30 Things We Thought That Only Rich People Could Afford Growing Up

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Most kids don’t know a ton about money.

They do tend to know when their families don’t have it, but they don’t typically have a very good grasp of the difference between (upper) middle class and super wealthy.

Twitter user and makeup artist Samantha Ravndahl asked people to share what they thought “was the pinnacle of wealth” to them as kids. Her question got a lot of attention, with people coming through with all sorts of answers from brand name snacks to actual boats.

Now that we’re adults, some of the ideas we had about “rich” as kids turned out to be less than accurate, but some of them still hold up (like that boat).

Ravndahl started off with her own idea of true wealth as a child: chrome spinner rims on cars.

And here are 30 other people’s ideas of being stinking rich when they were kids.

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