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Forbes Names Koch Brothers Among Richest In US

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Forbes Magazine has jointly named Wichita brothers Charles and David Koch the fifth-richest Americans. The list puts their wealth at $41 billion each.

The Koch brothers came in behind Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The list was released last month and will be featured in a print version of Forbes Magazine Oct. 19.

Charles Koch, 79, and David Koch, 75, share control of Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in the U.S. Charles is chairman, while David runs its chemical technology business.

Koch Industries has interests in oil pipelines, refineries, building materials, paper towels and Dixie cups.

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