True entrepreneurial spirit is something that few people have these days. Sure, there are business owners, but a lot of people just go through life without truly wanting to take on the business world. According to Huffington Post, Christopher Burch, however, is a man that wanted to take the world head on. He is a true entrepreneur, and he has proven himself to be an extremely able and gifted businessman.
Christopher Burch (https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/17/how-technology-gives-fashion-startups-an-edge-over-legacy-brands/) grew up in a small neighborhood in Pennsylvania. His father, a business owner, always told him that a person should have pride when they work for themselves. There is just something wonderful about working hard and reaping the rewards without having to do something for somebody else. This led Christopher to dream about being an entrepreneur. He tried out this dream when he went to school with his brother. They invested a total of $2,000 in an apparel business that sold sweatshirts to students. He proved himself when he and his brother were able to sell the business for $165 million after just ten years of doing business. With money in his pocket and his head full of ideas for great investments, there is nothing to keep Christopher Burch from succeeding.
Taking his windfall from his college business, Christopher created the Burch Creative Capital Group and investment firm that seeks out new, exciting, and disruptive ideas. The purpose behind this approach was the fact that investments in sure things were only able to generate profits for a limited amount of time. However, with brand new markets and technologies that cannibalize older, matured tech, the sky is really the limit on how much you can make. He found this out very quickly, making money hand over fist for several years.
Christopher Burch is now a billionaire, but his investing days are far from over. He continues to seek out those investments that are deemed too risky to other investors. He wants those creative, new ideas that are going to throw the entire industry for a loop and disrupt the market. In his current portfolio, he boasts investments in over 50 different successful companies. He has given money to many name brands as well, such as ED by Ellen DeGeneres, TRADEMARK, Voss Water, and more. He is also giving a lot of his money back to the global community, giving to organizations that are helping with women’s and children’s welfare in China, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and many other globally recognized charities.