Chris Burch is one of the most successful businesspersons in the world today. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Burch Creative Capital and has helped establish companies in the hospitality, fashion and technology industries. Burch was born in Pennsylvania, and he says that he was a terrible student back in the days in school. He could not read or concentrate and was last in his class at elementary school. He claims he had severe attention deficit disorder and his parents were informed by teachers to limit their hopes on his future. Check crunchbase.com for his timeline activity update.
However, at 14 years, his parents took him to Tilton Prep School at New Hampshire, a school he rewarded with $1.3 million in the year 2013. After school, during the summer, his father put him to work in a construction and spent most of his days pushing heavy wheelbarrows. This is when he concluded that there are other easier ways that he could make money. According to bjtonline.com, while in Ithaca College, in partnership with his brother, they decided to sell sweaters door to door on campus. Starting with a capital of $2000, the investment grew to a company they named after their father, Eagles Eye, which they later sold to Swire Group based in the UK at approximately $60 million. Read related article here.
Ever since then, Chris Burch has been involved in the establishment of numerous successful companies in hospitality, fashion and technology industries. For instance, in the year 2012, he bought a resort that was not known by most people in the remote areas of Indonesian Sumba Island. After investing heavily in the resort and hiring a creative hotelier and marketer, the five-star Nihi Resort rose to prominence. It is now in the top 100 prestigious hotels in the world. More about the resort on businessinsider.com.
Formerly, the Nihi resort was a remote resort for surfers who relied on the Indian Ocean waves. The owners were unable to expand it and, thus, had to sell it to investors who had the ability to expand. On getting this information, Burch sent one of his trusted friends, James McBride, to examine and scout the viability of this investment. The tribal atmosphere and the beautiful sceneries impressed James, and this is why he recommended it to Burch who visited the resort with his three sons who are surfers. This is when he decided to acquire the resort, and the rest is history. It has risen to become one of the fanciest hotels in the world. Hop over to forbes.com to learn more about this awesome resort hotel.
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