Most kids don’t know a ton about money. They do tend to know when their families don’t have it, but they don’t typically have a very good grasp of the difference between (upper) middle class and super wealthy.
Twitter user and makeup artist Samantha Ravndahl asked people to share what they thought “was the pinnacle of wealth” to them as kids. Her question got a lot of attention, with people coming through with all sorts of answers from brand name snacks to actual boats. Now that we’re adults, some of the ideas we had about “rich” as kids turned out to be less than accurate, but some of them still hold up (like that boat).
what was the pinnacle of wealth to you as a child?— Samantha Ravndahl (@SsssamanthaaMUA) March 23, 2019
Ravndahl started off with her own idea of true wealth as a child: chrome spinner rims on cars.
i thought they were only for billionaires— Samantha Ravndahl (@SsssamanthaaMUA) March 23, 2019
And here are 30 other people’s ideas of being stinking rich when they were kids.
The Scholastic Book Fair
— Aja (@_aja_bri) March 23, 2019
Families that went on family vacations… on a plane especially
— Katy (@lustrelux) March 24, 2019
Premium cable 😉
— Will Hawkins (@willhawk_music) March 24, 2019
Kids who had actual name brand foods like Oreos in their lunch instead of the grocery store generics.
— Molly Hodgdon (@Manglewood) March 25, 2019
Also, people who lived in 2-story houses. The RICHEST
— RawBeautyKristi (@RawBeautyKristi) March 23, 2019
American Girl Dolls and those little kid cars lmaooo
— Ivycado 🥑✨ (@IvyKungu) March 23, 2019
People who got school hot lunch everyday!
— SHAE🍒 (@ThatGirlShaeXo) March 23, 2019
having an extra fridge in the garage just for drinks
— all i care about is tame impala rn (@velvetbuzzkill) March 23, 2019
people who had an island in their kitchen
— jholmie (@jholmie89) March 23, 2019
an N64 AND a sega
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) March 24, 2019