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People Share Stories Of Rich Kids Who Got Taken Down A Peg

You might’ve known someone just like the people on these lists. Rich, spoiled, arrogant, and having a “don’t care” attitude you wish you could do something about.

Well, these people have. They share their stories about dishing out some well-deserved karma to the spoiled brats of the world. The ones that think it’s okay to speak to people a certain way. The lazy, entitled ones who haven’t done a day of work in their lives because they live off of their trust funds.

These stories will make you just a little bit angry, but in the end, you’ll be happy that they got their just desserts.

No Such Luck

I grew up with rich kids and still keep in touch with a few of them. One guy’s father owned the most prestigious law firm in town.

He said his life changed the moment he called his father from jail. It was the second time it had happened. His father said, “Well, sorry to hear you got arrested. Good luck”. Then hung up.

He said getting locked back into his cell was the singular moment that completely turned his life around.

Well, this guy thought he had his daddy to bail him out every time he made an oopsie. The rich kid in the next story was no match for his quick-thinking parents.

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No Grades, No Ride

I knew this rich kid from high school that went off to college and partied every single night. His parents found out that he was failing basically all of his classes. 

So they secretly drove up early one Saturday morning with the spare set of keys to the car they had bought him and just drove off with the car.

He got what he deserved. The high-flier in the next story will come crashing down to eat some humble pie.

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No More Allowance

A somewhat distant relative spent all of his university years and twenties partying hard with the 100-120K allowance his rich company-owning father gave him each year.

He’d travel the world each year, going to Bali, Thailand, Europe, and every year Oktoberfest, just rampaging.

At 32 or so, he decided to settle in an upscale ski resort area of the US and open a business with his hot gold digger fiancée.

When he went to transfer his money to his US bank account, he noticed it only came to a few thousand dollars. He angrily asked the bank worker why she hadn’t transferred the entire amount, only to be told that that was the entire amount.

His father had cut him off without saying anything, and he just hadn’t noticed.

Cut down to size. The police had their work cut out for them to arrest the creep in the next story.

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To Catch A Creep

A rich guy in our college dorm thought he was untouchable because his dad was some NFL player from the 90s and had not blown all his money yet!

He would get freshman girls to do humiliating things, film them, and then show all his buddies the next day or so. Well, one buddy was not as close as he thought and went to the RA who then went to campus police and then real police (some of those girls were underage.)

It was a fun night watching the parking lot fill up with the bored cops on duty that night and haul him out of the dorms while they went and gathered his evidence!

The guy in the next story will have you wondering how certain people cope with day-to-day activities.

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I had a roommate in my freshman year of college that came from an incredibly rich oil family from the Middle East. I remember him having the hardest time adjusting to not having someone else prepare him food.

I remember waking up one morning and going to the kitchen and seeing him try to eat eggs and toast he had just prepared himself.

He asked me how I normally prepare fried eggs because his tasted really crunchy. Turns out he had just cracked the egg whole into the pan and prepared it, shell and all.

I couldn’t stop laughing but felt really bad for the dude.

The next story proves that you can’t have mommy and daddy buy their way into everything.

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No Admittance

Administration and faculty at a university refused a substantial offer of endowment money from a couple that wanted their son enrolled as an art major.

Their son couldn’t meet the minimum scholastic entrance requirements, and he had little aptitude for art. Still, with their millions, he thought money would buy his way to an “easy degree” as an art major.

He was dumbfounded to receive a notice of non-admittance.

The guy in the next story thought his gramps was going to help him pass high school.

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Too Cool For School

I knew a guy in high school who bragged that he didn’t have to pay attention in school because his grandfather was a Vice President of the corporation that supplied the cardboard for cereal boxes for General Mills.

Real gravy train, ya know.

Last I checked (since deleted Facebook), he was still working at Best Buy five years after high school, the same job he had in high school.

The next guy threw his toys out of the crib because he couldn’t have access to his beloved credit cards.

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Entitlement Tantrum

My best moment was when I got hired by a pair of Woodside, CA parents to transition their horrible 18-year-old into the realities of “real life”, something that evaded both of them.

My first action was to take away his platinum, limitless credit cards. He threw a tantrum that lasted several days. “Where am I going to get money?

“Get a job,” I said. “My parents will fire you.” They didn’t. When he realized that boundaries and budgets had been set in stone and that he not only had to pay the bills and the rent but taxes, too, he headed straight to college to wait out the next four years.

He is still a little jerk, but at least he has a job and an education now.

The next story is about an entitled liar who has a penchant for spending money that isn’t his.

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The Liar

One of my college roommates told his parents the trip we were planning (that they were paying for) was $400 more expensive than it was, so he could buy a really nice set of headphones for himself.

In addition, they basically paid for everything he wanted – he had their credit card and ordered food on it at least once daily. He also would make $50 purchases off the card pretty regularly.

