As ordinary people around the world suffered from the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, billionaires have actually expanded their fortunes. According to the Institute for Policy Studies analysis of Forbes data, the combined wealth of all U.S. billionaires increased by $1.763 trillion (59.8 percent) between March 18, 2020 and July 9, 2021, from approximately $2.947 trillion to $4.711 trillion.

This just shows that people with and without money lead very different lives. Recently Reddit user u/amaltheahope asked others on the platform, "What is something that rich people do that really annoys you?" and everyone immediately started sharing some relatable examples of all the irritating stuff wealthy folks are known for. From happiness to food, continue scrolling to check out the most-discussed topics.

#1

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When they insist that money doesn’t buy happiness. Maybe it doesn’t buy happiness, but it does buy vacations, therapy, adequate medical care, and not having to worry about whether or not you’ll have the money to pay rent and eat every month.

Shmeg19 , Emil Kalibradov Report

Potatogamers2
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1 month ago

True! They did studies on it, they found that money DOES buy happiness (not literally obviously) but only to a certain amount. Up to a specific point, happiness doesn't increase anymore just from amounts of money.

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#2

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When they act like everybody has the same 24 hours in a day. Like, oh OK, how many hours did you spend at the laundromat last week? Or how many hours did you spend on the bus?

bambinosaucee , Rolf Larsen Report

Roadkill The Brave
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1 month ago

This needs to be higher. I have people in my family who have no concept that this is a real thing and I can't count the number of times I've been told or yelled at for saying I don't have time.

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u/amaltheahope told Bored Panda the idea to post this question popped into their head quite randomly and since it looked like other users hadn't asked it before, they just went ahead and asked. "I was also curious about other people's opinions because basically, I also have some things that I hate about rich people," u/amaltheahope said.

The Redditor thinks many of the replies are quite universal. "Basically, I have the same sentiments as most of the commenters!" they said, laughing. "We have a common ground — hate towards annoying things rich people do!"

u/amaltheahope believes people can get along despite their wealth gap, but it takes respect, open communication, and understanding on both ends.

#3

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When they don't pay taxes.

bowtothehypnotoad , Ken Teegardin Report

Rose the Cook
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1 month ago

Really rich people can afford expensive accountants who know all the loopholes in tax laws. Poor people just have to shut up and pay.

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#4

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Build billion dollar rocketships while their employees pee in bottles

SeekingBruno , wikimedia.commons Report

Maria Schneider
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1 month ago

This phallic rocket is soooo similar to a peeing d***

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#5

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Try to be relatable to "regular" people on social media. Like remember when celebrities were struggling just as much as everyone during covid in their multi-million dollar homes? Yeah, they can f**k themselves.

bguzewicz , Chris Goodwin Report

boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

Yeah, they can f**k themselves

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The sad thing is that financial inequality is skyrocketing.

To put things into perspective, the before-mentioned analysis offers this comparison: in 1982, the "poorest" American on the first annual Forbes magazine list of America's richest 400 had a net worth of $210 million in today's money and the average member of that list had a net worth of $600 million. But in 2020, Americans needed a net worth of $2.1 billion to enter the Forbes 400, and the average member held a net $8 billion. That's 13 times the 1982 average after adjusting for inflation.

#6

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When they act like or say they’re 'self-made' when they grew up affluent.

BjornBeetleBorg , Israel Orlandi Report

Aaron W
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1 month ago

it's not so much rich kids that bother me with this - it's the mainstream middle-class who had the option of falling back on their parents if they failed, taking risks that would destroy people without that option.

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#7

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Get away with things because they have money for better lawyers/bail/payout etc.

Claymore69 , 401(K) 2012 Report

Andy Acceber
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1 month ago

If the punishment for breaking a law is a fine, that law only exists for the poor.

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#8

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying My aunt and her wife both work for the state. Her wife is the Deputy Commisoner of Environmental Protection. And I'm not sure what my aunt did but she was pretty high up and retired right before covid. Never had any kids. Needless to say, they're pretty well off.

They send my 95 year old Grandma a bill every month for what she owes them. When my aunt takes her to Starbucks and "buys" her drink, goes on the bill.

My grandma would offer money on her necessaties, because that's who she is. Pay for her groceries they bring her, etc. But they literally keep record of anything they ever pay for and bill her at the end of the month.

Like...where's your soul?

piercecharlie , Noel Reinhold Report

boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

indeed, where's their soul... hugs to your grandma

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A variety of explanations have been proposed to explain how inequality can affect a country's economy. But a high level of disparity usually means a high level of poverty. Poverty is associated with increased crime and poor public health, which places additional burdens on the economy.

