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People who are rich

billionaire

noun

someone who has more than a billion pounds or dollars

Brahmin

noun

in parts of the Eastern US, a rich and socially important person

brat pack

noun

a group of young people who are very rich and famous, for example film actors

burgher

noun

someone who lives in a town or city, especially someone who is rich and well respected

champagne socialist

noun

someone with left-wing political opinions who is very rich. This word is often used to show that you dislike people like this.

dowager

noun

an impressive older woman, especially one who is rich

fat cat

noun

a very rich and powerful person, usually in business or politics

gentleman farmer

noun

a rich man who has a farm on his land but who does not need it for his main income

the glitterati

noun

people who are rich, famous, and attractive

the haves

noun

the people in a society who have a lot of money and property

the jet set

noun

rich people who travel to a lot of different parts of the world and have exciting lives

millionaire

noun

someone who has more than a million pounds or dollars

millionairess

noun

a woman who has more than a million pounds or dollars

moneybags

noun

a rich person

multimillionaire

noun

someone who has money or property worth many millions of pounds, dollars etc

nabob

noun

in the past, a European who made a lot of money in India and then returned to Europe

new money

noun

people who have recently become rich

nob

noun

a rich person with a high social position

nouveau riche

noun

people who have recently become rich, especially people who buy expensive things to impress other people

old money

noun

rich families who have been rich for several generations, especially families who also have a high social status

parvenu

noun

someone from a low social class who has become rich or important but is not accepted as an equal by other rich or important people

playboy

noun

a man who is rich and spends his time enjoying himself instead of working

plutocracy

noun

a group of rich people who govern a country

plutocrat

noun

someone who is powerful because they are rich

the rich

adjective

people who have a lot of money, property, or valuable possessions

trustafarian

noun

a young person from a rich family who is temporarily living in bad conditions or in a poor area, especially in order to gain respect or to be fashionable

tycoon

noun

a rich and powerful person who is involved in business or industry

Valley girl

noun

a girl from California whose family is rich and who is interested only in fashion and other things that are not very important

the wealthy

adjective

people who are wealthy

a gentleman/lady of leisure

someone who does not have to work to earn money and can spend their time doing whatever they want

a man/woman/person of substance

someone with a large amount of money or property

the (privileged) few

a small set of people who have more money, opportunities, or advantages than other people

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