Julia Margaret Flesher Koch is an American socialite and philanthropist , who is one of the richest women in the world

An Iowa native, Koch moved to New York City in the 1980s and worked as an assistant to fashion designer Adolfo

She inherited her fortune from her husband, David Koch, who died in 2019

As of August 2022, Forbes estimated Julia Koch and her family's net worth at $57.9 billion

Julia Margaret Flesher was born on April 12, 1962. Her family came from a farming background.

Julia Koch met David Koch on a blind date in January 1991, but the date did not leave her with a good impression

Julia Koch was included on Forbes' list of the 10 richest women in the world in 2020

In December 1997, Julia Koch made what the New York Times called her "New York society debut" at the Met Gala. She was co-chairwoman of the gala that year, along with Anna Wintour and Patrick McCarthy

In 2022, Julia Koch put the apartment at 740 Park Avenue on the market.

Julia Koch is on the board of directors of Koch Industries. She tends not to seek public attention