Muckety this: Anna Nicole Smith and the Koch brothers

By Muckety

November 1, 2012 at 8:11am

Not for any reasons nefarious, but only because it’s such an unlikely connection, we give you a Muckety map linking the Koch brothers with Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith and nonagenarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Smith’s late husband, oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall II, was an investor in Koch Industries.

The majority owners of the privately held Koch Industries are, of course, Charles and David Koch, favorite targets of the left.

Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith

Zsa Zsa Gabor is married to Frederick von Anhalt, who suggested that he might be the father of Anna Nicole’s daughter, Dannielynn Hope. It was later determined that Larry Birkhead, boyfriend of Anna Nicole, was the father.

The battle over Marshall’s estate outlasted many of the litigants, including Smith and Marshall’s son and guardian, E. Pierce Marshall. It ended with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that Dannielynn was not a legal heir.

Elaine Tettemer Marshall, widow of E. Pierce, took control of the family’s holdings in Koch Industries after her husband’s death. Bloomberg recently valued her stake at more than $12.7 billion.

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