Charles Koch is the co-owner, chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, one of the largest closely held companies in the world. The Wichita, Kansas-based firm operates in various industries including oil refining, pipelines, commodities trading, ranching and paper pulp, and has annual sales of $110 billion. He owns 42 percent of the company.
Georgia-Pacific LLC, the U.S. paper and pulp producer controlled by the Koch brothers, agreed to buy Buckeye Technologies Inc. for about $1.45 billion to add cellulose products used in baby wipes and tires.
Billionaire William Koch won a fraud lawsuit in which he claimed a consigner sold him 24 counterfeit bottles of wine from France’s Bordeaux region and may get punitive damages as the jury resumes deliberations.
Billionaire collector William Koch, after waging a $17 million legal battle over 24 bottles of counterfeit Bordeaux, was awarded $12 million in punitive damages by jurors, some of whom shook his hand after court.
Macy’s Inc. will ask a judge to expand the scope of his order blocking J.C. Penney Co. from selling goods designed by Martha Stewart’s company in certain categories even if they don’t carry her name or trademark.
Koch Industries Inc. and its employees and subsidiaries spent $1.2 million in the last election helping to elect Republican governors who are now trying to take away bargaining rights of state workers.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.