For successful entrepreneur Chris Burch, gift giving is one way he gives back to those who mean the most to him. He enjoys giving gifts that he knows his loved ones wouldn’t buy for themselves. He recently wrote a list of products that he has purchased as gifts that include a Copper Cage Tote, a Snow Home Candle Set, and a Barbour Gisburne Jacket. These gifts and other reflect Chris’ own style and from companies that he invests in. Some of his favorite gifts to give come from some of his extensive travels during business trips. Perhaps his favorite gift to give is a monetary donation to a charity in the name of the person he is giving to.
Chris Burch has almost 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship which started when he an his brother Bob launched a sweater company in college. While attending Ithaca College, Chris and Bob created a clothing line called Eagle’s Eye Apparel, that specialized in sweaters, check bjtonline.com. By the time the brothers sold the company it was worth nearly $165 million. After the sale, Chris invested in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the Internet Capital Group, an investment that made him quite a healthy sum of money. Additional article on architecturaldigest.com.
Chris then turned his investment eye toward a multitude of sectors including real estate. he has made significant investments in luxury vacation homes and resort properties. In 2012, Chris bought Nihi Sumba Island and financed the build of one of the top resort hotels in the world, Faena Hotel & Universe. He has launched a number of business ventures including C. Wonder, the apparel brand that he later sold to Xcel Brands. Other startups Chris has been involved in include Powermat, Next Jump, Voss Water, Nihiwatu, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, and Cocoon9.
Chris Burch is a firm believer of serving others and has served on the board of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. He has served on the board and is the former president of The Pierre Hotel Co-op. He has worked to help fund research for a number of New York-based non-profits to include the Mt. Sinai Hospital.
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