We've all met those rich kids who have no concept of their privilege. Usually, those encounters are littered with #humblebrags and not so humble brags.
Reddit put together a list of some of the all-time great stories of rich kids acting like rich, spoiled brats.
Keep reading to groan through some of the most privileged kids you've ever heard of, and the bouncer that finally got some revenge!
The rest of us spend our time protecting our phones.A 12-year-old family friend. Got an iPhone XS for his birthday, then deliberately shattered his iPhone 8. - Aldus_Bumblebore
This logic doesn't quite check out.In high school a kid was bragging that he got in his third fender bender in his "old" car (3 years old) that his parents gave him but he hated, so his parents were buying him an entirely new (current year) car to incentivize him to drive better. - captain_screwup
This is not what Marie Kondo intended.
My mom's friend used to buy new clothes each season and throw out the old ones. She had to be taught by her husband to save them for the next year.
Edit: This happened way back in the '50s. Her family was very rich, and he was just a normal guy.
This kid's perspective is a bit... twisted.
Worked with this kid who was a good kid, but completely disconnected from financial reality for most people. He’d just moved out west from another state and was trying to get on like a “normal" adult.
He went to buy a new car and was shocked that they couldn’t just bill his dad for it since they didn’t know him.
He ordered a bottle of wine at a restaurant and the sommelier said: “Certainly, sir." Then the sommelier whispered, “just for your knowledge, sir, the bottle is $700."
He looked straight at him and asked: “is that a lot?"
The sommelier honestly didn’t know how to answer.
Good kid, and he got a lot better, but he just didn’t know. Once he casually told his mom he needed some help with bills and she deposited $20,000 into his account.- gaqua
Again, there's a problem with scale.
A guy looked at my $2,000 beater car in college and commented that it must've been really cheap and guessed $15,000.
It was a Kia Rio 2005 with 120k miles on it.- _mildlyinfuriating
At least this kid knew Starbucks was better off without him.
I worked at a Starbucks and we hired a new guy, who I was training.
At one point, I had to show him how to clean the restrooms. I grab the bleach and hand him a pair of gloves. He looks at me in disgust and says, "we don't have a maid to clean the bathrooms??"
He quit the next day lol.- sholbyy
This the ultimate of champagne problems.My friend’s parents had a dilemma because they both bought each other new Mercedes for Valentines Day. - pretend_shower
The old saying, no matter where you go there you are. And the "you" in this case is a jackass.
Went to a destination wedding in Mexico resort. Rich kids rented a golf cart, tore through the streets and flipped the cart (injuring people and causing a huge commotion and traffic jam).
A Mexican lady comes out and begins to scold them for their behavior. "You wouldn't act this way at home!"
The rich kid responds, "I promise you we do."
It was the earnestness of his reply that got me.
He really believed he was placating her with that response. There's gotta be a German word for something being funny because the other party is aloof to their own behavior.- thecrusadeswereahoax
Just when he tried to empathize, he was reminded of whom he was dealing with.My brother works at a rehab center for the kids of wealthy parents. He's always got stories, but the one that sticks with me the most was a kid who was in trouble with the law and doing rehab before his court appearances. You know, to look like a better person and hopefully, the judge would go easier on him. He was mopey one day and my brother asks him what's wrong. The kid starts talking about how tough the whole experience has been for him, how it's been so hard on his family that his parents had to sell his house to pay for his rehab. My brother felt sympathetic and says, "Damn, that sucks that your parents had to sell their house over this," to which the kid corrected him, "No, they kept their house. They had to sell mine." - Anagoth9
To be fair, this was an 80% decrease in her allowance.I knew a [teenage] girl whose allowance was $90 a day. She got into trouble so they cut it to $90 a week. - Wright4000
This woman redefines "cool mom."One girl from my high school got breast implants for her 18th birthday. Her mom joined her as a mother/daughter bonding activity, followed by the daughter getting a brand new $90,000 Mercedes as a high school graduation gift. - Bammerice
This isn't even a humblebrag. It's an incredibly obnoxious and dorky full-on assault.When I was in boarding school, one of my co-boarders handed me some mail and said, "Do you notice anything special about this envelope?" When I checked it out, I realised his face was on the stamp... He was royalty... - gentlefury
