Julia Margaret Flesher
Julia Margaret Flesher is the lovely wife of billionaire businessman, political activist and chemical engineer, David Koch –of Koch Industries, who died age 79.
Julia’s husband was one half of the double act of the billionaire Koch brothers who used their vast wealth as energy tycoons to transform rightwing politics in America. David was widely known as the wealthiest resident of Manhattan.
He is survived by his wife, their children and three brothers. Meet Julia Margaret Flesher below.
#1 Together they made for New York’s richest couple
David, a Kansas native born March 3, 1940; oversees Koch’s chemical technology group and shares majority control of Koch Industries, U.S’s second largest private firm, with his brother Charles. In case you didn’t know, Koch Industries, which has revenues of $100 billion, operates pipelines, produces fertilizer and makes Dixie cups and Quilted Northern toilet paper. They have an estimated net worth of $47.5 billion.
#2 They met on a blind date
He and wife Julia met on a blind date and have been married for over two decades. They tied the knot in 1996 at David’s house in Southampton.
#3 She is a mom
The power couple have since welcomed three kids together, Mary Julia Koch, John Mark Koch and David Koch Jr.
#4 Her father is a former antiques dealer in Des Moines
Julia Koch was born in 1963 as Julia Margaret Flesher, to parents Margaret W. Flesher and Fredric C. Flesher. Julia grew up in the town of Indianola, Iowa, close to Des Moines. The family later moved to Arkansas where they opened a high-end women’s clothing store.
#5 Julia used to work in the fashion industry
Flesher says that she fell in love with New York City after coming to the big apple on a business trip with her mother in 1980. Soon, Flesher moved to the city and began working in the fashion industry. Julia Koch graduated from the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to her nuptials, she worked as the assistant to Adolfo, a renowned dress designer in New York.
#6 She keeps busy doing charity
Nowadays, Julia Koch dedicates her time to her family and manages the Koch’s charitable fund.