his grandfather Harry Koch who migrated to US and settled in Texas. Koch studied at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology from where he graduated with several degrees in 1960.
He received his Bachelor of Science in General engineering, Master of Science in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering. After his college, Koch started working with Arthur D. Little, Inc. In 1961, he left his job and moved in with his father for the family business. Years later, he was appointed as the President of the business.