- Old Money
"Old Money" is a term that refers to the established
upper class. It is typically used to describe families who have been wealthy for several generations, as distinguished from the " nouveau riche" and " parvenus".
According to surveys conducted by
W. Lloyd Warner, the American upper classin the late 1930s was divided into two groups: lower-upper and upper-upper. The lower-upper class included those with "new money", or money made from investments, business ventures, and so forth. The upper-upper class included aristocratic and "high-society" families with "old money" who had been rich for generations. These extremely wealthy people lived off the income from their inherited riches. The upper-upper class was seen as more prestigious than the lower-upper class.
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