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Christopher Burch is a well-known entrepreneur who has started successful companies in retail like Tory Burch and C. Wonder; he has set his sites on the hotel and hospitality business. James McBride and Chris Burch bought a joint venture in the form of a beachside hotel located on the island of Sumba in 2012. Sumba is part of Indonesia, and the business partners spent a total of $30 million renovating it. In 2015, Nihiwatu opened its doors to the public. This luxury hotel features 27 private villas, 4 of which have their own, private plunge pool. Mr. Burch bought this hotel initially as a legacy to leave his children, and as a way to give back to the local community. He now splits his time between the Hamptons, Miami, and Nihiwatu in Indonesia. Nihiwatu has already been named the Best Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure in 2016. Continue reading about Nihiwatu on

Christopher Burch

Christopher Burch was born and raised in Pennsylvania as 1 of 10 children. He attended Ithica University and made his first foray into the world of entrepreneurship while he was still in college. Mr. Burch and his brother founded Eagles Eye with just $2,000 and sold sweaters for $15 each that they originally bought for $10 each. Christopher began looking for a factory to expand his sweater selling business, and this operation grew quickly to other campuses and retail stores. Mr. Burch and his brother worked the next 10 years, and Eagles Eye grossed over $140 million in sales. More to read on  His next venture was helping his wife launch the Tory Burch fashion line in 2004. Mr. Burch served as co-Chairman of the Tory Burch fashion line until it sold in 2012. At the time of the selling, the company was worth an estimated $3 billion dollars.  Read this recent interview of Burch, know his views and insights on things around his area of interest, hit on

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Mr. Burch made his way into the real estate business in 2004 by partnering with Philippe Stark to help develop Faena Hotel+Universe in Argentina. In 2005 he purchased a luxury home in the Hamptons, renovated it, and sold it four months later for $25 million. His last real estate project was the Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia.

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Christopher Burch has proved time and time again that he has excellent instincts and has honed them over the years. He will continue to thrive in this popular market for years to come.

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Chris Burch is the CEO and founder of Burch Creative Capital and has been a successful investor and entrepreneur for almost forty years. He acquired Nihiwatu in 2012 and renovated the luxury resort. By 2016 the resort was ranked by Travel + Leisure magazine as the number one hotel worldwide.   Additional article on Mr. Burch developed an interest in the hospitality field when he started a partnership with Alan Faena and Philippe Stark and created the Faena Hotel.

Mr. Burch and Ellen DeGeneres became partners in 2014 when she launched her ED by Ellen DeGeneres brand. For related article, check this recent interview with Burch.  The same year he launched luxury prefab homes called Cocoon9. The homes were space saving, contemporary in design, sophisticated and energy efficient. His diversified portfolio also includes office supplies by Bur+Mah, women’s accessories and apparel by TRADEMARK, BaubleBar, Soludos, Little Duck Organics, Chubbies, Brad’s Raw Foods and Blink Health. Hop over to, to check this diversified portfolio of Burch.

Chris Burch sat on the board for Rothman Orthopedic Foundation and was previously the president of The Pierre Hotel Board. He has contributed funds to Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYU Langone, The Henry Street Settlement, The Child Welfare League of China, The Sumba Foundation and the China Association of Social Work.

Mr. Burch admits he is curious about the world around him and notices how services and products can be improved. He decided to use his resources and knowledge to help entrepreneurs who have great ideas. This was the decision that led to him founding Burch Creative Capital. The company takes ideas and brings the world amazing results. He believes passion and good people are what it takes to succeed. For Burch Creative Capital timeline activities, click on

Chris Burch is excited about tiny houses because he feels it means people are living with experiences instead of just things. That’s why he developed Cocoon9. He wanted to help the people looking for adventure and culture. He is extremely proud of the accomplishments he has made in this area.

Mr. Burch is a risk taker. He admits it’s not quite a strategy but feels risks are unavoidable if you want to break new ground. He has taken many risks in his career and although he had some failures he is happy to be where he is today. When he does fail he mourns the failure, does some reflection and moves ahead with new clarity. He keeps investing and he keeps creating because this is his passion.  For a glimpse of this investments, hop over to

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