Im being serious here, and be assured, this does not go for all rich folks, because I know many who are swell people (and I know many poor, middle class folks who are stuck up and arrogant as well). But in my experience in life, I just find that the majority of rich folk I deal with are very condescending and stuck up toward non rich folks. Ive had a few recent examples lately that made me think hard here. My cousin recently married a guy out in Colorado where she lives. The guy is in sales, and probably makes low-middle income.. they both work, and live in a pretty nice house, and all. And best of all.. he treats her like gold. He is a gentleman, and has been nothing but kind to us when we see him at weddings, holidays, etc. He is always surprising her with stuff... taking her out.. they have a great time together. However, my uncle, who Im thinking probably is in the millionaire catgory by now, treats him like dirt. He's made comments about him being a "loser", having "no ambition", etc. He smiles to the guys face, but totally rips him behind his back, and we all think its pretty disgusting. He loved her ex boyfriend though, because he had his own business. Never mind that he lied to her constantly and treated her like crap, my uncle loved him. Ive seen other people act this exact same way when someone dates a non rich person. Ive even been subject to it. I once dated a girl, whose dad constantly nagged her that she needed to marry up, and find a doctor or lawyer. Eventually I just said eff it, and broke up with her. I couldnt stand his crap. See it all the time.