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Reportedly the most exclusive club in the world, that only allows up to 21 members.

From Taki's Magazine article, How Not to Be a Pug, by Taki Theodoracopulos, published on June 21, 2014:[3]

As everyone who has ever joined a club knows, Pugs is the world’s most exclusive one, its 19 members varying from German nobility and Greek and Danish royalty to the British upper classes, Indian nobility, and American and Greek aristocracy. Plus Sir Bob Geldof and Roger Taylor, of pop music royalty. Club rules forbid membership to exceed 21, hence a titanic struggle is taking place as I write to fill our last two spots.

From Gstaad Life: The Exclusive Publication About the Good Life in Gstaad article, A Pugs Life, by Mandolyna Theodoracopulos, July 17th, 2012:[4]

But I was a mere interloper there; the annual regatta is organized by Pugs, the world’s most exclusive club. My father, Taki, is a founding member and there are only 15 others—all men, or dogs if you prefer, for they are all naughty, naughty boys! A few “Pugettes” are permitted to attend certain Pug-related events, though they are purely ornamental. 

I’m not sure what the Pugs Club is. From what I gather their little clique is some sort of gentleman’s club started by a group of friends to engage in gentlemanly activities. They have no clubhouse and their only regularly scheduled event is to get together yearly for lunch at Scalini in London. They also send out funny Christmas cards with all the Pugs members’ faces superimposed on amusing vintage hunting photos from the subcontinent. The club president, one William H. Gimlet, is in charge of collecting dues and organizing any Pugs-related activities. Sometimes they go shooting. Gimlet is a former boozehound who spends most of his time instructing the club members on ridiculous pursuits such as investigating the practicality of German U-boats on Lake Chad. 
Previous Pug yachting excursions have been in Ibiza, Saint-Tropez, and Capri.

Additional Relevant Facts

Identified Members

  • Taki Theodoracopulos, writer/shipping-heir (current)
  • Sir Christoper Lee, actor (former - died of old age)
  • Sir Bob Geldof (current)
  • Tim Hoare (current)
  • Count Leopold Bismarck (current)
  • Prince Nikolaos of Greece (current)
  • Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece (current)
  • Prince Heinrich von Fürstenberg (current)
  • Nick Scott, aka Professor Gimlet (current)
  • Arpad "Arki" Busson (current)
  • Bob Miller (current)
  • Roger Taylor (current) (Separate Citation)
  • The Maharaja of Jodhpur, Gaj Singh (current) (Separate Citation)
  • Edward Hutley (current) (Separate Citation)
  • George Livanos (current) (Separate Citation)

Proposed Members

Associated Women

Relationship to #Pizzagate

Connection to Jeffrey Epstein and Bernie Ecclestone

From The Spectator article, High Life, by Taki, published on or after 2009:[5]

But, before that, news of Pug’s, the world’s most exclusive club. As everyone knows, Pug’s main business is the blackball. And I am very pleased to report that never have there been more people blackballed than this year, which is only six weeks old. I have already listed some of the bold-faced names blackballed by members who should have known better than to propose them. People like Elton John, Paul McCartney, Henry Kravis, Salman Rushdie, Bernie Madoff (long before he was proved a crook and a depraved blood-sucker), Jeffrey Epstein (friend of Prince Andrew now doing time in a Palm Beach jail for employing underage prostitutes), Dick Cheney, Peter Mandelson, Oleg Deripaska, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Bernie Ecclestone, Geordie Greig, Hugh Grant and others less known but with deeper pockets. The most embarrassing moment came when Trevor Phillips, head of race relations, was put up and a member white-balled him.

Pug Member's Names in Epstein's "Little Black Book"

In total, five Pugs members can be found in Jeffrey Epstein's "Little Black Book", as well as several associated people.(Link to the "Little Black Book" PDF)

Known members include: Taki Theodoracopulos (simply as "Taki" - which he goes by, even in his written columns); Arpad Busson (under nickname "Arki" [6]); Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece appears, as does Princess Olga (listed with "Greece" where the surname should be); Prince Heinrich von Fürstenberg (and several other members of his family); and Edward Hutley (along with several members of his family).

