Christopher Burch is the billionaire investor who bought a lesser-known surf resort on the Indonesian island, Sumba. After redeveloping the island property for three years, with the help of James Mcbride, the Nihi Resort reopened its doors to become one of the best hotels in the world, according to Travel & Leisure. Christopher is also behind the success of his ex-wife Tory’s fashion business and countless other successful ventures. The Nihi Resort, which was formerly known as Nihiwatu, almost went out of business when the Asian financial crisis of the 1990’s came about. Check on businessinsider.com for more reading about the resort.
When the Sumba Foundation was created to help it out, Christopher decided to take part in investing in the business. While the Nihi Resort has changed under the guidance of Christopher, it is still the surfer’s paradise that it once was, which limits its private surfing area to 10 surfers at a time. This is done in order to prevent it from being too crowded for anyone who wants to enjoy the waves. Related reading on forbes.com.
Christopher Burch is the CEO and founder of Burch Creative Capital, which invests in and supports businesses from a wide range of industries. The company has been around for close to 40 years, and it has helped countless luxury and tech brands to get off of the ground. Some of the brands that Burch has invested in include Jawbone, Faena Hotel + Universe, The Continuum Group, Voss Water, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, and Poppin. Christopher has a knack for discovering business ideas that will be successful, because he has his ears to the ground when it comes to the behavior of consumers, and it is this ability that has led to the success Burch Creative Capital.
According to bjtonline.com, Christopher Burch attended Itchica College earlier in his life, and it was there that himself along with his brother Bob created Eagles Eye apparel. Before they sold the company to Swire Group, it had earned $165 million. After this, Christopher went on to invest in Internet Capital, which was a successful IPO. Along with the many different business ventures that Christopher has been a part of is the accessories, apparel, and home decor retailer, C. Wonder, that he launched in 2011. The company was such a great success that it was bought by Xcel Brands, eventually. On top of investing in and creating companies that find success, Christopher Burch is a writer who shares what he has learned with anyone who wants to enrich their lives. Check his insights and views on matters around his area of interest, click this article on interview.net.
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