Long story short, they found out he lied about the cost of the trip. For whatever reason, they still paid and let him go, but after the trip, he could not use their card anymore.

This dude acted like he lived the hardest life of all time afterward but eventually sucked it up. He actually acts way less entitled now. It ended up having a lasting positive effect on him (even though he wouldn’t admit it).

The kid in the next story needed more driving lessons before getting that flashy new car.

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Fast And Furious

Back in high school, this kid got a brand new Chevy Camaro. I had an old 80’s Pontiac Phoenix that had the straight six. It was by far not a racing car, but this tool was just looking to brag at what he got compared to the busted cars we got.

About two days later, while we were waiting at a stop light, this idiot tries to race us as I was in my car and I pull up with my friends.

He starts by revving it really loud and tries to do a burnout. Mind you, the light was red, and the roads were not wet.

So he managed to get a tiny burnout going, some smoke and whatnot. When his tires did catch traction, he went barreling into the intersection and smashed the car of the wife of one of the VERY FEW cops in my small city.

Needless to say, that didn’t work out for him very well.

The girl and her friends in the next story will surely want to make sure what happened to them in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

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It’s Not What Is Supposed To Happen In Vegas

While working in a casino here in Las Vegas, a herd of girls came to my window, & one proceeded to tell me about her great birthday party itinerary that her dad had paid for.

For her 18th birthday. With no adults in the party. Just a bunch of teenage girls out in Vegas.

Where none of them could do anything because none of them were 21. I couldn’t even check them into their reservation. 

They start yelling & screaming at me. I calmly call security – and security tells them they can either “go play in the arcade” or leave & try to find a hotel off the Strip that will take them in w/out being 21.

The anger turns to tears. The security guard is unmoved.

How embarrassing. The girl in the next story surely needs a reality check before she goes out to get coffee.

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Living In A Dream World

I was at a Starbucks, and the girl in front of me apparently thought people gave her parents free drinks and such for her all these years.

The cashier told her the total, and she said, “Wait, I don’t get it for free?” She never realized her parents swiping their cards all those years were paying for her things, I guess.

The spoiled brat in the next story will prove that being rich just isn’t enough these days.

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Everything Is Not Enough

When I was a teenager, my sister and I saw through our windows that there were two guys getting into her car. We ran downstairs as fast as possible and caught them in the act of stealing it.

One managed to run away, but the other one froze and didn’t run away. He couldn’t have been much older than me.

My sister called the cops, and the kid kept looking at us and trying to find a way to escape. My sister said, “Run if you want. My brother will catch you.”

The cops came, and so did his parents. His mom drove an amazing car, and the lady looked furious and sad. She was dressed really nicely and looked like she was pretty successful.

As soon as she got out, she began yelling, “Why?! We give you everything! You have everything! Why would you try and steal?! Don’t we give you enough?!”

The kid just seemed to shrink and get smaller. I hope he turned his life around and began to be around better people.

The guy in the next story thought he could do whatever he wanted and not face the consequences of his actions.

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Cashing Checks

During my freshman year of college, the guy across the hall from me is a spoiled rich kid from a big southern city. Old money, clearly. A couple of weeks into the second semester, he and a buddy found a checkbook on the sidewalk.

He stupidly decided to write themselves a check and cash it in the bank that the account is in. The teller immediately called the cops, and they both got arrested.

We talked the night he got arrested, and he laughed and said his dad would “take care of it” and everything would be fine. That weekend we met his dad as they moved everything out of the dorms since he got expelled.

I guess daddy didn’t take care of it.

The poor little rich girl in the next story thought everyone owned a horse.

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The Wake-Up Call

I went to a very rich, predominantly white Catholic high school. One moment I remember was the wind absolutely being taken out of a girl’s sails when I explained to her why our school dominated the area’s skiing, golf, and equestrian competitions but never anything else.

For a lot of kids in that school, the moment they learned they were rich was the moment they learned that most girls don’t have their own horses growing up.

Another kid who needs a reality check is in the next story.

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Tow Away

A local rich kid had his SUV parked in a no-parking area at a club. A tow truck shows up to tow it away, and the kid goes ballistic, “do you know who my dad is” etc, to the driver. 

After a minute or two of this, the passenger gets out of the tow truck and is a 250 lb powerlifter. The biker “politely” tells him it doesn’t matter who he thinks his family is, and the SUV is towed away.

The rich girl in the next story just couldn’t understand why some of us have to count our pennies.


Do The Math

I knew one girl who apparently couldn’t fathom how people live on a budget.

We used to hang out a lot at her insistence, but she liked to eat at expensive places, whereas I’d have no issue having my meals somewhere cheaper.

However, she kept pouting and insisting I stay. I said I couldn’t unless she wanted to spot me. She didn’t.

