Words and expressions that describe the rich

About 15 years ago I became quite interested in the many words and expressions (in English) for rich people, for rich people’s money, and for money in general. I ended up with quite a list, which I will begin today, and will continue soon …

The almighty buck

At the top of the heap

Blood money

Born to privilege

Born with a silver spoon in h/er mouth

Country-club set

Embarrassment of riches

Fat cat

Filthy lucre

Filthy rich

Gold digger

Hobnob with the rich

How the other half lives

Independent means

Independently wealthy

The idle rich

Lady bountiful

Lady of leisure

Leisure class


To be continued ….