17 Hobbies That People Say Are For Reserved For The Wealthy
"If you're riding horses in competitions, you're likely wealthy."
And there were so many interesting responses! Here are some of the top-voted answers:
"Years ago, I worked for Wrigley (the gum company) when it was still owned by the Wrigley family, and William Wrigley Jr. was the CEO. My second day, I ran into Mr. Wrigley in the elevator but didn’t know who he was. During our small talk, it came out that I trained in Brazilian jujitsu, and I ended up asking him what sports he played. His response? 'Oh, I play a little pickup polo from time to time.' I can’t even imagine how the hell a pickup game of polo might materialize. I can’t imagine a dozen or so billionaires, each out riding their favorite polo horse, just happening to run into one another at the park."
2. "Fine art collecting. It takes serious money to even consider going down that path. Also a certain type of education."
6. "Being in the upper levels of competitive gymnastics. My daughter is only 6, and it already costs us $350 a month (plus another $1,000 a year for travel and $450 a year for leotards, a jacket, pants, and a bag). If she sticks to it into her middle and high school years and keeps excelling, we are looking at $1,000-plus a month for gym fees and booster club, plus travel fees and uniforms (so probably closer to $1,500-plus per month when you factor that stuff in)."
"We are upper middle class and right now can afford it, but I’m not so sure about when she gets older, especially once our other kid gets into sports too. You definitely have to have some money to afford it. It’s like paying for college."
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Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.