Do affluent need an occasion to showcase their decadence? Are they so self-indulgent that their gold-plated heart and silver spooned meals doesn’t give a damn to the needy? I can imagine hands and eyebrows being raised to hear your loud “Yes” while I choose to partially disagree with you.
Case in point: The Global Party , a party of Royaltons scheduled for 15 September 2011 at 80 plus world’s finest locations (from Amsterdam to Rio to New York and Dubai and Shanghai) witnessing more than 80,000 plus elite guests. The biggest, richest ever party to stay live for 24-hours is being hosted by a London-based group of hedge-fund managers i.e. Mr. Busson, entrepreneur Tom Singh, a Pakistani Prince and Stanley Fink, the hegde funder and Tory Party Treasurer. The Global Party 2011 is an eligible candidate to enter the Guinness Book of World Records and is ambitious to make up for the same with its strong active arrangements.
Now call it their debauchery or fortune, but the rich faces behind this gala ceremony have kind hearts. They see it as an opportunity to generate employment opportunities for those who still thrive for a job in a developed country and the day will be marked as an initiative for a good cause in the history ever.
The party concept is inspired by Phileas Fogg, the protagonist in Jules Verne’s “Around the World in Eighty Days.” The Punch here is: “If you have to ask, you’re not invited.” It is indicative that the venues are not open to general public. Those anticipated to be seen on this big day are Liz Hurley, Uma Thurman and Simon Cowell. Each table reserved is reported to cost 100,000 pounds. It is been said that via Invitees to The Global Party would be respected with a dazzling black gift box; sheathed within will be two silver Key-2 Luxury key rings that offers the blessed owner access for life to the Key-2 Luxury world of 1000’s of personal contacts and exclusive VIP privileges along with the choice to be present at any of the 80 venues.
To clear any/all of your doubts, the proceeds from the event (around 5-10 million pounds) will go to the charity ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), founded by hedge-fund manager Arpad “Arki” Busson (aka “Mr. Uma Thurman”). Mr. Fink’s version of such parties is they are truly altruistic in nature.
The question here remains how wise is this way to generating may to give away as Charity? We have negative press and critical minds to follow the grand event and global display of wealth in the midst of economic adversity and come up with an answer.
For me, my vote goes for the wealthy that if not other, by indulging in self they are doing good to the others.
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