People Share Stories Of Rich Kids Who Got Taken Down A Peg


Locked Up

Growing up, I was always around rich kids, and I still keep in touch with some of them. This one boy’s father owned the biggest law firm in town. 

We spoke one day and he told me that the most life-changing moment was when he had to call his dad from jail. This was the second time it’d happened. His dad’s only response was, “Well, sorry to hear you got arrested. Good luck”. Then he hung up, just like that.

Getting locked back into his cell completely changed his life.

He always assumed his dad would be there to bail him out. But the rich kid in this next story was no match for his quick-thinking mom and dad.

Got What He Deserved

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I went to school with this rich kid. When he went off to college, he would go out every night, partying. Before long, his parents learned that he was failing all of his modules. 

One Saturday morning, his parents drove out to him without his knowledge. They took the spare key to his car, got in, and drove off with it. 

He got what was coming to him. The guy in the next story was pulled back down to earth when he was served a slice of humble pie.

Cut Off

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I have this distant relative who spent his twenties partying with the 100-120k allowance he got from his stinking rich father. He got this amount every year, by the way.

Each year, he’d travel to different countries. He went to Bali, Thailand, Europe, and Oktoberfest, every single year. 

When he was 32, he moved to an upscale ski resort in the US and decided to open a business with his gold digger of a fiancée.

One day, he went to transfer his money to his US bank account. That was when he noticed that he only had a few thousand dollars in his account. He started yelling at the bank worker and asked her why she hadn’t transferred the full amount. She told him that it was the full amount.

It turns out that his dad had cut him off without mentioning anything. He hadn’t noticed until just then. 

The next guy thought he was untouchable until the police showed up.


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Some rich NFL player’s son was in the same college dorm as me. This kid thought he was untouchable because his dad was so rich.

Oftentimes, he would get freshman girls to do humiliating things while he filmed them. The worst part was, he’d show his friends these videos the very next day. Thankfully, one of his friends didn’t like this and when to the RA. The RA then went to campus police and then real police because some of the girls were underage. 

One night, we all watched as the parking lot filled with cops. They hauled him out of the dorms and gathered the evidence he kept in his room. 

This next story will leave you wondering how some people cope with day-to-day activities.

Cooking Mishaps 

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My roommate in my freshman year of college came from a filthy rich family. He was from the Middle East, and his family owned an oil company. He was having the hardest time coping with the fact that no one was there to prepare his food for him.

One morning, I woke up and went to the kitchen. He was trying to eat eggs and toast that he’d just prepared for himself. 

He asked how I usually made my fried eggs because the ones he made were super crunchy. He’d cracked the eggs whole into the pan and friend them shell and all. 

I felt so bad, but I couldn’t stop laughing at his mistake. He was a cool dude. 

I couldn’t stop laughing but felt really bad for the dude.

The next person had to learn the hard way that mommy and daddy couldn’t buy their way out of every situation. 

Buying A Degree

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This one university was offered a huge amount of money from parents who wanted their son to be enrolled as an art major. The university’s administration and faculty refused their offer.

Their son hadn’t done well enough in school to meet the minimum requirements, and he apparently had very little aptitude for art. The entire family thought that money could buy him a degree as an art major. They were very wrong.

He was baffled when he received a notice of non-admittance.

 But this next kid thought that his grandpa’s money could help him pass high school.

Vice President

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There was this boy in my high school class who always bragged that he didn’t have to pay attention in class. He said it was because his grandfather was the Vice President of the company that supplied cardboard for General Mills’s cereal boxes. 

He really believed this.

The last time I check his Facebook, he was still working at Best Buy five years after high school graduation. He’d been working there since we were all still in school. 

This next guy had a full-on tantrum because he couldn’t use his credit cards.

The Real World

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A few years ago, this couple from Woodside, CA hired me to help their obnoxious 18-year-old son into the realities of the real world. This was something that evaded both parents. 

The first thing I did was take away his limitless, platinum credit cards. Next thing you know, this 18-year-old throws the biggest tantrum for several days. He kept asking, “Where am I going to get money?

I responded with, “Get a job.” He said that his parents were going to fire me, but they never did. Eventually, he realized that his parents had set boundaries and budgets in stone. They wanted him to start paying bills, as well as rent, and taxes. He decided to go to college to wait out the next four years. 

He’s still super obnoxious, but at least he has a job and an education now. 

Now it’s time for the story about an entitled liar who loved spending other people’s money on himself.

He Was Lying 

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I had this college roommate whose parents were paying for a trip we were planning. He told them that the trip was $400 more expensive than it actually was because he wanted to buy himself a pair of fancy headphones. 

His parents paid for everything he ever wanted. They gave him one of their credit cards, and he would use it to order food at least once a day. He also regularly made $50 purchases. 