In the face of increasing food prices and lower incomes, support for pro-growth government policies declines. As wealthy citizens maintain disproportionate political power compared to poorer citizens, inefficient tax structures develop in favor of the wealthy. Unequal income distribution increases political instability, which threatens property rights, increases the risk of state repudiated contracts and discourages capital accumulation. Also, a widening rich-poor gap tends to increase the rate of rent-seeking and predatory market behaviors that hinder economic growth.

#9

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When they lack perspective. It's shown through the advice they give ('Just borrow money from your parents,' and, 'Go back to school'). It shows that they have no idea how so many people live

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Lovefunnyreviews21
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1 month ago

What if your parents don’t have money? What if you can’t afford school?

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#10

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Say that we're all on the same boat. Nope. We definitely aren't

little-crazy , Mussi Katz Report

Francis
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1 month ago

we are all in the same storm, but some are in big yachts and other only have a livejacket

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#11

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Offering the 'You should just…' advice. Having unlimited funds allows for risk taking in a way that working people can’t relate to. No, I can’t just quit my job. I have rent to pay.

WestFast , Brian Lundquist Report

Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago

yeah sure !!! you're poor ? you should just become rich and voila problem solved

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#12

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Thanking us poor folks for sending them on a trip into space.

asportate , wikimedia.commons Report

Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

There is just not enough space for them on Earth. They need "space".

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#13

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Pretend like they work harder than everyone else.

yourlittlebirdie , Free-Photos Report

Serial pacifist
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1 month ago (edited)

Some do work hard and expand their wealth. Some others just become presidents of the country and grab more cash from the public funds.

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#14

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Employ others for low pay and bad benefits in an unsafe working environment and think they're doing the people they employ a favor.

wandering_alphabet , Александр Макед Report

Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

i'll say it one more time because i think people need to realize it !!! all jobs should provide enough money to have a decent life !!! every worker deserves respect no matter what their job is. stop accepting being treated like lifeless exploited robots. this has to change !! minimum wage needs to be raised !!! the federal minimum wage of $7.25 is worth $2 less today than it was in 1968 ... if the minimum wage kept pace with inflation increases in worker productivity, it would now stand at $21.72 per hour. how comes in the richest country on earth people could work 15H a day and still not afford rent or food ??? let's not even talk about wealth inequality

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#15

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Use their money and power to make laws and policies to enrich themselves even more, all while keeping the rest of us fighting among ourselves for the scrapes

dukecharming1975 , energepic.com Report

boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

power to the people!

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#16

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Failing to recognize the extent to which luck (including luck of birth) played into their success.

Hrekires , Kuncheek Report

Roxy Eastland
Community Member
1 month ago

Just the luck of growing up in an environment where these possibilities were always real because your parents, their friends, your older siblings, relatives, etc were already achieving them (and they were because they had a similar start in life).I don't think these people understand how massive a hurdle that is that didn't exist in their life.

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#17

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Assume they deserve and earned everything they have and that consequently, poor people just aren't working hard enough. Even if a person legitimately built their own wealth and jumped socio-economic status on their own, they're still engaging in survivor bias.

Lots of poor people work very hard and take on a lot of misery in service of a better life. And a lot of those people stay poor forever and never get their break.

Nillabeans , Toms Baugis Report

Elin Noller
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1 month ago

Yes, this. Being lucky is the single thing that dictate what your life will be like.

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#18

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Guilt trip the public into donating money (that they may not have much of) to help [Enter charitable cause here] when they could just hand over wads of their own cash without feeling the pinch.

Sarcastic-Me , Karolina Grabowska Report

Ben Stubbs
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1 month ago

Bono!

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#19

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Assume they are intelligent

evolongoria21 , michael kogan Report

Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Being able to afford a good education doesn't mean they learned anything.

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#20

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying [Mess] up the whole world and then get bailed out when they [mess] up.

Huh435mjc , Ryan Lackey Report

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

That's been going on from the start. There are hundreds of cases where taxpayers still are paying for the cleaning of polluted areas while the companies have gone bust only to surface again under a new name. "Hey Shell, you owe use 15 billion for cleaning up the oil fields you abandoned." "Sorry, that was Shell-oil, they've gone bust, we're Shell and have got nothing to do with Shell-oil."

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#21

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Exploit poor people to film themselves acting generous. I’m all for buying homeless people things, but you don’t have to film yourself giving to them and post it all over social media. They are people too, with friends and family. No need to make them feel small when they already struggle in life.

JorpJorp1818 , sergio omassi Report

boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

or geting "seasonal pets" than abandoning them when "the season is over..." so ugly

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#22

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Burn £20 notes in front of a homeless person, after they were asked for money. Ronald Coyne, a Tory Cambridge student did this. Insufferable c**t.

littlelollipopshoes , Petras Gagilas Report

boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

just an ugly-spirited person...

