The Great Philanthropist, Investor, and Entrepreneur; Chris Burch
Christopher Burch was born in 28th of March, 1953. He is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Burch Creative Capital which is located in New York City. The Firm manages brand development and venture investments. Chris is also a co-founder of the Tory Burch LLC. To add to his investments, he also invested with the Guggenheim Partners.
His Early Life
Chris Burch was brought up in Wayne, Pennsylvania by a humble family. His dad, who was a Catholic, was an owner of the distributor of mining supplies and equipment.
In 1976, before graduating from Ithaca College, Chris together with Robert, his brother, founded Eagles Eye apparel with an investment of $2,000. They purchased sweaters for only $10 and later sold them at $15. Burch later got determined to start a firm and produce another brand of ‘preppy’ sweaters for him to sell door-to-door in the campus. This course grew and expanded to different campuses which in the course of time, got to retail shops. The company, in about ten years, expanded to $140 million sales and a countrywide distribution footprint. They also owned over 50 retail shops.
Christopher Burch, in 2004, joined hands with Phillippe Stark, an architect, and Alan Faena, a hotelier, to start the Faena Hotel +Universe in Buenos Aires. In the same year, he invested in real estate developer’s projects just after buying the condo in Faena House, development in South Beach.
In 2005, Chris bought a luxurious home in Southampton, New York, for close to $14 million, and then sold it for $25 million after only four months. Burch later founded J.B Christopher, a construction materials supplier to the developers of real estate, in 2006. Chris Burch partnered with his friend Austin Hearst to finish the development of luxury home developments worth $19 million in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
Chris later bought a townhouse in 2012, in the west village after he previously had been renting it, for $11 million. In 2013, Christopher Burch bought Nihiwatu Resort, based in Sumba Island. Nihiwatu is a 27 villa resort which is close to Bali.
About Nihiwatu Resort
It is a Resort that features a swimming pool and has 21 comfortable rooms. The rooms are designed to fit the needs of any guest. Nihiwatu is owned by J.Christopher Burch. People staying at this resort enjoy the unique dining experience in the restaurant.
Chris’ Personal Life
Burch married Susan in 1982, in an Episcopalian Ceremony. The two got three daughters; Alexandra, Elizabeth, and Louisa. Burch later, in 1996, married Tory Robinson, a fashion designer. They then got three sons, Henry, Nicholas, and Sawyer.