20 Little Things That Prove “Money Talks, Wealth Whispers”
Contrary to popular belief, not all rich people like to flash their wealth in the face of the world. In fact, most of them are so discreet that only subtle signs would give away their financial status.
When a Redditor asked, “What’s a non-obvious sign someone is rich?”, many folks shared their opinions and personal experiences of dealing with someone rich. Scroll below to read some of their answers.
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“If their couches don’t touch the wall.”
“They have a certain ease with which they move about the world that you have to see to understand.”
“They wear very nice clothing without any brand identification.”
“They don’t have luggage when taking a flight.
So many wealthy people have multiple homes with separate wardrobes at each. To just jump on a plane with no carry on bags must be a dream lol.”
“I used to have a running buddy who was very rich. For me, the non-obvious sign were the books on his bookcase. They weren’t books to be read. They were investments. He told me once that if somebody tried to rob his place, they might go for the big TV, but they should go for the bookshelf.”
“Most of the time, they will stay quiet about money, but never balk when presented with a bill
They will be very selective in those they choose to be friends with, for various legal reasons.”
“Quality of the food they eat.”
“In my experience as a waiter in a fine dining establishment, they treat you like a normal f*****g human.”
“I’m in NYC and I will say, a plastic-looking face on a guy who is > 50 years old. No one has no blemishes and lines and perfect teeth after a certain age, without some medical intervention, and mostly only rich people spend money on so much cosmetic stuff (though I notice women of lower income brackets will get stuff, but men usually wait until they’re rich to do it)”
“Minimalist homes. I don’t know why…but rich people like the simple aesthetic which honestly doesn’t feel homey. They’d rather live with very few things.”
“Might live what you would assume is normal and relative to what you do, but gets yard work done, has house cleaners, etc. If they have constant workers in house, they probably are ok.”
“Alteration. Their clothes fit perfectly because they don’t expect things off the rack to fit perfectly they have someone alter them to fit perfectly.”
“They are usually not wearing anything tacky or too fashionable. Just well made clothing that last a long time. They may have a luxury car but it’s not a new one and it’s not red.”
“Real generational wealth keeps an extremely low profile.
They have no digital footprint. They actually pay people to keep information about them off the internet, and out of any publications.
They will keep a low profile, driving cars that blend in. Nice, reliable vehicles, but nothing too flashy.”
“Casually having expensive hobbies. Stuff like sailing, skiing, and golfing. Especially in areas where those activities aren’t as accessible and if they’ve been doing it for a long time. You live in the Midwest but you’ve been surfing since you were 10? Probably rich.”
“Everyone else losing their jobs? Cars all of a sudden costing double what they did before? Inflation making your money feel useless? Eggs become a luxury item?
None of that changes anything about their spending habits. They carry on as if nothing has happened. They never bother commenting on it. They just go on getting a new Volvo every 3 years, having 2 eggs for breakfast, buying the prime steak at the grocery store. They were never particularly flashy before, but their conspicuous lack of panic speaks volumes about their financial security.”
“They are quiet when the discussion is about cost of living pressures, and will deflect the questions from themselves and/or nudge the conversation into a different direction.”
“They don’t look at the price tag when shopping.”
“Based upon a real experience, he is the dirty farmer with a broken down truck that just paid the mechanic $3,000 in hundred dollar bills to repair a grain silo, while sitting in a restaurant that has his picture on the wall behind the cash register.
Or it they guy that isn’t showing off and trying to keep up with the neighbors.”
“Teeth are a subtle sign. You can tell when someone’s gone to the dentist multiple times a year their entire lives, and that’s an expensive habit. Their parents had the money to establish that routine when they were young, they had the money to keep it up, and they’re not too busy or poor to sacrifice something so cosmetic as the pearliness of their whites.”