Monday, July 22, 2013

The 1% pay for some amazing perks

A recent Reddit thread asked about the craziest services and products for the 1% that most of us didn't even know existed. A sampling:

  • Fine Art Insurance - "And I don't mean, 'Sorry you lost it in the hurricane, here's your paycheck' insurance. I mean, 'The area is flooded and riots are breaking out. We're going to send a SWAT-like team to helicopter in and fly your assets out of the area and into a safer place.'"
  • Full-Service Travel Agents - "Books flights and hotels and arranges visas. Also handles money for you (when you travel to another country). Got a problem? Call the agent. They'll fix it or get fired."
  • Christmas Tree Stylist - "A $20,000 handmade Christmas tree put in your home every year and trashed on Jan 1st."
  • Next-Level Personal Shoppers - "She has my entire wardrobe organized and coded in a database, and keeps track of new designer trends...She has all my sizes and we re-measure twice a year, so I don't have to go hunting for sizing or tailoring."
  • Doctor House Calls - "We can set up a whole hospital suite in the comfort of your personal mansion, with private nurses and staff. It gives you optimal care, prevents [healthcare-associated infections], and gives you much more dignity when dying."
  • Hooker Liaison Manager - "A mate of mine works on a super yacht for some playboy billionaire and part of his job is to get rid of the passed out hookers every morning and take them back to shore, then line up the next flock."
  • PRIMA Cinema Services ($35,000) - "Newly released movies at home, the same day they open in theaters."
  • Private Suites At Events - "At Madison Square Garden, for instance, your suite is like a living room with a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the event floor. You are also given access to a lounge area where you can watch the players come out of the locker room."
  • A Family Office - "An all-purpose financial hub just for you that includes the services of accountants, investment managers, tax lawyers, personal lawyers, insurance professionals, financial planners, and concierge staff that cater to all your financial needs."
  • Flying Domestically With No Security Check - "Most people know that the wealthy fly private. Not everyone knows that this allows them to just walk (or drive) right up to the aircraft with no security screening or luggage inspection."
  • Amex Platinum and Black Card Concierge - "You'd be amazed how many thousands of people don't buy tickets themselves, don't plan their own weddings/engagements, doctors appointments, arrangements to pick their kids up from ballet/school/random location. The Amex concierge does it all for them."

1 comment:

Retro Blog said...

I would think the 1% might have their own army, literally for dooms day.