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Charles Koch

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The Resume

    (November 1, 1935- )
    Born in Wichita, Kansas
    Co-owns Koch Industries (as of 2010, the second largest privately held company in the United States)

Why he might be annoying:

    He incessantly complained about government, yet, donated tens of millions of dollars to political causes.
    He sparred with fellow billionaire T. Boone Pickens over natural gas legislation supported by Pickens.
    After decades of arguing for the elimination of Social Security, he reportedly encouraged a colleague to take advantage of the Social Security benefits he'd earned.
    He opposed the regulation of greenhouse gases.
    Though not admitting to any involvement with the Tea Party, his donations aided many groups and causes supported by the Tea Party.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He graduated M.I.T.
    He co-founded the CATO Institute.
    The basketball arena at Wichita State University is named after him.
    He was ranked amongst the wealthiest and most powerful Americans by Forbes Magazine.
    He is popular with free market Libertarians.

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Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 89 Votes: 60.67% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 147 Votes: 59.18% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 16 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 144 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 71 Votes: 47.89% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 26 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 73 Votes: 53.42% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 26 Votes: 73.08% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 142 Votes: 57.04% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 232 Votes: 48.28% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 318 Votes: 39.62% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 293 Votes: 74.40% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 127 Votes: 76.38% Annoying