There is a lot of talk about rich people, nowadays. About the sinister Koch brothers financing the “war on climate change science” or about Warren Buffett and Bill Gates promising to donate most of their fortunes to charity, so I have decided to chip in my two cents worth.
Looking back, I’ve known quite a few rich people over the years. While I’ve never known anyone as rich as Warren Buffett or Bill Gates, I have known the grandchildren of people who, once upon a time, were as rich as those two are today.
They say that there are two types of people in the world, people who think that there are two types of people in the world and those that don’t … I belong to the second grouping. Having said that, and recognizing that the wealthy come in all shapes and sizes, I’d like to generalize about certain archetypes I’ve come across.