Name : Charles Koch
Organization: Koch Industries
Education: BA/BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Career Achievements: He was ranked 24th on Forbes World's Billionaires list of 2011 with an estimated net worth of $22 billion, deriving from his 42% stake in Koch Industries.
Awards: Honorary Doctor of Science, from George Mason Universityan Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Washburn University, an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Babson College, a 2004 President's Medal from Wichita State University, The Adam Smith Award from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the 1999 Directors' Award for Global Vision in Energy from the New York Mercantile Exchange, the 1999 Governor's Arts Patrons Award from the Kansas Arts Commission, the 2000 National Distinguished Service Award from The Tax Foundation, the Spirit of Justice Award from The Heritage Foundation, The Entrepreneurial Leadership Award from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, The Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America, the Free Enterprise Award from The Council for National Policy, The Herman W. Lay Memorial Award from The Association of Private Enterprise Education, The Distinguished Service Citation from the University of Kansas, Honorary Life Member in the Washburn Law School Association, the Distinguished Citizen Award from Kansas State University, Induction into the Kansas Oil and Gas Hall of Fame, Induction into the Wichita and Kansas Business Halls of Fame, Spirit of Excellence Award from The Urban League of Wichita, Outstanding Humanitarian Award from the Greater Wichita Chapter of the National Society of Fundraising Executives, Wichita City Medallion, Wichita State University Entrepreneur in Residence, Wichita District Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year, the Individual Recognition Award from the Wichita/Sedgwick County Arts and Humanities Council, and the Uncommon Citizen Award from the Wichita Chamber of Commerce.