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David Koch dead at age 79, New Yorker reporter Mayer says

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Billionaire conservative donor and industrialist David Koch has died, family sources have told New Yorker reporter Jane Meyer.

Meyer tweeted Friday morning that she had been told Koch had died. Her 2016 book Dark Money focussed on the influence of the Kochs on American politics.

Koch, 79, and his brother Charles, are among the most influential figures in the conservative movement in the US in recent years, having donated billions to a network of conservative organisations.

In 2018, David Koch retired from his roles at Koch Industries because of ill health.

A representative for Koch Industries did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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