Nouveau Riche

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Nouveau Riche

A person or class of person who acquired wealth themselves, or at least in recent family history. The term can have a slightly negative connotation because, stereotypically, nouveau riche do not abide by social norms usually associated with the upper class. However, in the late 20th century, the term became respectable because it became indicative of personal success.
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Still, even if Stanley and Danko's average millionaire is a virtuous, hardworking Joe and the moral superior of the irresponsible and undisciplined nouveaux riche stuck in the spend-cycle--and even if making money the slow and steady way brings fewer problems than hitting the lottery--does that mean that we should all want to be millionaires?
While private wealth management is a growth industry among India's 200,000 or so nouveaux riches, 800 million Indians live on less than $2 per day.
ve nouveaux riches -- who easily fall prey to sophisticated trickery.
Meanwhile the Prestbury glitterati are basically the area's nouveaux riches, making their money through sport or TV.
The overwhelming reaction seemed to be that they got what was coming to them' that, not before time, Roman Abramovich had been put in his place and Jose Mourinho taken down a peg or two by a proper football team as opposed to a bunch of nouveaux riches chancers.
Capturing the abundant splendor of natural settings and the encroaching mediocrity of the urban peripheries, the more or less comfortable cohabitation of tradition and technology, recurrent forms of sociability and isolation, the international dress codes of the nouveaux riches, the homeless, and the homeboys (here, two young Algerians waiting for a smuggler to take them from Greece to Italy), this subjective atlas of human geography opened up questions as wide as the panoramic milestones and as long as an imaginary highway of 14,000 miles.
Together they set out to cast angry young side-swipes at the nouveaux riches of society, whether in Vienna, or 'yuppy London and Barcelona.
In their quest for killers, Silva places before us the sterile lives of the nouveaux riches in the fashionable foothills north of Madrid, provincial politicians on the take, arrogant, tax-cheating land developers, paranoid public-relations directors of nuclear facilities, and East European girls caught up in the lucrative sex industry in and around Madrid.
But that restriction-aimed at preventing nouveaux riches riff-raff like bookmakers from winning the prize-was soon abandoned, and from the mid-1830s, when conspicuous stars like Glencoe and Touchstone (twice) graced the roll of honour, its importance was universally acknowledged.
You need an obsessive interest in the rise and fall of the Victorian and Edwardian nouveaux riches to enjoy fully this hook of long lists of names, classifying subjects by fortune, county, party, origin, club and yacht.
All three aristocracies were to a degree open to accession from nouveaux riches, but the English aristocracy was the most homogeneous as well as, during most of the century, the wealthiest.
GSTAAD--It seems ironic to be writing about the bureaucratic dictatorship of Europe from this bucolic Alpine village, once upon a time a true paradise on earth but now getting crowded from glitzy nouveaux riches, oil-rich towel-heads, and a few-thank God, only a very few--Russian oligarch crooks.