The 5 most ridiculous myths about the rich

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While rich people only represent a small portion of society, there’s no shortage of talk about them. You hear about what the rich are like in the news, on blogs, from your crazy doomsday prepper uncle, and so on.

There’s only one problem with these tidbits and facts: Many are completely wrong. Taken at face value, these myths give you an inaccurate idea of what it takes to be wealthy.

Let’s take a look at some common myths about people with a lot of money. And set the record straight.

1. They get rich off other people’s hard work

There’s a popular joke I’ve seen on Facebook. An employee compliments his boss’s luxury car. The boss replies, “If you work hard, I’ll be able to buy another one next year!”

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