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FACTSHEET: Charles Koch

DETAILS

Chairman & CEO, Koch Industries, Inc.
Chairman of the Institute for Humane Studies. Chairman, Claude R. Lambe Foundation. Chairman, Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. Board Member, Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Koch Industries is the second largest privately held company in the U.S.

Along with brother David in the late 1970s Charles Koch created groups that matched his stong libertarian ideology. Charles cofounded the Cato Institute in 1978 with Paul Crane. The brothers provided the seed money to Citizens for a Sound Economy and the Institute for Justice. Other Koch projects include the Center for the Study of Market Processes and the Institute for Humane Studies. The brothers continue to fund their projects and others that match their ideology through the David H. Koch Charitable Foundation, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, and the Claude R. Lambe CharitableFoundation.

ORGANIZATIONS

Citizens for A Sound Economy and CSE Educational Foundation
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Cato Institute
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Institute of Humane Studies, George Mason University
Source: Koch Industries newsroom bio

The Locke Institute
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Koch Industries
Source: DeSmog Koch Prop 23 Flint Hills

Philanthropy Roundtable
Source: Sourcewatch - Philanthropy Roundtable

Charles Koch Institute
Source: Charles Koch Institute - Charles Koch

American Enterprise Institute
Source: American Enterprise Institute - Koch funded seminar series

Americans for Prosperity
Source: sourcewatch - Americans for Prosperity

Knowledge and Progress Fund
Source: Knowledge and Progress Fund 990 - 2010

SOURCES

Mercatus Center website 4/04
http://www.mercatus.org

Koch Industries newsroom bio
http://www.kochind.com/newsroom/bio_detail.asp?ID=1

DeSmog Koch Prop 23 Flint Hills
Koch Industries wholly-owned subsidiary Flint Hills Resources donated $1 million to back California Proposition 23 in 2010.
http://www.desmogblog.com/koch-industries-donates-1-million-prop-23-effort-kill-california-climate-law

Sourcewatch - Philanthropy Roundtable
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Philanthropy_Roundtable

Charles Koch Institute - Charles Koch
http://www.charleskochinstitute.org/about/charles-g-koch/

American Enterprise Institute - Koch funded seminar series
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sourcewatch - Americans for Prosperity
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Americans_for_Prosperity#cite_note-12

Knowledge and Progress Fund 990 - 2010
http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2010/541/899/2010-541899251-07b9608e-F.pdf