This is one way countries are seeking investment but keeping the bar unattainable for most people. According to CNN Money:
“The programs are luring growing numbers of nationals from the Middle East, China and Russia. And demand is expected to increase as political instability drives rich individuals to seek economic and geographic safety.
“Wealthy people are looking for safe places to relocate in case of crisis,” said Armand Arton, chief executive of Arton Capital, a company that advises on investor citizenship programs.”
Dominica is looking like a pretty good deal right now. How much would you be willing to pay for a given citizenship?