Kevin Roose, who writes about Wall Street for the New York Times, recently spent a day as a billionaire, flying in private jets, conversing with his bodyguard, and frequenting exclusive social clubs and gyms. His light-hearted conclusion? It’s exhausting being super rich.
Back in 2008 Robert Frank, the author of Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich, raised real concerns about how today’s super-rich kids lead lives of complete isolation and privilege. “They simply don’t understand how money works.”