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7 Phone Apps Made for Very Rich People
The extremely wealthy have a different set of smartphone apps.
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Inspirato

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Price: Free
Category: Travel
App Store

Launched in 2011, Inspirato is a luxury destination club that gives members access to exclusive vacation rental properties with on-site concierge services that can plan every single detail of specialized itineraries. The app boasts over 900 accommodations in 150 locations. In 2013, the app partnered with American Express to launch Inspirato with American Express, providing additional benefits and discounts to American Express cardholders.

Membership fees start at $10,000 with $3,400 in annual dues.

JetSmarter

Price: Free
Category: Travel
App Store | Google Play

JetSmarter is frequently described as the upscale counterpart of Uber, but in this version, cars and drivers are exchanged for private jets and pilots. Members can search and book private flights throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East without the trouble of dealing with brokers, phone calls, or paperwork.

Luxy

Price: Free
Category: Lifestyle
App Store | Google Play

Billed as Tinder for the wealthy, Luxy is a millionaire dating service that makes matchmaking as easy as one swipe. Unlike other services, Luxy looks closely into each member's financial background by asking for his or her annual income and then verifies it by using tax returns. Aside from verification, each Luxy profile is emblazoned with the user's net worth and the logos of brands chosen by the user as a measure of taste. What's more, users need to be Luxy BLACK or Luxy PLATINUM subscribers to send messages to each other. You’ll find a mix of CEOs, executives, supermodels, athletes, and even celebrities with an average income of $200,000 on the app.

Luxy BLACK and Luxy PLATINUM memberships range from $99.99 to $999.99.

PRIV

Price: Free
Category: Lifestyle
App Store | Google Play

PRIV, a shortened version of 'privileged,' offers tap-on-demand beauty and wellness services wherever you are. The app offers services such as haircuts at $75, blowouts and styling at $50, manicures at $35, makeup application at $75, personal training sessions at $125, one-hour massages at $125, and yoga for two at $175. All of PRIV’s professionals undergo rigorous training before being added to the app’s roster.

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Sailo

Price: Free
Category: Travel
App Store

If car or air travel has become too passé, the wealthy can count on Sailo for the road or rather, sea less traveled. The app provides boat rentals and yacht charters in these locations: New York, Miami, the Caribbean, Greece and the Greek Islands, Croatia, Italy, or Turkey. Sailo’s members can rent from a day to week, with the option of having a captain or not.

Sotheby’s International Realty

Price: Free
Category: Lifestyle
App Store | Google Play

Searching for prime real estate is top priority for many wealthy jet setters. Dealing with real estate agents and open houses is a time-consuming option. Acting as a solution, Sotheby’s introduced its International Realty app. Equipped with a healthy roster of multi-million-dollar luxury homes, the app’s features include a unique virtual look into each property and around its neighborhood and one-click contact with Sotheby’s International Realty’s brokers or agents.

VIP Black

Price: $999.99
Category: Lifestyle
App Store | Google Play

VIP Black first made headlines as one of the most expensive apps on iTunes. An all-around lifestyle app, VIP Black offers exclusive upgrades, surprise gifts, welcome packages, exclusive rates, priority access, and other unique privileges across international partners. With an on-demand concierge service, users will have the world at their fingertips: tables at exclusive restaurants, butlers, theater tickets, personal trainers, private jets, personal styling, and more.

To qualify as a member, users must certify a net worth of over £1,000,000.00.

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