Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Markets in Everything: Billionaire Snagging School

BEIJING (Reuters Life!) - "Want to marry rich? Then the unlikely named Beijing Moral Education Center for Women is for you. 

For 30 hours of training costing 20,000 yuan ($3,080), Chinese women keen to snag a billionaire, millionaire or even just an affluent man learn techniques to make them more attractive, from how to put on make-up in the most flattering way to how to spot a liar by looking at his facial expressions.

The school in the world's second largest economy -- home to 189 billionaires and just under one million millionaires -- has attracted over 2,800 mainly middle class women since it opened in August last year."

HT: Peter Parlapiano

10 Comments:

At 7/19/2011 11:14 AM, Blogger PeakTrader said...

"...the world's second largest economy -- home to 189 billionaires and just under one million millionaires..."

Yes, but for every millionaire, there are a thousand dirt poor peasants and factory workers.

 
At 7/19/2011 11:40 AM, Blogger Don said...

I wonder what the success rate of the graduates is.

 
At 7/19/2011 12:20 PM, Blogger geoih said...

The ultimate in class special treatment: legal elitest prostitution. From a 'communist' country, no less.

 
At 7/19/2011 12:27 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Jeez, I could saved those girls $3k.

Here is the winning tip: Marry older.

 
At 7/19/2011 3:31 PM, Blogger Mike said...

"....for every millionaire, there are a thousand dirt poor peasants and factory workers."

Yep! And, just playing the numbers, there's gotta be tens-of-thousands of could-be hotties who can't come up with the 3k for finishing school. Anybody else sense an investment opportunity?
I'm with Don and want to know the school's success rate....

 
At 7/19/2011 5:22 PM, Blogger Cyril Morong said...

Is Marylin Monroe one of the teachers? Here is the movie link:

How to Marry a Millionaire

 
At 7/19/2011 5:51 PM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"Is Marylin Monroe one of the teachers? Here is the movie link:"

Yes, as a matter of fact she is.
Here we see her addressing an incoming class.

 
At 7/19/2011 10:28 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

Yes, but for every millionaire, there are a thousand dirt poor peasants and factory workers.

Who own cell phones and wear Nike shoes. Life for the average Chinese has gotten much better. Sadly, the inflation may create a massive setback one of these days. And we will all notice in higher prices.

 
At 7/19/2011 10:32 PM, Blogger VangelV said...

For 30 hours of training costing 20,000 yuan ($3,080), Chinese women keen to snag a billionaire, millionaire or even just an affluent man learn techniques to make them more attractive, from how to put on make-up in the most flattering way to how to spot a liar by looking at his facial expressions.

This is nothing. I was watching a program on a Mandarin station in which I saw some extremely beautiful young ladies playing instruments like the erhu, pipa, and guzheng. I asked my wife how it was that all of the students could be so great looking (tall, big breasts, perfect skin) even accounting for the location (Chengdu). She said that it was a class that smart and beautiful young ladies took to make themselves suitable for the rich Chinese men who look at all those ancient scrolls showing the emperor's wives and concubines playing music. Even though many of the girls were very skilled their goal was to marry well, not to be musicians.

 
At 7/20/2011 10:53 AM, Blogger Hydra said...

Is there a school for men, too?

 

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