If the kid asks and he keeps receiving, he will never stop asking.I work for a dentist and her son is a spoiled brat. He was at the office one day because she had to bring him to an appointment later that day. He got bored and went out wandering around some of the local shops. He came back a little while later and without any preamble walked up to her and said, "Give me $80." She asked him what it was for and he just repeated himself and she gave it to him. - LookAcrossTheWater
I don't think this kid took the right lessons from Willy Wonka.This kid back in high school was whining (I mean literally whimpering) that he had to wait something like 6 weeks for his custom-built BMW to come over from Germany. - spartanburt
A couch in the elevator? Is standing for "the poors"?Went to HS with this insufferably spoiled kid. His family had a couch in their home's elevator. And classical European sculpture (this was in the U.S.). The kid talked down to/about the less fortunate on a regular basis. Once made fun of me for picking a coin up off the ground. - ProbablyDrDre
Honestly, guys, I've earned every dollar my dad gave me! I swear!
“I could absolutely survive on my own, my parents just pay for my food and house but I pay for everything else, if I got a job I could pay for my food and house too." -said at 18, in the middle of a discussion between two middle-class peers who were talking about saving money because they had to pay for their own college and living expenses.
About five minutes prior to this conversation, both peers had ordered the cheap dinner options and declined a shopping trip later that night, while rich-girl was talking nonstop about buying the best/most expensive souvenirs for her friends.
Once tried working a regular-person-retail-job and quit within a couple weeks as it “just wasn’t right and I didn’t like it" (read: had actual responsibilities for the first time).
Moved cross-country for an 8-month education course, where her parents pay food, rent, and school. They also gave her a debit card which replenishes up to $500 when it hits $50... she still posts Snapchat’s with captions of “that broke person life" over pictures of her getting Starbucks every day, and insists she could survive on her own.
Constantly suggests the most expensive options for meals, activities, etc., and tacks on things like “we can just split the bill, I know you’re saving but it’s just (amount at least $50), you’ll be fine right?" Then gets upset when people can’t afford to spend time with her, or when someone dares to suggest that she helps cover costs.- toilandbubble
Some people really need to think before they speak.Knew this one guy at my college who didn't understand why everybody is so worked up about student loans. I remember him saying something along the lines of "why don't people just pay the tuition upfront." He was also quite sheltered. - JimmyTheOtherCat
This kid gives Richie Rich a run for his proverbial money.A friend got a theater with an arcade built over their family’s 12 car garage. Parents didn’t want the 5-year-old sister to be jealous, so they hired an architect to design and built her a fully functioning play house with a bathroom, ac, and bedroom. Just the tip of the iceberg with this family though. - head-ghost
Everyone knows the best way to help someone with their drug addiction is to fund it.My fiance's cousin. He managed to crash 4 cars while still in high school because his father would replace them. When he moved onto college, he got kicked out of several apartments for owning a dog when they weren't permitted. He told me he didn't care though since his father also funded his continuous stream of new housing. From what I last heard, his Father is now paying for his long-standing cocaine habit. - LovelyPorcelain
It's not a great look to throw a jealous tantrum over trading cards.
I wouldn’t say rich kid but definitely spoiled brat who thought he was rich. Befriended him in 5th grade over our interest in the Yugioh trading card game. First time I hung out at his place I noticed just how littered with stuff his room was. Some even unopened.
I showed him some rare card that I had recently pulled from a pack. He got super jealous and angry that I wouldn’t trade or sell it to him. He immediately got up and walked over to the family computer and booted up a site where you could buy cards and various other toys and such.
Completely ignoring having me over he’s now on an online shopping spree adding stuff to the cart. After adding a few things he yells “where’s the credit card?" and immediately his older sister comes running up the stairs to yell “Kyle, mom said no more buying stuff online!" And closes the website and shuts off the computer.
