Chris Burch: The Human Behind Humanitarian

November 24, 2018

Chris Burch, CEO of Burch Creative Capital, is a New York-based businesses man. As an investor, Chris Burch invests in a wide range of businesses from financial services, apparel, and hospitality to only name a few. In the following, we take a look at his newest venture named, Nihi Sumba Island.

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In an article, it describes Chris Burch as the “billionaire entrepreneur” who co-owns Nihi Sumba Island located in Indonesia, follow reading at ( In 2012, he and his counterpart, James McBride created a once ordinary “surfing spot” and turned into what Nihi Sumba Island is today, a world-renown hotel. Further down the article, it describes the origins of Nihi Sumba Island. In it, it describes that there were only a few simple shacks and what got him there in the first place, check out this cool site here on ( He goes on to say that the people in the island of Sumba, the Sumbanese people, are his main inspiration for creating such a hotel. As a humanitarian at the core, Chris Burch took over the Sumba Foundation, which was originally founded by Claude Graves. The Sumba Foundation now provides health services and improves the lives of the Sumbanese to this day.


Who Is Chris Burch and How Did He Become Who He Is Today

Many know Chris Burch as the co-founder of the fashion brand, Tory Burch. The man before being dubbed the “billionaire entrepreneur” came from humble beginnings. Earlier in the article, Chris Burch describes his childhood. He says that he didn’t really get good grades and couldn’t concentrate much. He couldn’t sleep at night either. So instead of being restless, he stayed up listening to people calling into a radio show. This is where he developed his skills in empathy. In turn, creating a curious environment for him. Fast forwarding to his college years at Ithaca College, he launched his first business venture, selling sweaters. Today, Chris Burch is now a frequent guest speaker at Harvard Business School. He goes on to describe moments in his life that changed him and help him realize his talent of a “deeper creative understanding of people.” The article ends inspiring the author and was in awe of how Chris Burch made him take a deeper look into humanity.


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