Julia Koch can be described as an American socialite and philanthropist who is one of the richest women in the world. Julia Koch was born on April 12, 1962, and she is said to have inherited her fortune from her husband, David Koch, who died in 2019.
In April 2023, she was second among the richest women in the world with a fortune of $59 billion by Forbes. She comes from a farming background but when she was born, her parents owned a furniture store called Flesher’s. She was born to Margaret and Frederic Flesher and she spent her earlier childhood days at Indianola, Iowa.
At age 8, she and her family moved to Arkansas. While in Arkansas, her parents operated a clothing store called Peggy Frederic’s. Julia Koch had her education at the University of Central Arkansas but after graduating, she worked as a model.
She relocated to New York City in 1984 and worked as a fashion designer and also did fittings for Nancy Reagan.
Julia Koch got married to David Koch in May 1996 at David Koch’s house on Meadow Lane in Southampton. She made an appearance at the Met Gala in December 1997 as the co- chairwoman alongside Anna Wintour and Patrick McCarthy.
Julia Koch lived with David Koch in an apartment at 1040 Fifth Avenue for several years but in 2004, they relocated to an 18-room duplex at 740 Park Avenue. The apartment was reported to have been bought by her husband for about $17 million from the Japanese government.
They also bought an eight-bedroom townhouse in Manhattan from investor Joseph Chetrit for $40.25 million in 2018. Julia Koch and David Koch had three children; David Koch. Julia Koch is on the board of directors of Koch Industries and serves as the David H. Koch Foundation president. She used to be on the board of directors of the School of American Ballet.
Julia Koch’s Net Worth. How Rich Is She?
The net worth of Julia Koch is pegged at $59.12 billion as of 2024. She is said to have inherited a fortune from her husband after his death.