2008_07_koch.jpgDavid H. Koch, the richest man in NYC with a net worth of $17 billion, is donating $100 million towards the renovation of the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center. The City Opera and New York City Ballet perform in the space, and Koch told the NY Times, “I’ve been going to the New York State Theater for 40 years. I can assure you, I would not make a gift of this magnitude unless I was absolutely convinced that the quality of the work was world class.” Other parts of Lincoln Center are currently under renovation.