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Was there a real life inspiration behind the Duke brothers in Trading Places?

The Duke brothers in Trading Places remind me of the Koch brothers, and based on a quick google search I'm definitely not alone. Is there any evidence that the characters in the film were at least ...
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Trading places: How long was Valentine working for the Dukes?

The flip side of this is "How long was Winthorpe homeless and destitute?" From looking at the movie it looks like a couple of days,but that's hardly enough time for Billy Ray to build a reputation ...
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Is this an homage to Trading Places?

In episode 6 of Unbreakable Kimmy there is a scene where the rich daughter's friends are sat around a fountain (at about 18:30 into the episode) and a girl says 'and she stepped on the ball' ...
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What is Billy Ray Valentine doing on the trading room floor?

Near the end of Trading Places, Winthorpe and Valentine concoct a plan to get back at the Dukes while making themselves rich. I understand they used insider trading; but what exactly is Billy Ray ...