3."I had a friend at university about 25 years ago who I'd assumed was from a similar background to my other friends and mine — middle class. The only thing that gave him away eventually was when I saw a letter he had written to his parents. In addressing the envelope, he had only needed to put the name of his house and the county it was in. No other details required. Turned out, his parents basically owned most of that county, and he was a viscount."
6."Working at a luxury resort, one thing I’ve noticed is that the people who want to give the air of being very wealthy will have lots of designer patterns on their clothes and accessories, like Louis Vuitton print, but almost all of the truly ridiculously wealthy people will basically wear nondescript leisure wear and really plain-looking clothes (like plain jeans and tees with no logos)."
8."Not noticing you haven’t been paid in two months. I work with some people that pull in $20,000 or more a month. We had one come in mid-March and I said, 'I don’t think I’ve been paid since December.' Sure enough, two months didn’t pay out for some reason. He wasn’t even mad and just kind of mentioned it, like he was talking about the weather. If I miss a paycheck, I’d notice on payday."
10."Steve Jobs never had a license plate on his car. He’d always lease for five months and 29 days, because in California you have to get a license plate within six months. His assistant would drop off his lease and pick up a new one. I used to live in the Bay Area and saw him leave Apple and head straight into the carpool lane at full speed. He never cared about getting ticketed."
14."An expensive watch that isn’t a Rolex. Rolexes are how rich people, or not even rich but 'had-a-good-year' show off wealth to poor people. A truly wealthy person will have a Patek or AP Royal Oak or a Mueller, and not necessarily even a flashy one."