Centurion cardmembers often report that their cards are heavy – the titanium design is said to leave an impression on other people."
What is the Centurion Card?
It’s been touted as a card for the elite; a kind of card that represents prestige and luxury. The Centurion Card is by invitation only and a charge card with no set limit.
What started out as an urban myth linked to Jerry Seinfeld in the mid-nineties turned into a new product by October of 1999. Jerry Seinfeld was a spokesperson for American Express in the 1990s. He was asked by a fellow crew member whether he had the Black Card. According to the crew member, there were only three black cards in the world: one for the Sultan of Brunei, one for the president of American Express and one for Jerry Seinfeld.
The cultural and sentimental value of gold means steady demand. The pandemic makes online auctions a convenient and safe alternative to buying gold."
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I was in the Emirates Lounge in Dubai. During a layover from Prague I had collected an edition of Fortune magazine before I sat down on an armchair. I looked down as throngs of travellers walked between airline gates. As I flipped through Fortune magazine, I stopped at an article by Warren Buffet. The legendary investor penned a piece on gold in his 2011 letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRKB).
In that now famous letter Buffett said, ‘Gold, however, has two significant shortcomings, being neither of much use nor procreative. True, gold has some industrial and decorative utility, but the demand for these purposes is both limited and incapable of soaking up new production. Meanwhile, if you own one ounce of gold for an eternity, you will still own one ounce at its end.’
Hardly a ringing endorsement of the precious metal.
...upon landing in Thailand you’ll be whisked to your hotel or residence..."
It's marketed like an elite credit card, and perhaps its application process will be as such. The Thailand Elite Cards are not any ordinary membership cards, but a government-sponsored and endorsed program offering up to twenty years permanent residency for a one-off fee of 2,000,000 THB (or approximately $60,000 USD).
In a point of different among visa programmes, the Elite Ultimate Privilege Membership, in particular, offers specific benefits as though it were a premium charge or credit card.