David Koch passed away Friday although the cause of death is unknown. As a committed libertarian, he used his money to reshape the conservative movement in the United States. He was the chairman and chief of Koch industries, which invested in everything from pipelines to paper towels. But more significantly, Koch brought together 700 wealthy philanthropists to collectively support movements they all believed in.
What’s his legacy? Koch is credited for financing the Tea Party, which propelled the Republicans to win the House in 2010. His big spending has also drawn the ire of Democrats, some of who accused him of buying America.