Chris Burch – Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Investor

Chris Burch is known for his entrepreneurial endeavors and financial investments. He has recently taken a new approach in the last few years concerning the hospitality industry. His business partner, James McBride, have come together to invest in a once in a lifetime opportunity. They decided to open a hotel beach resort in the Indonesian island of Sumba in 2012. They both reached deep into their pockets to fund the overall construction process of the new resort which cost approximately $30 million After renovations were complete, they opened their resort to tourists and visitors and recently became the best resort in the world. According to Travel + Leisure, the hotel was voted the best in 2016 and quickly became a five-start resort in a short amount of time. Burch has been involved in the fashion world for many years, however, he is happy to expand his business expertise to the world of hospitality. He mainly decided to invest in the resort for his children. He would like them to be able to experience the natural beauty of the remote resort as well as give back to the community. They call the resort Nihiwatu and it proudly has become more than he ever expected it to be. When he isn’t staying at his very own resort in Sumba, you can find him at his home in Miami or the Hampton’s.   Check architecturaldigest.com for related article.

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Mr. Burch has over 40 years of experience under his belt. He started his very first eye apparel company in 1967 while he was still attending college. He called it Eagle’s Eye apparel. His brother and him decided to start the business with $2,000 and it quickly grew into a million dollar company. It was reported that it grew to $165 million and eventually they sold it to Swire Group. Refer to bjtonline.com for additional reading.  After the sale of their company, Burch went on to start many other businesses from Fashion to internet and then with the addition of hotels. He started Internet Capital Group which specialized in providing internet connectivity.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital, which is a company that holds many different luxury brands like Faena Hotel, Jawbone, Poppin and many more. Aside from his businesses and the companies he oversees, he takes part in many foundations and organizations. He also serves on the board of an Orthopedic Foundation and several hotel boards.   For an update with his latest timeline activities, click this.

His years of expertise and success have painted him to be a very talented, well-know business man.  For his latest innovative offering to the market, hit on inc.com.

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