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David Koch

1940 - 2019

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David Hamilton Koch ( KOHK; May 3, 1940 – August 23, 2019) was an American businessman, political activist, philanthropist, and chemical engineer. In 1970, he joined the family business: Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the United States. He became president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering in 1979, and became a co-owner of Koch Industries (along with elder brother Charles) in 1983. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Koch has received more than 3,814,299 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. David Koch is the 312th most popular businessperson (down from 213th in 2019), the 3,848th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,598th in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Businessperson.

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  • 2.35

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  • 4.67

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Among businesspeople, David Koch ranks 312 out of 601Before him are Paul Castellano, Edward Cave, Andrea Agnelli, Lei Jun, Bob Iger, and Suge Knight. After him are Martin Winterkorn, Terry Gou, Peter Thiel, Vicente Calderón, Roy E. Disney, and Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.

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Among people born in 1940, David Koch ranks 216Before him are Isdal Woman, Jair da Costa, Thelma Schoonmaker, Raoni Metuktire, Jon Elster, and Natalia Makarova. After him are Lorenzo Baldisseri, Tony Allen, Silvio Marzolini, Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, István Csom, and Richard Williamson. Among people deceased in 2019, David Koch ranks 177Before him are Sven Lindqvist, Prosper Grech, Seymour Cassel, Don Alden Adams, Charles Gérard, and Margarita Salas. After him are Camilo Sesto, Jean Guillou, Lyndon LaRouche, Mitchell Feigenbaum, Scott Walker, and Sid Haig.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Koch ranks 3,848 out of 18,182Before him are Katharine Burr Blodgett (1898), Willie Dixon (1915), James Mark Baldwin (1861), Thomas Gibson (1962), Larry Semon (1889), and Benjamin Tucker (1854). After him are Jesse Ventura (1951), Michael Kors (1959), Thomas Curtis (1873), Broncho Billy Anderson (1880), Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847), and Kyra Sedgwick (1965).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, David Koch ranks 97Before him are Bruce Buck (1946), Allen Klein (1931), Dustin Moskovitz (1984), Paul Castellano (1915), Bob Iger (1951), and Suge Knight (1965). After him are Roy E. Disney (1930), Armand Hammer (1898), Malcom McLean (1913), Amadeo Giannini (1870), Franklin Clarence Mars (1883), and Edwin Drake (1819).