United States right-wing billionaire David Koch dies

This 23 August 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

Right Wing Mega Donor David Koch Has Died

David Koch, one half of the notorious Koch Brothers, has passed away. David and his brother Charles can be traced back to some of the worst political movements and politicians of the past quarter century, and the two have been responsible for immeasurable environmental damage. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses David’s legacy.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Billionaire and Republican sugar daddy David Koch (79) dies

The US American billionaire … David Koch has passed away. He was one of the richest people in the United States and played a major role in American politics as a sponsor. Koch was 79 years old.

As the owner of the multinational corporation Koch Industries, he made a lot of money, including in the petroleum industry … . He put that money together with his brother Charles into a far-reaching political network, which was called ‘Kochtopus‘ by critics. …

He financially supported Republican candidates and founded the organization Americans for Prosperity in 2004. That lobby group became particularly influential in the aftermath of the banking crisis as the Koch brothers supported the conservative Tea Party movement.

It is unclear how much money the Koch brothers have donated to political goals. According to The Washington Post estimates are hundreds of millions of dollars. …

David Koch was born in 1940 in the city of Wichita in Kansas. He grew up with his twin brother Bill and his older brothers Frederick and Charles. Their father, Fred Koch, was a successful entrepreneur in the petroleum industry. …

They [the Koch brothers] allegedly left their mark on Trump’s government: they are said to have close ties with, eg, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Pompeo.

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