Eventually, his parents realized that he’d lied about the cost of the trip. They still paid for it, but after the trip, he wasn’t allowed to use their card anymore.

Once they set that rule, he acted like he lived the hardest life. He sucked it up eventually, and he’s way less entitled now. It had a positive impact on him, but he’d never admit that.

This next kid needed a few more lessons before he got his expensive new car.

Fancy Car

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A guy in my high school got a brand new Chevy Camaro while I had an old Pontiac Phoenix from the 80s, it had the straight six. This guy loved bragging about how nice his car was compared to ours.

Two days later, we were both stopped at a traffic light. My friends were in the car with me, and I guess he was feeling cocky because he tried racing us. 

He was revving his car obnoxiously and tried to do a burnout, The light was still red, and the road was bone dry. 

Eventually, he got a tiny burnout going with a tiny bit of smoke. But when his tires caught traction, he went flying into the intersection and smashed into the car of the wife of one of the VERY FEW cops in my small city.

It obviously didn’t go to plan. I can only imagine how embarrassed he must’ve been. 

The next group of girls probably hopes that what happened to them in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

It’s Not What Is Supposed To Happen In Vegas

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While working in a casino here in Las Vegas, a herd of girls came to my window, & one proceeded to tell me about her great birthday party itinerary that her dad had paid for.

For her 18th birthday. With no adults in the party. Just a bunch of teenage girls out in Vegas.

Where none of them could do anything because none of them were 21. I couldn’t even check them into their reservation. 

They start yelling & screaming at me. I calmly call security – and security tells them they can either “go play in the arcade” or leave & try to find a hotel off the Strip that will take them in w/out being 21.

The anger turns to tears. The security guard is unmoved.

How embarrassing. The girl in the next story surely needs a reality check before she goes out to get coffee.

Living In A Dream World

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I was at a Starbucks, and the girl in front of me apparently thought people gave her parents free drinks and such for her all these years.

The cashier told her the total, and she said, “Wait, I don’t get it for free?” She never realized her parents swiping their cards all those years were paying for her things, I guess.

The spoiled brat in the next story will prove that being rich just isn’t enough these days.

Everything Is Not Enough

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When I was a teenager, my sister and I saw through our windows that there were two guys getting into her car. We ran downstairs as fast as possible and caught them in the act of stealing it.

One managed to run away, but the other one froze and didn’t run away. He couldn’t have been much older than me.

My sister called the cops, and the kid kept looking at us and trying to find a way to escape. My sister said, “Run if you want. My brother will catch you.”

The cops came, and so did his parents. His mom drove an amazing car, and the lady looked furious and sad. She was dressed really nicely and looked like she was pretty successful.

As soon as she got out, she began yelling, “Why?! We give you everything! You have everything! Why would you try and steal?! Don’t we give you enough?!”

The kid just seemed to shrink and get smaller. I hope he turned his life around and began to be around better people.

The guy in the next story thought he could do whatever he wanted and not face the consequences of his actions.

Cashing Checks

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During my freshman year of college, the guy across the hall from me is a spoiled rich kid from a big southern city. Old money, clearly. A couple of weeks into the second semester, he and a buddy found a checkbook on the sidewalk.

He stupidly decided to write themselves a check and cash it in the bank that the account is in. The teller immediately called the cops, and they both got arrested.

We talked the night he got arrested, and he laughed and said his dad would “take care of it” and everything would be fine. That weekend we met his dad as they moved everything out of the dorms since he got expelled.

I guess daddy didn’t take care of it.

The poor little rich girl in the next story thought everyone owned a horse.

The Wake-Up Call

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I went to a very rich, predominantly white Catholic high school. One moment I remember was the wind absolutely being taken out of a girl’s sails when I explained to her why our school dominated the area’s skiing, golf, and equestrian competitions but never anything else.

For a lot of kids in that school, the moment they learned they were rich was the moment they learned that most girls don’t have their own horses growing up.

Another kid who needs a reality check is in the next story.

Tow Away

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A local rich kid had his SUV parked in a no-parking area at a club. A tow truck shows up to tow it away, and the kid goes ballistic, “do you know who my dad is” etc, to the driver. 

After a minute or two of this, the passenger gets out of the tow truck and is a 250 lb powerlifter. The biker “politely” tells him it doesn’t matter who he thinks his family is, and the SUV is towed away.

The rich girl in the next story just couldn’t understand why some of us have to count our pennies.

Do The Math


I knew one girl who apparently couldn’t fathom how people live on a budget.

We used to hang out a lot at her insistence, but she liked to eat at expensive places, whereas I’d have no issue having my meals somewhere cheaper.

However, she kept pouting and insisting I stay. I said I couldn’t unless she wanted to spot me. She didn’t.

I then walked her through the math and showed her that the cost of my meals with her every day totaled my entire wage for the month.