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#23

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When they complain that people on welfare haven’t earned that money and don’t deserve it; meanwhile rich people spoil their kids or give them comfortable jobs as if they've earned that stuff.

secret_browser , Burst Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 month ago

Or when they police people on welfare. In the U.S., rich folks get considerably more money through tax breaks than poor people ever do, but you don't hear proposals about drug testing them. Now people on SNAP (food stamps) on the other hand...

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#24

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying My rich friend orders 20 things from McDonald’s and eats two of them, and then throws the rest away. I’m not exaggerating. She is infinitely kind and generous, but that kind of waste makes me shake my head."

Kittybittybad , The Good, The Bad Report

boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

#thanfulness is extremely under-nurtured trait

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#25

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When they tell people, 'Travel and expand their horizons.' Traveling is expensive

ColourfulFunctor , Ilya Haykinson Report

Potatogamers2
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I mean, you can travel without being rich, it's just different and sometimes with sacrifices. EDIT: I didn't mean everyone, regardless of money, can travel. I mean that you don't have to be rich to be able to travel.

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#26

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Complain about being stuck in their large mansion with a pool, tennis court, etc. during the pandemic.

My < 700 sq. ft. apartment is probably the size of their closet.

AberrantThought , pixabay Report

Guy MacGregor
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1 month ago

65m² in international system

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#27

Assume that people who have low-paying jobs just didn't work hard enough or aren't smart enough to get any better jobs.

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boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

arrogance, at its finest

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#28

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying I've known some fairly rich people complain that they have too much money. Give it to me then — I'll put it to good use.

Bigglez1995 , Keith CooperFollow Report

denzoren
Community Member
1 month ago

"I've got too much money" *looks at poor person in need* "but not that much".

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#29

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Lecture us on saving the planet from their big diesel super yachts, private jets and mansions (not counting their city homes and holiday homes) that houses their classic car collection that they drive around for fun.

godca_grema , Henry Burrows Report

Robert T
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

I agree with you on the yachts and private jets, but classic cars do very little damage (comparatively) to the planet as they are driven very little, and usually the rich tend to keep them as an investment and not drive them at all. I have more issue with the SUVs with ridiculously large engines that they do drive all over the place.

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#30

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When they're so freaking cheap. They won't leave tips or will argue over 10 cents while shopping

jurassicanamal , michael kogan Report

boredpanDaman
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1 month ago

many say that this is why they are rich, but honestly, stingyness is a disease

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#31

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Some of them behave narcissistically, mainly by sexually assaulting people and sending out hush payments (like Trump, Clinton, Cosby, O’Reilly, Ailes, Weinstein, Epstein, etc.), and some of them abuse workers’ basic rights by intentionally putting bathrooms far away from workspaces (like Jeff Bezos did with Amazon’s warehouses).

RealMister008 , Rene Asmussen Report

Steffen Rehm
Community Member
1 month ago

everyone talk about that bottle thing, but i see nobody talks about how they track every footstep you make at work. If you are not efficient enough, you are out. Folks, that's not normal!

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#32

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying Tell us to “appreciate what we have”.

Charming_Alfalfa_582 , crash71100 Report

beastmachine.
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1 month ago

Not completely wrong though.

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#33

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying When rich leaders have fake philosophies like, 'We're in this together,' and, 'First to arrive, last to leave,' etc.

siva-pc , pixabay Report

Anna McHugh
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh God yes - I worked for a guy who SO bought into that s**t and breathed it out on the rest of us. It was thin, superficial rubbish and his tutoring business was thin and superficial and I left.

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#34

Move to low cost of living places and then drive up the cost of living for locals, who then can’t afford to live in their hometown. Thanks for ruining Bozeman you dickheads

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Andy Acceber
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1 month ago

Gentrification sucks.

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#35

35 Things "Rich People" Do That Others Find Inconsiderate And Annoying My relatives are fairly well off. I don't know what it is about them but they have a notorious habit of bossing people around. My aunt (who I am very close with) straight up told me to go out and start a walking dogs business out of nowhere and that when she sees me again, I better have a walking dog business. What??? This is the way they function and when you stand up to them you get told you're lazy, don't care etc.

Just for clarity. I'm looking for work. Her method wouldn't work for where I live. It's nowhere near practical. Even if it was, it's extremely bossy.

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Brendan
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1 month ago

I got a degree in graphic design, but spent the following six years doing temp jobs, struggling to get by until I got a decent job (not in graphic design).

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