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37 Things Everyone's Rich Friend Had Growing Up

Aka a list of stuff you deep-down wished you had.

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1. This big-ass projection TV that weighed 800 pounds.

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Sure, it had shitty resolution and took up more floor space than a love seat, but that didn't matter! In the '90s your self-worth was determined by how gigantic (in size and weight) your television was!

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5. An in-ground pool with a diving board.

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Above-ground pool? Yeah no. Your rich friend had an in-ground pool and that was the only place you wanted to be in the summer. They probably had noodles and elaborate pool floats too.

8. A big-ass house thing.

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These were those GIANT doll houses were that were not only 3/4 your size, but also made you think, My god, where do they sell this?! 'Cause I've never even seen or imagined something like this in my entire life!

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11. A WORKING air hockey table.

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Some people had air hockey tables, but they were dusty and janky — we're talking air hockey tables with actual working air and that plasticky smell.

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14. Twelve-packs of Snapples in glass containers.

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There was a time Snapple was just a tad bit bougie. First off, it came in glass bottles; second, you couldn't get a case just anywhere; third, it was hella pricey for a case of it! I guess all those facts under the cap came at a cost?!

15. Digital cable.

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Back in the day, people didn't have all of the channels. If your friend had digital cable then you would literally go over to their house to watch "digital cable" (even though it was basically the same thing as regular cable minus the PREMIUM movie channels).

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20. A hot tub.

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Hot tubs are kind of gross if you think about it (you're literally stewing around in your own filth), but they're also kind of awesome. If your friend's parents actually let you go in their hot tub then that shit was good fun for about five minutes.

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22. Matching pajama holiday pictures.

How come the kids that grew up rich always had those matching pajama family holiday pictures

These pictures screamed "LOOK, WE HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GO TO OLAN MILLS FOR A PHOTO SHOOT IN OUR DAMN PAJAMAS!"

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31. Extensive collections of Game Boy accessories.

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They could always play in the dark.

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34. A MASSIVE VHS collection.

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Every kid probably owned a good amount of movies, that they would watch over and over, but, of course, there was that one rich friend whose house looked like fucking Blockbuster Video! Literally every night was a "Blockbuster Night" for them.

35. A collection of American Girl dolls.

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OK, having one doll and few accessories is one thing, but having a huge collection of dolls with all the outfits, accessories, books, and furniture was quite a whole other level.