I find the essentric habits of the rich but not famous to be far more interesting.
My college had a lot of kids who came from wealthy but relatively anonymous families. I’ve also worked with a lot of people who by the time they have reached their 40s have amassed quite a small fortuneas successful lawyers, bankers, consultants, and whatnot.
First of all, it turns a lot of them into douches. Not that they mean to be jerks or anything for the most part. They just don’t seem to care about physical posessions (theirs or other people’s), they often don’t help out with stuff because they are used to someone else doing for them and they sort of take for granted stuff that most people get really stressed out about - tuition, grades, rent, fixing their trashed BMW, etc. And since most of the people they know tend to view them with a mix of resentment and envy, they can be a bit standoffish. So what you get is a person who seems very lazy, entitled and frustratingly casual about everything.
A lot of them aren’t really raised by their parents. They are raised by au pairs until they are old enough to go to boarding school during the school year and camp in the summer. Then they go off to college. During parents weekend at my college, one of the parents asked why the guys in the neighboring fraternity were running around with Jack-o-lanterns on their head in the middle of April. I’m like "those kids tend to come from money. Their parents weekend usually consists of a letter saying something like
Having a great time with your new Mom skiiing in Aspen. Here’s $5,000 to tide you over until we get back.
Hunter Douchington Sr.’"
Not surprisingly, a lot of them get into self destructive behavior. Drugs, booze and casual sex are pretty common. Other than maybe accidently overdosing, there usually aren’t any negative consequences for them. Think of the coked up lawyer or stockbroker stereotype.
A lot of them get into weird hobbies too. One of my bosses was studing to be a mixed martial artist or something. He would bring in his sensei to give motivational speeches that mostly consisted of films of him kicking ass. Another senior guy used to take race car lessons and shit on the weekend. One of the oddest had to be this lawyer client my Managing Director went to meet. The MD comes back and tells me this bizarre story about this winetasting club thing this guy made him get all dressed up in Renaissance faire garb for. Like WTF dude.