David Koch, billionaire conservative activist and philanthropist, dead at 79

David and Charles, the chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, co-owned the Kansas-based energy and chemical company, since 1983.

David Koch – the billionaire co-owner of Koch Industries in 2011 – Photo: Getty Images

 

 

David Koch, billionaire conservative activist and philanthropist, has died. He was 79.

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David,” Charles Koch said in a statement Friday. “Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion for life.”

David and Charles, the chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, co-owned the Kansas-based energy and chemical company, since 1983. David stepped down from running the Koch organization last year due to declining health.

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