Most countries, this one included, have some variety of a "Job Creators Immigration Fast-track" -- a program that allows someone with a lot of money to buy their way into the country. The rationale for such schemes is as universal as it is ludicrous: Rich people are, um, rich. So, if we let rich people come here, then we'll all be richer, in the aggregate.
This is rooted in a fundamental blind spot in western philosophy -- the failure to grasp that one man's wealth is everybody else's debt. Letting a rich person move into the neighborhood just creates obligations for the rest of us. It also inflates the local economy, pricing the locals out of their own living space.
Somewhat surprisingly, Canada seems to have figured this out. Sort of.
I've got a little more to say, just on the other side of the exquisite orange vulva ...
Canada's program was one of the most inane imaginable. Whereas some countries (including, I think, 1980s Canada) require the wealthy pilgrim to put up capital in the form of one or another variety of "authentic" investment, such as buying/starting a business, Canada's current program requires the supplicant to make a large low-interest loan to the Canadian government. Something along the lines of, "Buy some T-bills and you can stay as long as you hold on to them. Stick it out for 5 years and you're in!"
Unfortunately, when they took a look at the results of this bizarre system, what they found was that such people aren't actually very useful to have around. Many of them decide to leave. Generally, they don't become big-time contributors to the public coffers -- i.e, taxpayers. Mainly, in fact, they just come over, sponge off of Canada's considerable social infrastructure, and create nothing other than work -- which, as I keep trying to explain to people, is already in abundant supply, in the sense that there is no shortage of stuff that needs to get done, but doesn't.
The bottom line, which ought not to be a big surprise to any thoughtful person, is that 1%ers are not generally our benefactors, they are our burdens, and ought to be treated that way.