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Rich or Wealthy: Which One Do You Want To Be?

There isn’t anyone in the world who doesn’t want a lot of money. However, not a lot of people know that there is actually a fine line between being rich and wealthy. It can be a little confusing especially if you’re neither of the two. So do you want to be rich or wealthy? Let’s break it down, shall we?


There are actually a lot of rich people in the world. Celebrities, like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio who earns almost a hundred million a year, athletes who earn multi-millions for every game like Lebron James, Serena Williams, Floyd Mayweather Jr. These are the best examples of people who are extremely rich since you would often see them wear fancy clothing, drive expensive cars, live in an exclusive neighborhood, and an incredibly luxurious house. However, these people still go to work just so they could afford such a living. Once they stop working, it will go away.


By setting some examples who rich people are, you might now have an idea who are some well-known wealthy people in the world. From Bill Gates, to the queen of talk, Oprah. These people used to be rich as well since they worked so hard to get where they are now, but the only difference is, both of them doesn’t need to get up and work so hard to gain money, their people will do that for them. They do have expensive cars, designer clothes, and luxurious mansions in different places, however, they don’t really care. Well, maybe they do, for a tiny bit.


There is definitely nothing wrong with being rich, that is like what everyone else’s goal, but turns out, being wealthy is way better. A rich person can be rich now but there is a chance that he or she won’t be in the next couple of years, but a wealthy person will always be wealthy. People who are rich can have money in a lot of ways, like for instance, they won the lottery, they may have inherited a huge amount of money, they may have earned it for quite a few years for having a business, or of course, they could be famous like celebrities and sports icons.

However, doesn’t this also describes what a wealthy person is like? What exactly are the differences between being rich and being wealthy?

[su_quote cite=”Dale A. Dobo” class=”cust-pagination”]“The difference between being wealthy and rich is that one has the world at the tip of the finger and the other holds the world in the palm of a hand.” [/su_quote]

• It is a fact that a wealthy people will always be wealthy simply because they have sustainable wealth. Try checking out some of the wealthiest families in history, like the CarnegiesHiltonsCampbells, and the Rockefellers, even the Trumps. They are not just rich, because their wealth has been passed down to multiple generations, and it will continue to do so. Why is that so? What makes them different from celebrities and professional athletes who earn multi-million a year?

The answer is very simple, it all comes down to knowledge when it comes to life and money. Wealthy people know exactly everything there is about making money and at the same time, make that money grow like a tree so that it could bloom and bear a fruit that is money as well. Once you know all about it, you can build sustainable wealth since the money will never stop coming. It’s all about how your mind works because wisdom must always be valued more than money. It is something that no amount of money can buy. That is why when you’re already wealthy, you no longer have to work for others, instead, you hire people to work for you.

• Rich people work to actually make money, celebrities work for the production company, same goes for professional athletes who need to work for their team or for the sponsors. They may have such a luxurious lifestyle since they earn millions, but at the end of the day, they still have to work their behinds off just so they could earn money. They also have to pay taxes, so they may also be spending more than they’re earning. These people cannot stop working because if they do, their children wouldn’t be able to have the same lifestyle they have now in the next ten years.

It is why it is not right to judge someone by their career or status. Bill Gates’ father is a farmer, he wasn’t wealthy from the beginning. He desired not just to be rich, but to actually gain wisdom that changed the world. Do you know any other differences between being rich and being healthy? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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