Koch Industries

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Among the largest privately held corporations in the United States, Koch Industries is a diversified firm that lists its major industry interests as:[1] diversified into a number of industries:

  1. Process and Pollution Control Equipment and Technology
  2. Refining and Chemicals
  3. Minerals
  4. Fertilizers
  5. Polymers and Fibers
  6. Commodity Trading and Services
  7. Forest and Consumer Products
  8. Ranching

Its major owners are David Koch and Charles Koch. They and their foundations are major, if low-profile, contributors to American conservatism,[2] just as George Soros is a major contributor on the left. Americans for Prosperity, founded in 2003, by David Koch and Richard Fink, a Koch Industries board member, is a supporter of the Tea Party Movement.