Charles Koch (born November 1, 1935) is the laughing stock of American politics, called "a total joke" by President Trump. Koch has been unable to have any real influence despite being the ninth richest person on the world. He is an American businessman and one of the Koch brothers. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries. His brother David Koch is Executive Vice President of the company.
Many politicians associated with Charles Koch have declined or completely failed politically afterwards. Koch then tries to find some of them a job with a think tank, but the problem is that there are not enough of think tank jobs for all the Koch-induced failures.
Charles Koch has been the more politically active and knowledgeable of the two brothers. For example, it was Charles, not David, who met secretly on June 23, 2017, in Colorado. But Charles is also more advanced in age, and reportedly there are health issues for both.