Chris Burch is a businessman who loves working with people whose ideas could become real business disrupters. The kind of businesses Burch has bought shares in at his company, Burch Creative Capital range from wireless power charging technology such as that of Powermat, office space planning and furniture sales in Poppin, and other household and fashion brands. Burch also has bought gifts from some of these companies either for himself or for family and friends, and he decided to share them with others in a company blog post. Burch recommends buying things like a Trademark Cooper Cage Tote if your loved one likes quality handbags, a U.S. Jaclean Zero-Gravity Massage Chair if they’re an elderly person who needs a chair to relax in, a Barbour Gisburne jacket or maybe just small sweets from Fatty Sundays or Pretzables. Check releasefact.com.
It’s quite remarkable to know how Chris Burch came from rural New York and the campus of Ithaca College to become a billionaire in 2012. He began his first business at that college by selling sweaters that he would buy from a nearby factory and make a little extra money delivering them to customers. This small business soon had enough demand that Burch decided to finance the opening of a factory and department stores for his new Eagle Eye Apparel company, and sales began to soar in the millions. He and his brother owned the company for over 20 years until they sold it off. By then Burch had started taking up other investments as a partner of the Internet Capital Group and a key investor in Guggenheim Partners. Burch also was a joint owner in Tory Burch, a fashion group named for his wife at the time, and after selling his stake in that company he started Burch Creative Capital (prnewswire.com).
Some of Chris Burch’s biggest acquisitions have been residential and commercial real estate including partial ownership of Faena Hotel + Universe and majority stakes in Nihiwatu Resort, the recently named world’s best vacation destination (http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/christopher-maya-j-christopher-burch-hamptons-house-article). Outside of business Burch is involved with charity as a former board member of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation and the Tilton School. He also produced a New York Times reviewed movie known as “Watch It.”
Read this interesting interview of him on entrepreneur.com.