I then walked her through the math and showed her that the cost of my meals with her every day totaled my entire wage for the month.

She didn’t stop pouting, but from then on, I could eat by myself in peace.

The entitled guy in the next story got taught a lesson he wouldn’t soon forget.

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Grand Theft Auto

A guy from my robotics group had his entire life handed to him. His dad was stupidly rich because he bought shares in an oil field that turned out to have 40x the expected yield (making his $100,000 investment become around 3 million) then he dumped that into real estate rentals.

He decided it would be fun to go on a school trip in Philly and act like a rich jerk to everybody. Soon after, his $90k SUV got stolen.

The best part? He didn’t have insurance on it yet because he “can just buy the other person’s car if there’s an accident.”

His dad flipped out over it and cut his allowance to $200 a month, and forced him to drive a beater till he saved up his own money.

The next story proves that you actually have to put in the work to finish university.


No Pain, No Gain

One of my college roommates was very rich growing up. I didn’t realize just how rich until I had to explain to her what a coupon was in very extensive detail.

On multiple occasions, she bragged that she wasn’t even interested in her major (philosophy) or college in general, but she was at uni because her parents required her to get a degree, any degree, in order to get access to her trust fund.

I don’t remember ever seeing her go to class, and she eventually got expelled sophomore year over academic dishonesty. I guess this was the last straw for her parents because they cut her off pretty soon after that.

This actually served as a wake-up call. She somehow managed to get a public health degree at a different school in spite of the academic dishonesty listed on her transcript.

She’s doing pretty well for herself these days. We’ve kept in touch, and last we talked, she was considering grad school.

The guy in the next story learned the hard way that college was not a year-long party.

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The College Nightmare

This rich scummy injury lawyer’s kid was in my class in high school. He goes to college (a mid-size school in the Midwest) and gets plastered (his parents bought him and his friends’ booze since freshman year, so nothing new), and RA says he has to write him up for drinking in the dorms.

He punches two RAs, then gets cops called on him and knocks a cop’s tooth out. Long story short, his parents have to drive back 6-7 hours after one day to get him, and he’s not even allowed to leave the state until his hearing.

Last I heard, he was working at a fast food establishment.

The rich kid in the next story learned that you can’t get everything you want just handed to you on a silver platter.

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The Cowboy

This local business owner put his son through college and more. When the kid graduated with multiple degrees, the dad decides to retire and turn over the business to his son.

Son brings college cronies on board, has management all wear white cowboy hats and drive white pickups, and begins revamping the business. Dad comes out of retirement pronto and gets rid of his son and cronies.

Years later, bankrolls son’s run for state rep. The son lost. Dad dies and leaves the business to his daughter.

The next kid would learn a good lesson in being thankful for what you have.

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I knew a rich kid whose parents bought him a car, and he treated it like absolute garbage. Purposely driving it really hard and generally abusing it, confident in the notion that his parents would buy him the one he wanted after he destroyed the one they got him.

Well, they didn’t buy him another one, ever. He rode the city bus and bummed rides off of friends after that. He was the most entitled person I’d ever met. If he was over at your house, he would just help himself to whatever was in the fridge like it was some sort of paid buffet.

Sometimes it’s just better to tell the truth, as this guy would learn in the next story.

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Not Admitting Guilt

I saw a college guy with a ridiculously expensive car (can’t remember the model) rear-end this woman who drove an absolute beater. Her car was definitely totaled, and his car wasn’t looking that hot, either.

He got out and started screaming at this woman. She was in tears. He kept telling her that she was going to pay for this.

When the cops came, I saw each of them give their statements. After that, me and ten people came forward and gave our witness statements.

It sounded like each and every one of us put complete fault on him (which was the truth). When the cops went back to him, I saw his face just sink.

He probably told them it was her fault and just found out that two handfuls of people just confirmed that he’s full of lies.

I’ve never seen that many witnesses stick around for a simple traffic accident. I think the other people felt the same way I did: that kid was a jerk and should be punished for what he did.

The rich girl in the next story will learn that being mean doesn’t always get you what you want.

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The Mean Girl

I attended a very small middle school where most of the students were rich. There was one girl in particular who was dropped off every morning in her parents’ luxury cars and was the first to have the latest designer handbags (we were so jealous, lol).

She would always scrunch her nose when other classmates brought lunches that weren’t pasta salads or sandwiches. 

She was always chosen first for sports games and made those chosen last feel terrible, and she would hand out invites to her exclusive birthday parties to just her friends in front of the entire class.

Anyway, in the area we lived, there’s an exclusive all-girls high school that was notorious for being very selective with their students. Naturally, she wanted to get in super badly.

Probably because she thought she was smart enough but also because her parents expected her to.  Four girls in our class (including me) took an extensive entrance exam, and it turned out that we all got in except her!

She lost it. She sulked in class and cried when our teacher made an announcement to congratulate us. 

