Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) December 18, 2008
Affluence Corporation (Pinksheets: BSAK.pk - News; http://www.affluence.org the "Company"), the leading integrated multimedia hub of the world's wealthiest people, today announced an emerging trend indicating that wealthy people are spending more on gifts and giving more to charities this holiday season despite the failing economy.
According to recent surveys of Affluence.org members, where members demonstrate a minimum net-worth of at least US$3 million or an annual income of at least US$300,000 to qualify for membership, while 78% of members said that the current shape of the economy was among the worst they have ever seen 76% said that they will be increasing their holiday spend this year. Additionally, there is a distinct trend towards optimism regarding the economic future, social responsibility, charitable giving, and sustainable energy.
Scott P. Mitchell, the Company's president and chief executive officer said "We are witnessing what I would characterize as an emerging sense of social responsibility among the world's wealthiest people that is propagating a strong sense of optimism within this peer group."
The estimated average net worth of the 8,000 members on Affluence.org is over US$32 million.
About Affluence Corporation
Affluence Corporation is an integrated global multimedia company that uniquely brings together a valuable group of verified affluent trendsetting individuals who share unique peer groups, interests, and lifestyles. Affluence Corporation is ideally suited to advertising partners who seek to gain mindshare among the world's wealthiest and most influential people. The company operates an online social network (http://www.Affluence.org), a print magazine (Affluence Magazine), a membership organization, a concierge service, and regularly scheduled exclusive events around the world.
Membership to Affluence.org is free, and applications can be made at http://www.Affluence.org. Members must meet the minimum requirements of having a verified net-worth of US$3 million or annual household income of at least US$300,000 to be accepted.
Having a strong sense of philanthropic responsibility, Affluence Corporation dedicates at least 20% of its overall media to worthy and select non-profit and charitable organizations each year.