Friday, August 30, 2013


The rich are the same as we are, except for their money.  They have to make sure their children are not seen wearing torn mismatched clothes & they have to pack lunches make sure their staff packs nutritious lunches for them.  They should also give their kids a small but fair allowance to teach them the value of money.  Below are some examples of children of wealthy parents who are being taught how to survive on very little:


The fashionable Suri Cruise, daughter of actors Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, gets to live the dream of every little princess by bunking at Cinderella's Castle Suite in the heart of Disney World's Magic Kingdom. She tours the land of Mickey Mouse in a wardrobe to rival any designer clotheshorse, reportedly including a Dolce & Gabbana trench coat that retails for more than $2,000.  (Do you suppose the kids Tom Cruise had with Nicole Kidman give her their hand-me-downs?)

Justin Combs, 19, son of the rap star Sean "Diddy" Combs, received a $360,000 silver Maybach for his Sweet 16 birthday party.  But he didn't need money to attend college: His football prowess has earned him a scholarship at UCLA.  (I assume it wasn't a used Maybach!)

The 30-year-old crown prince of Dubai is the son of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. He drives a Swarovski-crystal-studded, mink-finished Mercedes worth an estimated $4.8 million. When he feels like being on the water, he can hop into the world's largest yacht, worth $300 million.  (And his folks keep telling him to get a job!)

The 1-year-old Blue Ivy, daughter of singer Beyonce and rapper Jay-Z, may be just a tot, but she's growing up with a huge taste of luxury. She splashes her tiny hands in a $5,200 bathtub encrusted with Swarovski crystals & takes her naps in a $3,500 crib.  (Like all good parents, they made sure that the jewels on her teddy bear are too large for her to choke on.)


23-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva received a gift of an $88 million penthouse in Manhattan--the single most expensive apartment in the Big Apple  from father Dmitry Rybolovlev--to use when she's in the city. She also keeps homes in Monaco & Switzerland.  (Her furniture is probably not from Rent To Own.)


Another fashionista in the making, the 4-year-old daughter of singers Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony has already attended shows during Paris Fashion Week. Her miniature couture wardrobe for the front row included more than $2,400 worth of Chanel accessories, including a $310 brooch, & a $2,100 bag (for keeping her crayons & Gummy Bears?).

The daughter of actress Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of luxury goods company PPR, is only 5, but she's already enjoying vacations in the exclusive Caribbean enclave of St. Barts. She even walks the red carpet with her actress mother at movie premieres. And when she grows up, she'll have her own Los Angeles estate--currently being held in trust. The estate is worth $12 million & is being funded with $50,000 a month by her father.  (What a coincidence—that’s the same allowance we gave our kids every month!)

This post may be unfair.  I have no idea how much the monthly expenses are to run a fully staffed mansion.  They also have to buy groceries, just like we do:

Rich kids bring a staff of lawyers to court.  Poor kids bring their mom.

How many rich girls does it take to change a light bulb?  One.  She says, “Daddy, I need a new apartment!”

Many rich people don't have a credit rating. It's mainly because they would never need to borrow money.
A rich college girl sends an email to her dad:

Dear Dad--College is wonderful.  The people are nice & I like it here a lot, but I am a bit ashamed to arrive every day in my pure gold Ferrari 599GTB when all my teachers & many fellow students get here by train.  Your loving daughter, Babs

Dad’s reply:

Dear Babs—I just had $20,000,000 transferred to your account.  Stop being embarrassed, honey.  Go get yourself a train, too.  Love, Dad

A rich guy went to the corner store.  He bought all 4 corners----fishducky