The next story will make you treat everyone around you with kindness.

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Med School

A friend of mine from college whose parents were rich enough to have a multimillion-dollar home in America and in Europe used to crap on me for saying I was happy to go to whatever medical school I could get into.

I ended up getting into my state school, and she responded by saying that she could get into that school in a second because her mom has connections in the admissions department.

All through college, she had this attitude with me about how even though I was doing better than her in classes, I was going to go to whatever school would take me, and she was going to go to her dream school because that’s just how the world works.

I checked up on her on Facebook this year, and… she’s not exactly at her dream school. It turns out she is at her state medical school, which is actually significantly lower ranked than the one she was making fun of me for attending.

I don’t want to say I was hoping she wouldn’t get in anywhere because that’s a little harsh, but I was happy to see her get put in her place a little bit.

The girl in the next story was taught a valuable lesson at a young age.

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The Brat

Me. My family’s financial situation was weird, so there was a time we were really doing extremely well. We had nannies and drivers, but at the same time, I was sheltered by my fam, so I had zero social cues and tact.

I was a mix of a spoiled brat plus having no clue I was acting like one. I also was very rude and didn’t say thank you or please. Not because I didn’t want to, I was just stupidly lazy to say them.

I have a cousin who is less privileged than me. She didn’t like how spoiled I was. We had a fight where I left her out on a playdate.

My stupid response was I’ll buy her chocolate milk. She snapped at me publicly about how I would never have friends if I think I could just buy people off.

Those words stuck with me. In a cruel twist of fate, I went to a private school with classmates who are millionaires or trust fund babies, 20x richer than I am.

Because I was less rich than them and fell into some financial hardships, I got bullied a lot for it.

The next story is about not taking anything for granted.

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The Downgrade

My friend in high school had two parents with pretty good jobs. She had a lot of name-brand clothes, bags, etc. She got a big solo trip abroad once a year.

Her dad would buy the plane ticket, and her mom would upgrade her to business class. I once invited her to come on a family vacation with me to Disney World.

Note that this is a huge deal because we live so far away it takes 20-plus hours and multiple airplanes to get there. She said, “No thanks, it’s really far away, and I can’t spend that long in economy class.” Last time I invited her anywhere.

She was all set to go to a really prestigious, expensive university in Switzerland, too, paid for by both her parents. Then her mom died.

Her newly single-income household wasn’t poor by any means, but all the little luxuries just weren’t there anymore. She still gets her big trip abroad (barely), but it’s only ever economy class now.

She didn’t get to a Swiss university because her dad couldn’t pay for it on his own.

The guy in the next story just needs to stay off the roads if he knew what was good for him.

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Stay In Your Lane

I recently had a kid I suspect was trying to commit insurance fraud call the police on me. There are “protected bike lanes” on the campus my partner lives on, and they are full-size lanes and are to be treated as regular motor vehicle lanes.

He was traveling against traffic on a boosted board. He was supposed to stop at an intersection and yield to me as the first to arrive.

I started my turn from a complete stop as he suddenly flew into the intersection, got all the way past my car without an issue, and then threw himself on the ground.

He jumped up and cussed me out, yelling about how I “busted his watch,” pulling some expensive watch out of his POCKET. To shorten the story, the police came and reprimanded him for being in the wrong lane and going out of turn, then apologized to me for wasting my time.

The kid in the next story needs to be grounded for life.

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Call Security

I had a snobby pre-teen come up to me once at a shopping center and tell me to give him my hoodie (a nice wool knit I got for Christmas).

Obviously, I said no and started to walk off. Then he offered me money. Still, I said no, and he started getting aggressive. I told him to leave me alone.

He comes back to me with his mom, who said she was calling security for “harassing her child.” I said sure, do it. He was really smug and told me I was screwed.

It was kinda surreal to see someone like this IRL.

Security had the obvious response. I told the kiddo and his mom to leave me alone. Mom argued about how the “staff” shouldn’t act this way and how I should be fired for not directing her child to where to get my hoodie.

The security guard told her to think hard about whether I worked there or not. She started poking him in the chest and demanding to speak to his superior. He had to lead them out of the mall.

The next story proves that there’s nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned public humiliation by your parents to set you straight.

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Public Shame

I had a kid in my senior class of high school who was an absolutely terrible person. His dad owned a construction company, and they had contracts with our city, so they did very well for themselves.

He was always talking down to anyone he wanted, but also he got his butt kicked a few times because of it. Well, he never did schoolwork, was always getting kicked out of class for being a disturbance, etc.

His dad one day came to the school, walked into his classroom, and berated the crap out of him because the counselor told him that he had absolutely no way of graduating and needed to enroll in a secondary school.

He took his car keys, his phone, and all the allowance he had given him minus money for the bus. He left school a couple of weeks later, and I believe he moved.

In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.


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