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You might be upper class if you...

Amazon lvd11
Jan 9

I see a few threads where recent immigrants try to imagine that their six figure TC makes them upper class, so I wanted to create a poll that will help these new folks figure out whether or not they are really upper class.

You might be upper class if...

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  • Microsoft x64
    I’d say none of those mean upper class. Those mean you’re in the top 1%.

    6 figure incomes are typically considered upper class or upper middle, especially with two people earning that in the household. I mean, remember most of the country earns 30k or less.

    Sounds like you’re butthurt about something. TC under 100k? Lol.
    Jan 910
    • Stitch Fix afsc16
      1% is only about 450 / year, no way you could afford any of those things on that
      Jan 9
    • Microsoft x64
      Make that the top 0.1% then. Anyway my point was, if you’re pulling in 400k a year, you are upper class.
      Jan 9
    • Facebook public2
      Correction in the bay 1% is 2.6m/year (in 2016 the most recent irs year)
      Jan 9
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      You are nowhere close to upper class if you are "pulling" a salary. Nowhere close.
      Jan 9
    • Microsoft x64
      You have a weird concept of what upper class is. Upper class isn’t like Jeff Bezos or Trump lol. People can earn a salary and be in the upper band.
      Jan 9
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      You can pull a salary and be upper middle class. Not upper class.
      Jan 9
    • Microsoft x64
      Wrong. So if I’m pulling a million dollar salary, living in a Bellevue mansion and driving a Ferrari - you’re telling me I’m not upper class?
      Jan 10
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      That person sounds like they could certainly get there but if they have zero down on their mortgage and no savings then no they are not upper class.

      As someone else said, upper class is defined by wealth, not income.

      Upper class is earning a 1% income passively.
      Jan 10
    • Google ovBk62
      @Amazon...idk that's just like your own definition man.
      Jan 10
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      "Upper class, noun

      the social group that has the highest status in society, especially the aristocracy."

      ^ it takes more than a good salary to get into that club, it takes real wealth. You need to be in a league that can broadly influence society.
      Jan 10
  • Amazon Tweeps
    what upper class? In the sense of social status or just income/assets?

    One can earn seven or eight figures but still have no class.
    Jan 91
    • Oracle 🔴vs🔷
      Just look at the classy posts on blind 😂
      Jan 9
  • Facebook
    Upper class is often defined by source of income (capital gains vs salary), prestige (politician or industry families are higher class than entertainers or engineers) and not by expenditures.
    Your qualifications are defining a subclass (the rich, or even richest of the rich), or “the donor class” when it comes to buying influence.

    I usually put myself in upper-middle class, and I have never paid more than $2000/night for a hotel room.
    Jan 92
    • Amazon lvd11
      OP
      Agree. Upper middle is where people who get into the top 1% though salary are.

      Lower upper are people who have the same 1% standard of living during their working years, but from passive income--no need to work

      Agree that upper class is defined by influence in society, which really comes with an 0.01% income, not a 1% income.

      1 in 10,000 is upper class, not 1 in 100.
      Jan 9
    • Facebook
      I do fly Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic!!!!
      Jan 9
  • Glassdoor / Opsxfa
    Most Americans like to think they’re “middle class” no matter how much they earn. Aristocracy is so 15th century Europe.
    Jan 90
  • Google / Mgmthdels
    Point? 😂
    Jan 90
  • Microsoft / EngTc292k
    You are an idiot. That's all that's going on here.
    Jan 102
    • Amazon t8g5r
      Your 292k isn't nearly enough.

      Peasant!
      Jan 10
    • Microsoft / EngTc292k
      Ding dong Ding. Burnt ass! Lolol
      Jan 10
  • Sirius XM HfIbQ65
    All this complaining that the middle class is shrinking and behold, you have expanded it with a totally new definition. Problem solved!
    Jan 91
  • Oracle fbbT02
    Why hating immigrants? Aren’t we all immigrants of some sort?
    Jan 90
  • Google / Eng
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    It is quite common for uneducated Americans, these flipping pancakes/burgers 8/7, to blame immigrants for their poor life choices.
    Jan 91
    • Intel Jopdi(78
      I’m guessing you have a lot of interactions with these folks, right?
      Jan 10
  • Docebo ndta67
    If a 1%er upper decks a toilet at work...they're still a 1%er

    Money can't buy class
    Jan 90
  • .....you don’t feel the need to stand on the toilet to piss AND wash your hands after you do without being on the phone the entire time.
    Jan 90

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