William I. Koch
He is the founder and owner of Oxbow Corporation, a privately-owned resources company. On its website the company states that "the Oxbow Group is made up of more than two dozen companies with yearly aggregate sales of over $3.7 billion, combined assets of over $1.7 billion and over 1200 employees worldwide. Oxbow’s primary businesses are the mining and marketing of energy and commodities such as coal, natural gas, petroleum, metallurgical and calcined coke."
After being bought out of Koch Industries he founded his own energy company, Oxbow, and turned to yachting; he spent an estimated sixty-five million dollars to win the America’s Cup, in 1992.
Forbes reported in 2009 that William Koch is worth approximately $1500 million, making him the 236th richest person in America .
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