She didn’t stop pouting, but from then on, I could eat by myself in peace.

The entitled guy in the next story got taught a lesson he wouldn’t soon forget.

Grand Theft Auto

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A guy from my robotics group had his entire life handed to him. His dad was stupidly rich because he bought shares in an oil field that turned out to have 40x the expected yield (making his $100,000 investment become around 3 million) then he dumped that into real estate rentals.

He decided it would be fun to go on a school trip in Philly and act like a rich jerk to everybody. Soon after, his $90k SUV got stolen.

The best part? He didn’t have insurance on it yet because he “can just buy the other person’s car if there’s an accident.”

His dad flipped out over it and cut his allowance to $200 a month, and forced him to drive a beater till he saved up his own money.

The next story proves that you actually have to put in the work to finish university.

No Pain, No Gain


One of my college roommates was very rich growing up. I didn’t realize just how rich until I had to explain to her what a coupon was in very extensive detail.

On multiple occasions, she bragged that she wasn’t even interested in her major (philosophy) or college in general, but she was at uni because her parents required her to get a degree, any degree, in order to get access to her trust fund.

I don’t remember ever seeing her go to class, and she eventually got expelled sophomore year over academic dishonesty. I guess this was the last straw for her parents because they cut her off pretty soon after that.

This actually served as a wake-up call. She somehow managed to get a public health degree at a different school in spite of the academic dishonesty listed on her transcript.

She’s doing pretty well for herself these days. We’ve kept in touch, and last we talked, she was considering grad school.

The guy in the next story learned the hard way that college was not a year-long party.

The College Nightmare

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This rich scummy injury lawyer’s kid was in my class in high school. He goes to college (a mid-size school in the Midwest) and gets plastered (his parents bought him and his friends’ booze since freshman year, so nothing new), and RA says he has to write him up for drinking in the dorms.

He punches two RAs, then gets cops called on him and knocks a cop’s tooth out. Long story short, his parents have to drive back 6-7 hours after one day to get him, and he’s not even allowed to leave the state until his hearing.

Last I heard, he was working at a fast food establishment.

The rich kid in the next story learned that you can’t get everything you want just handed to you on a silver platter.

The Cowboy

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This local business owner put his son through college and more. When the kid graduated with multiple degrees, the dad decides to retire and turn over the business to his son.

Son brings college cronies on board, has management all wear white cowboy hats and drive white pickups, and begins revamping the business. Dad comes out of retirement pronto and gets rid of his son and cronies.

Years later, bankrolls son’s run for state rep. The son lost. Dad dies and leaves the business to his daughter.

The next kid would learn a good lesson in being thankful for what you have.


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I knew a rich kid whose parents bought him a car, and he treated it like absolute garbage. Purposely driving it really hard and generally abusing it, confident in the notion that his parents would buy him the one he wanted after he destroyed the one they got him.

Well, they didn’t buy him another one, ever. He rode the city bus and bummed rides off of friends after that. He was the most entitled person I’d ever met. If he was over at your house, he would just help himself to whatever was in the fridge like it was some sort of paid buffet.

Sometimes it’s just better to tell the truth, as this guy would learn in the next story.

Not Admitting Guilt

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I saw a college guy with a ridiculously expensive car (can’t remember the model) rear-end this woman who drove an absolute beater. Her car was definitely totaled, and his car wasn’t looking that hot, either.

He got out and started screaming at this woman. She was in tears. He kept telling her that she was going to pay for this.

When the cops came, I saw each of them give their statements. After that, me and ten people came forward and gave our witness statements.

It sounded like each and every one of us put complete fault on him (which was the truth). When the cops went back to him, I saw his face just sink.

He probably told them it was her fault and just found out that two handfuls of people just confirmed that he’s full of lies.

I’ve never seen that many witnesses stick around for a simple traffic accident. I think the other people felt the same way I did: that kid was a jerk and should be punished for what he did.

The rich girl in the next story will learn that being mean doesn’t always get you what you want.

The Mean Girl

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I attended a very small middle school where most of the students were rich. There was one girl in particular who was dropped off every morning in her parents’ luxury cars and was the first to have the latest designer handbags (we were so jealous, lol).

She would always scrunch her nose when other classmates brought lunches that weren’t pasta salads or sandwiches. 

She was always chosen first for sports games and made those chosen last feel terrible, and she would hand out invites to her exclusive birthday parties to just her friends in front of the entire class.

Anyway, in the area we lived, there’s an exclusive all-girls high school that was notorious for being very selective with their students. Naturally, she wanted to get in super badly.

Probably because she thought she was smart enough but also because her parents expected her to.  Four girls in our class (including me) took an extensive entrance exam, and it turned out that we all got in except her!

She lost it. She sulked in class and cried when our teacher made an announcement to congratulate us. 

