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I have a few wealthy friends and I've seen a thing or two that has made my eyes pop out of my head. Let's just say that the priorities of a wealthy person and a dude who has never broken six figures are entirely different. But that doesn't compare to working for the fabulously rich. A friend of mine was a nanny for a super rich family for several years and described the lavish trips she took with them (and how picky and out of touch they were, too).

People told us their own stories after Redditor NeighborhoodTrolley asked the online community,

"People who cater to the super rich: What things have you seen?"

"It is so wide..."

"My dad's client bought a whole block of houses to build theirs. It is so wide that they installed a moving walkway like the ones at airports."

alot806

"A friend did some work..."

"A friend did some work on Sylvester Stallone's home. Apparently, there's a ton of statues and art of himself, some of which are naked and very well endowed."

CaravelClarihew

Guess what, guys? It's not a joke! Those statues are weird.

Here you go: You're welcome.

"A friend from high school..."

"A friend from high school worked a few years as a deckhand on yachts in the Mediterranean and he said he once jumped in to get a customer's bag and got tipped €4000.

andysor

"The sister..."

"Was a boyfriend of a girl from an obscenely rich family. The sister used to have the nanny (who was sleeping with the husband, but that's another story) fly to Paris in their G550 to buy the newest Hermès bag so she could show it off a few days before it went on sale in the U.S."

fullthrottlejazz

I did know a rich girl who would do something similar: She would fly to Paris for Fashion Week to get cute new outfits before they ever ended up in the United States.

"This company..."

"I used to work for a company that modified aircraft for really rich people. I'm talking 747s, not Gulfstreams.

This company had made several aircraft for this one customer, who I was told had purchased a new one solely because his spiritual advisor had told him that one of his current planes was bad luck. He still let his wife use it for her personal travel.

To me, one of the most exquisite features of these planes wasn't the gold-plated everything, or rare wood veneers, it was the silk carpet. That stuff costs over $1,000 per square foot and feels like walking on a bed of angel feathers harvested in the most inhumane way possible. Granted, these guys don't deck out the whole plane, just their personal areas (the aft third is usually reserved for staff and such and is more like a fancy economy class), but yeah… silk carpet."

Prune_the_hedges

"A woman who owned..."

"A woman who owned a small private jet business told me one time someone paid them to fly their dog (by itself) to NY for about $45,000 for some training. No other passengers."

aticho

The service that dog received must have been stupendous... but that's also so wasteful, I just can't get over it!

"I became personal friends..."

"I became personal friends with my boss and his wife; super nice people. The wife turned out to be an heiress and would buy me whatever I mentioned, like in passing during a conversation. I learned gifts were how she was raised to show love.

I've trained myself to only talk about things I already own unless I find something useful she might like and suggest it for her."

Lazy@ssbummer

"One guy..."

"Have the money to support their eccentricity.

One guy I cook for wanted his house built so that his bedroom was right above the cow barn, with a retractable spot in the floor so he could fall asleep listening to (and smelling, I presume) the cows."

werlup

Smelling the cows?

Are we certain he ever smelled a cow? Because I've been on a farm and I have and it's a terrible smell.

0/10.

Would not recommend.

"I am an art student..."

"I am an art student working as a gardener. We work in one of the wealthiest areas in my country. Some customers are really eager to show me their collection of artworks that they have hanging on their walls once they find out that I study it.

I remember one time standing in a bathroom, with my dirty gardening clothes and there was a Picasso above the toilet."

useroftheinternet

"Once saw him..."

"I used to 'work' for an Arab billionaire's son, a Daddy's money guy, terrible garbage human being.

Once saw him spend $16 000 on a wallet, was a fancy one with little gold spikes on it and stuff. He had shoes with gold on them.

I remember one year for his birthday he received like 30+ cakes, big fancy cakes and he told us to leave them on the floor in the hallway outside his room.

We walked by those cakes every day for two weeks waiting for instruction, after the two weeks we were told to throw them away."

circleinsideacircle

Anyway... might as well ask: Any of you rich people out there looking for a poor friend?

Need a houseboy?

Or just someone whose bills you can pay?

I'm totes available.

Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us all about them in the comments below!

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