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The Black Card, the Most Elite Card in the World

Updated on October 24, 2012

It's not just a card, it's a black card!

Sky’s the limit when you have the American Express Centurion Card or better known as the Black Card! Surely it will make a scene wherever you go…because anyone who has it has the power, fame and luxury in everything making everyone else envy you.


Because of its elite status symbol, other black card holders notice that when you pull it out of your wallet, the cashier’s eyes would look amazed in wow! And because it’s Titanium, it’s scratch resistant.

When you have the black card, you will be treated like a king. You’ll have your own dedicated concierge who will assist you in prestige reservations, invitations to once-in-a-lifetime events, private shopping and exclusive access to fashion houses like Gucci, Escada, Tiffany and the like.

photo courtesy of American Express
photo courtesy of American Express

Dream to have the Black Card?

Wanna go to Vegas in a first class trip? Then check in an elite suite in Wynn? You will have the best assistance and first-class service and you don’t need anything, just the black card.


You dream to have the black card in your hand, so you must know how to have it. Hear what the American Express says about the famous black card…


The American Express Centurion® Card is renowned as the most prestigious, exclusive and respected Card in the world.

The Centurion Card is not for everyone. Card membership is reserved for existing American Express Card members who have shown the highest level of commitment. Access to the Centurion "Club" is for a chosen few and is by invitation only.

Distinct. Superior. The Ultimate. The Centurion Card.
–American Express




However, if you haven’t received an invitation to have a black card, you could still apply to have one if you meet their strict criteria. Criteria vary from country to country. In the US, there’s a one-time joining fee of $5,000 plus an annual fee of $2,500. You must have a minimum spending of $250,000 in a 12 month period using your Platinum AMEX card. Meaning, you must have extravagant spending habits. At the same time, you must maintain a neat and high credit ranking, has some huge assets and bankable properties.

Courtesy of VISA
Courtesy of VISA
Courtesy of Bank of America
Courtesy of Bank of America
Courtesy of CitiGroup Inc.
Courtesy of CitiGroup Inc.

Other Known Black Cards


Other prestige companies also launched their own version of black card with different high class features and benefits.They are:


Visa Black Card –Visa’s answer to Amex Centurion, same benefits but annual fee is $495 and only limited to 1% of US population


Bank of America Accolades Card–annual fee is $295, with a requirement of $200,000 in assets with Bank of America, offers concierge service, cash-back rewards, and access to over 500 airport lounges worldwide


Citi Chairman American Express Card –specifically designed for Smith Barney and Citi Private Bank high net worth clients; annual fee is $500 and offers related indulgence and benefits as the other black cards


Merrill Lynch’s Card –no annual fee, offers concierge service, airport lounge access and free flight hours on Marquis jets for $50,000 plus annual spenders



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    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      6 years ago from close to you...

      Hello Cheeky :) Wish that too but I wish I'm not the one paying the charges lol

      Seigfried hello there. Wow they stop bullets before they're fired? This card can do almost everything. Elite indeed :) Happy you dropped by.

    • seigfried23 profile image

      seigfried23 

      6 years ago

      You forgot one of the uber-secret things the Centurion does: my Black Card stops bullets. BEFORE they're fired. Truly, an elite card.

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 

      6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      I wish I had one of these! But after seeing the charges, it's a no from me! LOL!Still it's good to know what is out there - and then dream!! :D

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      yeah, well as long as I have a card, it's fine LOL

      thank you muaah! ;p

    • muaah profile image

      muaah 

      8 years ago

      I swear White Visa is better :P )))But anyway..useful information ))

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      thank you stars439! whatta cute little angel ;p

    • stars439 profile image

      stars439 

      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Great Information. God Bless You

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      LOL

      I never heard a kitty LOL like that ;p

      I'm just staring at it everyday though hoping tomorrow I'll get an invite lol

    • Waren E profile image

      Waren E 

      8 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      LOL LOL,I almost believed you!

    • blaise25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Fehl Dungo 

      8 years ago from close to you...

      I already have one. It's so heavy that I know when it's not on my wallet...it's like,whoa my wallet lost some pounds lol --of course I kid ;p

    • Waren E profile image

      Waren E 

      8 years ago from HAS LEFT THE BUILDING............

      Nope... Daydream to have the Black Card...LOL!;p

      Thanks for publishing this blaise25!

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      Web Redesign Company 

      8 years ago

      Dream to have the Black Card?

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