The next story will make you treat everyone around you with kindness.

Med School

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A friend of mine from college whose parents were rich enough to have a multimillion-dollar home in America and in Europe used to crap on me for saying I was happy to go to whatever medical school I could get into.

I ended up getting into my state school, and she responded by saying that she could get into that school in a second because her mom has connections in the admissions department.

All through college, she had this attitude with me about how even though I was doing better than her in classes, I was going to go to whatever school would take me, and she was going to go to her dream school because that’s just how the world works.

I checked up on her on Facebook this year, and… she’s not exactly at her dream school. It turns out she is at her state medical school, which is actually significantly lower ranked than the one she was making fun of me for attending.

I don’t want to say I was hoping she wouldn’t get in anywhere because that’s a little harsh, but I was happy to see her get put in her place a little bit.

The girl in the next story was taught a valuable lesson at a young age.

The Brat

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Me. My family’s financial situation was weird, so there was a time we were really doing extremely well. We had nannies and drivers, but at the same time, I was sheltered by my fam, so I had zero social cues and tact.

I was a mix of a spoiled brat plus having no clue I was acting like one. I also was very rude and didn’t say thank you or please. Not because I didn’t want to, I was just stupidly lazy to say them.

I have a cousin who is less privileged than me. She didn’t like how spoiled I was. We had a fight where I left her out on a playdate.

My stupid response was I’ll buy her chocolate milk. She snapped at me publicly about how I would never have friends if I think I could just buy people off.

Those words stuck with me. In a cruel twist of fate, I went to a private school with classmates who are millionaires or trust fund babies, 20x richer than I am.

Because I was less rich than them and fell into some financial hardships, I got bullied a lot for it.

The next story is about not taking anything for granted.

The Downgrade

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My friend in high school had two parents with pretty good jobs. She had a lot of name-brand clothes, bags, etc. She got a big solo trip abroad once a year.

Her dad would buy the plane ticket, and her mom would upgrade her to business class. I once invited her to come on a family vacation with me to Disney World.

Note that this is a huge deal because we live so far away it takes 20-plus hours and multiple airplanes to get there. She said, “No thanks, it’s really far away, and I can’t spend that long in economy class.” Last time I invited her anywhere.

She was all set to go to a really prestigious, expensive university in Switzerland, too, paid for by both her parents. Then her mom died.

Her newly single-income household wasn’t poor by any means, but all the little luxuries just weren’t there anymore. She still gets her big trip abroad (barely), but it’s only ever economy class now.

She didn’t get to a Swiss university because her dad couldn’t pay for it on his own.

The guy in the next story just needs to stay off the roads if he knew what was good for him.

Stay In Your Lane

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I recently had a kid I suspect was trying to commit insurance fraud call the police on me. There are “protected bike lanes” on the campus my partner lives on, and they are full-size lanes and are to be treated as regular motor vehicle lanes.

He was traveling against traffic on a boosted board. He was supposed to stop at an intersection and yield to me as the first to arrive.

I started my turn from a complete stop as he suddenly flew into the intersection, got all the way past my car without an issue, and then threw himself on the ground.

He jumped up and cussed me out, yelling about how I “busted his watch,” pulling some expensive watch out of his POCKET. To shorten the story, the police came and reprimanded him for being in the wrong lane and going out of turn, then apologized to me for wasting my time.

The kid in the next story needs to be grounded for life.

Call Security

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I had a snobby pre-teen come up to me once at a shopping center and tell me to give him my hoodie (a nice wool knit I got for Christmas).

Obviously, I said no and started to walk off. Then he offered me money. Still, I said no, and he started getting aggressive. I told him to leave me alone.

He comes back to me with his mom, who said she was calling security for “harassing her child.” I said sure, do it. He was really smug and told me I was screwed.

It was kinda surreal to see someone like this IRL.

Security had the obvious response. I told the kiddo and his mom to leave me alone. Mom argued about how the “staff” shouldn’t act this way and how I should be fired for not directing her child to where to get my hoodie.

The security guard told her to think hard about whether I worked there or not. She started poking him in the chest and demanding to speak to his superior. He had to lead them out of the mall.

The next story proves that there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned public humiliation by your parents to set you straight.

Public Shame

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I had a kid in my senior class of high school who was an absolutely terrible person. His dad owned a construction company, and they had contracts with our city, so they did very well for themselves.

He was always talking down to anyone he wanted, but also he got his butt kicked a few times because of it. Well, he never did schoolwork, was always getting kicked out of class for being a 

disturbance, etc.

His dad one day came to the school, walked into his classroom, and berated the crap out of him because the counselor told him that he had absolutely no way of graduating and needed to enroll in a secondary school.

He took his car keys, his phone, and all the allowance he had given him minus money for the bus. He left school a couple of weeks later, and I believe he moved.

In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.