Charles Koch can always be relied upon as a man of great strength who stands up for what he believes in. Whether it is his beliefs in how a business should be run, or his widely publicized and sometimes controversial political beliefs, Charles Koch is a pillar of strength for many. The brilliant businessman and billionaire is current CEO of Koch industries, the second largest profiting private company in the united state, it’s valued at $100 billion dollars. Forbes named him #5 in the Forbes 400 (2015), he is listed at #29 for the Forbes list of Powerful People (2015), and is currently tied for the title for the world’s sixth-richest person.
Charles Koch is presently rising in the ranks of the worlds list of most giving of philanthropists, as he was just recently reported as bestowing an enormous amount of money to further college education. The administration of Western Carolina University located in North Carolina asked the public school’s chancellor to approve a new academic center funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, and chaired by the successful CEO. This private nonprofit headed by Charles Koch funds progressive academic programs, scholarships, professorships, conferences, lecture series and economics centers, all for the purpose of furthering advanced education. This newly gifted $90 million dollar donation makes Charles Koch among one of the highest giving philanthropists of all time. Eighty-five percent of the donations from the enormous $90 million dollar donation went to be dispersed among 147 needy Southern colleges and universities.