Facebook for the rich launches with $9000 membership fee
The Netropolitan Club
A new and exclusive social media concept has launched, targeted at the super rich. Going by the name of the 'Netropolitan' club, there is a $9,000 a year sign up fee (reduced to $3000 a year after that) offering a Facebook-style networking experience, minus the riff-raff.
The high fee is supposedly for the exclusivity so that equally affluent members can connect and interact. At present there are few other perks to the membership than simple communication opportunities, but we assume luxury partnerships are waiting in the wings.
Netropolitan.club is the brainchild of James Touchi-Peters, a music composer, performer and former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra. According to its public relations firm, it is designed for "busy individuals, hungry for a place to communicate with like-minded people."
"Netropolitan is an online country club, focused on connecting members around the world. We believe there is a need for a community like this, and we are filling the need," Touchi-Peters said in a release. "Some busy millionaires feel isolated. Netropolitan club is a place for them to interact with people within their social status, but outside their social circle."