Man in sunglasses holding money
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People Are Sharing The Subtle Signs Someone Is Fabulously Wealthy

We tend to think of being wealthy as a singular state of being: either you're wealthy or you're not.

But there's a big range of wealth. Someone who makes six figures may be financially comfortable, but they'd be better off as a millionaire. Likewise, a seven-figure salary is chump change to someone who's a billionaire. And those who've got it don't always flaunt it.

The r/AskReddit thread, "What quietly screams 'rich/wealthy'" is a real eye-opener.

Fines? Who cares.

No parking sign
Unsplash | Jackson Simmer

"The thinking of how laws effects them. Had a guy in my class at university (he was pretty cool tho) who was FILTHY rich and one thing always stood out was how he treated laws. Can't park his car here? 'I can park here it will just cost me X amount in fine.' like BRUH????"

-u/Hasztalan

Nice luggage.

Many luggage bags
Unsplash | Caroline Selfors

"I drive Uber in an upscale old money area (Charleston SC). I have a regular who travels to the airport with 14-16 pieces of matched leather luggage (most are carry on size). She is polite and friendly and even helps unload the luggage at the airport. One of the bags appeared to be a tennis racket bag. I asked her if she plays tennis and she says she likes to bring her own racquets with her when she travels in case she can find a lesson."

-u/optigrabz

Dreams come true.

A paper airplane in a plane window
Unsplash | Sebastián León Prado

"Speaking about your plans for your life with full expectations that they will be successful no matter how unrealistic they would be to the rest of us.

"'I plan to become a writer, but in the meantime I'm thinking of opening my own art gallery. I'll totally be successful, all my wealthy friends will buy shit from me, then I'll hire someone to run things while I travel for the experience I'll need to do my writing.'"

-u/penny_can

It could go either way.

A man in a suit
Unsplash | Benjamin Rascoe

"Being the guy wearing a suit in a room of guys in t-shirts and sweatpants

OR

Being the guy wearing a t-shirt and sweatpants in a room of guys wearing suits."

-u/pikingpoison

Prices don't matter.

Jugs of milk
Unsplash | Mehrshad Rajabi

"I used to know the price of a gallon of milk but now I don’t. I am not rich, but I used to be poor. I needed to know that price. Now we are blessed to have enough that if I need it, I just grab it without looking at the price tag I imagine that being rich would be similar but on a grander scale."

-u/ilyatwttmab

Well tailored clothes.

Searching through clothes samples
Unsplash | Yasamine June

"Yep, the really rich people try to stand out as little as possible while having a really nice wardrobe.

"The fake rich people buy clothes with big ass logos, luxury branded watches, Jordans (or whatever sneakers are popular that season) etc."

-u/238944

Oh, this old place?

A lake house
Unsplash | Aude Lozano

"A family member owns a lake house but always refers to it as 'just a little weekend place' like it’s no big deal and everyone has one."

-u/samiam871

They've got the best credit cards.

A person holding a credit card
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"I used to work at a clothing store. This lady comes in, she's well dressed looks great and is super polite to the people helping her. At checkout she pulls out a black Amex card.

She was not my first black Amex card customer but she was above and beyond more of a human than the others."

-u/moogula1992

Private jets.

A man getting out of his car in front of a private jet
Unsplash | Nate Johnston

"Now the simply 'rich' people, or the ones that had just enough money to fly private were the worst. Rude, entitled, cheap. Took 3 million pictures the whole time they were getting on their chartered (not owned) Learjet (literally less comfortable then premium economy on the airlines) and just overall acted exactly like how rich people are portrayed in the media."

-u/tom289555

Big empty garages.

An empty parking garage
Unsplash | Claudio Schwarz

"Saw someone say once 'everyone enters their house through a garage that's empty except for some bottled water.' I don't know why, but this is so true."

-u/papusman

That's a big giveaway.

A grand piano
Unsplash | Jean-Philippe Delberghe

"A Steinway concert grand piano in the living room (worth about $195,000) that no one in the household plays."

-u/Back2Bach

All about the silverware.

A table set with fine china
Unsplash | Annie Spratt

"I know it's not a big thing, but people who use really nice plates and silver cutlery very casually. I've seen poor people with Mustangs. But I've never seen poor people eating with polished silver."

-u/garlicroastedpotato

I don't know what that means.

A fancy sitting room
Unsplash | Miikka Airikkala

"Alan Clarke, a British politician born into a wealthy family, once disparaged someone by describing them as 'the sort of person who bought all his own furniture.'"

-u/BobbyP27

Impossible spontaneity.

A skier
Unsplash | Karsten Winegeart

"One of my roommates child-hood friends has generational wealth, billionaire level. They lived on the Big Island of Hawaii and she would remark that he would just decide to go skiing, in Aspen on a whim, and wonder aloud why everyone else didn't just drop everything and go the next day."

-u/breals

Your money's no good here.

Pulling a credit card out of a wallet
Unsplash | Emil Kalibradov

"Paying for everyone’s food/ picking up the tab (when done in a passive and nonchalant way)."

-u/Everyday_a

I must see these rooms.

Pile of Lego bricks
Unsplash | Rick Mason

"I cleaned huge houses for a living, and to me it was the custom built Lego rooms with cabinets -floor to ceiling -full of organized Lego sets."

-u/EddieLaneWrites

Money talks, wealth whispers.

man in jeans and t-shirt
Unsplash | Mike Von

"Friend of mine used to run a ridiculously exclusive cocktail bar. He always said 'The ones in the fancy clothes who look filthy rich are normally reasonably wealthy. The ones in jeans and t-shirts who look normal are normally filthy rich.'

"Basically the truly rich people didn't see the place as anything out of the ordinary, so saw no reason to dress up."

-u/DendroNate

Fancy stuff is no big deal.

A private jet
Unsplash | Yuri G.

"I work in the private jet world. Rich takes tons of photos getting on the plane. Real money just walks straight onto the plane."

-u/Clumsymax

Cost of living is no concern.

The Golden Gate Bridge
Unsplash | Tim Foster

"Have a friend who is moving to the Bay area. To work for a non-profit. Part-time. She didn't know what her salary would be."

-u/monkeyfeets

The bills are taken care of.

Man in sunglasses holding money
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"Not worrying about losing a job and just taking up a hobby because they have 'time to kill' instead of looking for a job that helps pays bills."

-u/Ideepuv