Some known members do not appear, but have family members who do. For example, Count Leopold Bismarck does not appear, but other members of the Bismarck family do, such as Vanessa.[7] George Livanos does not appear, but his mother Arietta does.[8]

Naomi Campbell, potential "Mistress of Chamber", also appears in the "Little Black Book." Prospective Pugs members, Bernie Ecclestone, Peter Mandelson and Tony Blair, also appear.

Was the nomination of Muammar Gaddafi serious?

The nomination of Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, may not be a stretch - Epstein's very close friend, Prince Andrew, was very close friends with Gaddafi's son, Saif.[9]

Why didn't house butler, Alfredo Rodriguez, make any notations related to these individuals?

In her book, TrafficKing, Conchita Sarnoff interviewed Rodriguez, who conceded that he didn't know much about Epstein's France-based operation. In fact, Rodriguez was trained by his French equivalent when he first started. It seems that Pugs only meets in the European countries of France, Switzerland, Spain and Italy, so likely Rodriguez's French equivalent would run those operations. [Page Citation Needed]

Connection to Naomi Campbell and Demi Moore

From The Spectator article, Hurrah! Demi Moore is Pugs club’s new Mistress of Chamber: She beat Lady McCartney and Naomi Campbell to the job, by Taki, published approx. 2016:[10]

And now for some good news. Pugs club finally has a Mistress of Chamber, the honorary title whose appointment is extremely prestigious, and one that both Lady McCartney and Naomi Campbell aspired to. The honour went to Demi Moore, who was delighted to accept. That pleased our president, Nick Scott, but he was not so pleased about the semi-nude Demi at Bob Geldof’s wedding blast of last week. I missed the shindig after Sir Bob accused me of using his wedding as an excuse not to fight in Amsterdam due to an injured thumb.

Connection to Jay Z

Propsective member, Jay Z, was blackballed from joining the exclusive club.

From Taki's Magazine article, How Not to Be a Pug, by Taki Theodoracopulos, published on June 21, 2014:[11]

After him Jay Zee, or Jay-Z, the rapper billionaire, also received more blackballs than we are members, so the president himself, Nick Scott, aka Professor Gimlet, explained that while the rapper was being kicked and beaten by his sister-in-law for no particular reason except for cheating on her sister, the rapper did not react in a typical rapper manner by punching her in the mouth and calling her a bitch. Not acting like a rapper when one has made a billion as a rapper deserves a blackball and a half, hence the result.

(Likely) Connection to Flavio Briatore

Flavio Briatore is likely involved in the social circle of Pugs as his former fiancee [12] and current mentee [13], Naomi Campbell, was a prospective "Mistress of Chamber" and Briatore's consistent business partner, Bernie Ecclestone, was also considered as a prospective member. Most important, however, is Flavio Briatore's connection to Jeffrey Epstein, who, as shown above, has a strong connection to various members of Pugs.

Flavio Briatore was one of the people Jeffrey Epstein's house butler, Alfredo Rodriguez, designated in Epstein's "Little Black Book" as someone who knew material information about Epstein's illicit activities. For more information, including document citations, see the wiki page for Flavio Briatore.

It should also be noted that Naomi Campbell and Bernie Ecclestone are both in Jeffrey Epstein's "Little Black Book" as well, but without the same designation as Briatore.

Connection to Specific Locales

From Gstaad Life: The Exclusive Publication About the Good Life in Gstaad article, A Pugs Life, by Mandolyna Theodoracopulos, July 17th, 2012:[14]

Previous Pug yachting excursions have been in Ibiza, Saint-Tropez, and Capri.

Connection to ski resort, Gstaad, in Switzerland

Connection to Capri, in Italy

Connection to St. Tropez, in France

Jeffrey Epstein is known to have flown his girls here.[15] For more details, see the wiki page for St. Tropez.

Connection to Ibiza, in Spain