There’s a credit card you can get that’s way cooler than the exclusive black American Express Centurion Card, and the good news is you don’t have to be a millionaire to qualify for it.
The Amex black card for the super rich requires you to spend over $250K a year for an invitation plus thousands more in initiation and annual fees — not exactly convenient unless you absolutely need the no-limit spending power.
For most people, a year’s worth of credit card points means a free plane ticket every year. For one Chinese billionaire, however, a day’s purchase means he and his family will be able to continue flying worldwide for free.
To purchase Modigliani’s “Reclining Nude” for $170 million at auction earlier this month, Liu Yiqian, the billionaire head of investment company Sunline Group, used his American Express card, according to various reports.
For anyone whose credit card disappeared only to receive a fraud alert about some thief enjoying themselves with your money, one Texas news reporter has taken sweet vengeance for us all.