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Dawn star David Koch reveals he typically will get mistaken for a US billionaire


Sunrise star David Koch reveals he often gets mistaken for a US billionaire who shares his name… and died almost two years ago

He’s one of the most famous faces on television, but even David Koch isn’t immune to mistaken identity.  

In a post on Twitter on Monday, the 64-year-old Sunrise host clarified that he is in fact an Aussie TV star, not a dead US billionaire.

‘Mate will you and other Americans stop using my Twitter handle,’ he began, responding to someone who tagged him in a post about US politics.  

Kochie's not happy! The Sunrise star was deeply offended on Twitter after being tagged as late American billionaire David Koch

Kochie's not happy! The Sunrise star was deeply offended on Twitter after being tagged as late American billionaire David Koch (pictured)

Kochie’s not happy! The Sunrise star was deeply offended on Twitter after being tagged as late American billionaire David Koch

He continued: ‘I’m not a Koch Bros. I’m a bloke who lives in Australia and is no relation to any US billionaire family.’ 

According to Wikipedia, David Koch, the former US businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer, died in August 2019.    

David and his brother Charles’ combined net worth was valued over US$100billion, according to a report by Business Insider.

Wrong Koch? Sunrise host David Koch has been confused with a man of the same name, US billionaire David Koch (pictured)

Wrong Koch? Sunrise host David Koch has been confused with a man of the same name, US billionaire David Koch. Pictured is David's brother, Charles Koch.

Wrong Koch? Sunrise host David Koch has been confused with a man of the same name, US billionaire David Koch (pictured)

The publication reported that their fortunes came from their 42 per cent stakes in the family business, Koch Industries. 

The company owns a number of high-profile products, including grocery items like Dixie cups and Quilted Northern toilet paper. 

Although the veteran journalist was unimpressed, his Aussie fans couldn’t help but find some humour in the situation, with one joking: ‘You are an Australian billionaire named Koch.’ 

Look on the bright side! Although the veteran journalist was unimpressed, his Aussie fans couldn't help but find some humour in the situation, with one joking: 'You are an Australian billionaire named Koch.'

Look on the bright side! Although the veteran journalist was unimpressed, his Aussie fans couldn’t help but find some humour in the situation, with one joking: ‘You are an Australian billionaire named Koch.’

In November last year, it was revealed that the Channel Seven star is believed to earn $1million per year. 

David has hosted Sunrise for almost 19 years, with the high profile job proving to be lucrative, too. 

Prior to his stint on the popular Channel Seven breakfast show, he was a highly-regarded finance journalist.  

TV legend: Sunrise's David Koch has been on the series for almost 19 years

TV legend: Sunrise’s David Koch has been on the series for almost 19 years

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