Elite is not an isolated concept. Elites can be different: aristocratic, business, political, intellectual, spiritual elite. Almost every field of activity has its own circle of the elite. It will take a lot of effort to get into at least one of them.
Please note: any elite constantly requires confirmation of the right to belong to it. And the birthright does not work here. Except (and even then not in all cases) belonging to the aristocratic elite, which is gradually degenerating, as, incidentally, each of the elites may degenerate. If there is a worthy replacement for it.
To become a representative of a select business or financial community, it is not enough to have a large circle of acquaintances or have a huge bank account. It is necessary, at least, to open a new direction in the business sphere and successfully promote it for more than a dozen years.
You don't have to be a head of state to be elected in the world of politics. To do this, you need to possess what is now commonly called the word "charisma", that is, be able to lead the masses, but at the same time really believe in your political course.
To be able to speak on equal terms with representatives of the intellectual elite, knowledge of a hundred languages and the ability to reason with an intelligent air about post-postmodernism will hardly help. Those who connected life with science or art do not like idle chatter, but go about their business all their lives, making discoveries or, for example, making films of world significance. And they receive the Nobel Prize or Cannes Gold as a well-deserved award by the end of their lives.
To be able to at least touch the spiritual elite, one must engage in selfless devotion all his life, despite all the objective and subjective obstacles. However, modern ascetics should not shy away from all the latest trends in the field of information, and are obliged, both by their nature and by higher powers, to promote the idea to which they have devoted all their lives, by any possible means. But, however, not forcing those who oppose it to it.