Charles Koch, along with his brother David, owns Koch Industries. He serves as Chairman of the Board as well as Chief Executive Officer, while David is the Executive Vice President. He is well known for his political donations and for being a philanthropist.
Born on November 1, 1935 to Mary and Fred Koch, Charles Koch has two other brothers, Bill and Frederick. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1957, then went on to secure two master’s degrees in nuclear and chemical engineering by 1959. Mr. Koch has always been dedicated to social and scientific progress. Because of that dedication, he has founded several organizations throughout the years, such as the Institute for Humane Studies.
In an ABC interview Sunday, Mr. Koch, who is and always has been a supporter of conservative political candidates, said that it’s possible that Hillary Clinton might be a better President than a Republican. When asked whether he preferred Bill Clinton over George W. Bush in comparing their presidencies, he responded that he did in some ways. Charles pointed out that government spending was two and a half times more under Bush while government growth increased.
When asked if he could imagine himself ever supporting Hillary Clinton, he maintained that she would have to act differently than her rhetoric suggests she will for him to seriously consider supporting her. Koch said he wouldn’t “put a penny” into an attempt to stop Donald Trump and that he and his network could even watch the 2016 presidential election from the sidelines due to what he calls a lack of good “role models” among the candidates. He lamented, “These personal attacks and pitting one person against the other – that’s the message you’re sending the country. You’re role models and you’re terrible role models So how- I don’t know how we could support ’em.”