Kyle then proceeds to have a crying tantrum on the floor and I’m just standing there over him in shock at what’s happening and how he’s acting. I slowly stopped hanging out with him until completely avoiding him as his temperament got worse.
The kid wasn’t even rich either if I remember correctly both of his parents were cops.- Moonlight150
I have a feeling his My Summer Vacation story was a "you had to be there."So my best friend's wife teaches at a ritzy 40k per year private school. As in, $40,000 a year for elementary and middle school (I think the HS is like 50k+). Well, she teaches 7th or 8th grade, I can't remember, and she said she always goes around the class after the summer break and ask them what they did over the summer and she particularly remembers one kid complaining about how much his summer sucked because he was stuck on his parent's yacht all summer and they didn't even take it to anywhere cool, just Italy. - GeneticsGuy
If cocaine is a hell of a drug, perspective is a hell of an awakening.
I student-taught at a pretty well-to-do school. Not private, but a rich area.
One of the guys who was student-teaching at the same time was doing a lesson on income inequality. He mentions that the average Canadian salary was $XXk. The kids are all pleasant, saying it's a reasonable amount, etc. It took him a while to realize and correct - it was $XXk A YEAR, not A MONTH like they were thinking.
Couldn't imagine thinking that amount a month was AVERAGE.- thisbitchneedsreddit
I'm begging to know which magazine this is.Went to school with a crazy rich kid, his parents divorced and each decided to buy his love. Mommy owned a real estate agency, so she got him a license and spoon fed him enough sales for a 6 figure income. The dad then BOUGHT HIM A MAGAZINE. Yes, the dad bought a magazine for his 24-year-old coke head son to "run". Worked about as well as you'd imagine. - Nouseriously
No sneakers are worth $1,000. Except for Marty McFly's.Have a teenage cousin who made fun of me because I can’t/won’t drop 1K on Yeezys. - ieffinghatemayo
If you're rich, in the immortal words of Lisa Rinna, OWN IT.
This girl would always brag about how she’s been to every continent except Antarctica and that she’s visited so many countries.
Then she wondered why people called her the rich kid and insisted she wasn’t rich.
This college classmate learned an important lesson about his parent's disposable income.One of my college classmates wrecked his Range Rover over winter break and came back in an Aston Martin. - vobvobvob99
Finally, a kid with some self-awareness.One of my friend's friends ended up paying for a night of food and entertainment. He’d go up before we got the bill and just pay. No matter how much we argued with him and tried to pay him back wouldn’t take it. Nice dude, mad baller rich. - kharghulkaka
Coins suck, though.My friend literally throws away his change because he hates holding coins. Doesn't matter if its 99 cents he'll throw it away. That shit adds up. - Lemuria_666
Gross. Just, gross.In middle school, we were asked to draw our homes for some assignment and hand it in at the end of class. A popular, extremely wealthy kid that sat behind me raised his hand and smugly asked the teacher for another sheet of paper because he couldn’t draw it all on one page. His friends just snickered but I was cringing. Even at 12, I remember thinking it was such a snobby thing to say. - dominus83
FINALLY! The rich kid gets put in his place!
I worked as a bouncer at a high-end night club. The biggest boner of a rich kid, straight out of Malibu’s Most Wanted, gets a VIP booth and bottle service. Racks up a massive bill trying to act like a baller.
His credit card gets denied and he has to call his dad to come down at 1:30 am because he can’t order any more bottles.
His dad comes down in his pajamas. Obviously ashamed and furious at this douche of a kid. Ends up embarrassing the shit out of his kid in front of his whole group of friends. He takes the kids keys and is about to leave when his kid makes some shitty comment and goes back in the club.
The dad's about to walk away after he apologizes for his son when we offer to drag him out the rough way, he smiles and accepts.
That kid hit every door and step on the way out.
Not the best story but was one of the most satisfying experiences working at that club.