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Old 08-03-2017, 10:15 PM
 
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I think status and power would be DC. Love for money is everywhere. Obviously, when you have the largest population, you have the most people "loving" money. That love is certainly not exclusive to NYC or LA, though.
Agree. LA, NYC, DC, Seattle, and the Bay Area may have the largest number of wealthy people, but I wouldn't say these cities are full of people obsessed with money. I think that title goes more to a $30,000 millionaire city like Dallas.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I say all three of them are, but in different ways. New York people are obsessed with money and being rich. In LA. everybody wants to be rich and famous. In DC, there's rich people there, but most of them are obsessed with political power. In those cities, their careers, money and social status define them. And cities such as San Fran have that similar mindset but not as prevalent as in L.A. Those cities represent the go-getters, and in cities in the Midwest outside of Chicago to most people they represent the complacent.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:09 PM
 
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I say all three of them are, but in different ways. New York people are obsessed with money and being rich. In LA. everybody wants to be rich and famous. In DC, there's rich people there, but most of them are obsessed with political power. In those cities, their careers, money and social status define them. And cities such as San Fran have that similar mindset but not as prevalent as in L.A. Those cities represent the go-getters, and in cities in the Midwest outside of Chicago to most people they represent the complacent.
You mean, complacent, like Warren Buffett, I guess. Just because people live in the Midwest, doesn't mean they're complacent. I wonder if one realizes how very ignorant that type of thinking is.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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You mean, complacent, like Warren Buffett, I guess. Just because people live in the Midwest, doesn't mean they're complacent. I wonder if one realizes how very ignorant that type of thinking is.
Oh, I know that just because people live in the Midwest doesn't mean people in the region are complacent. I was referring how most people perceive both regions. I've read that on social media, "That NY, L.A., Boston, SF, Chicago are go-getters while people in Cleveland just settle and go with the status quo." But, there are middle class to upper middle class professionals in Cleveland and in the Midwest outside of Chicago, but they don't let their careers define like people in NY, L.A., Chicago or DC do. Warren Buffett gets a lot of respect despite the fact he lives in Omaha, and I'm sure he has summer homes in L.A. or Florida.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:59 AM
 
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All fricking three...., but DC is the worst!
It really is compared to NYC or LA. LA has "Silicon Beach" which really gives the tech scene in NYC a run for it's money.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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DC is power driven but not as much money driven. Politicians and government employees make good money but not like people in Finance or the Entertainment industries. Plus, their salaries are public knowledge. DC is rich because of a large upper middle income bracket but it's weak in number of millionaires.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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DC is power driven but not as much money driven. Politicians and government employees make good money but not like people in Finance or the Entertainment industries. Plus, their salaries are public knowledge. DC is rich because of a large upper middle income bracket but it's weak in number of millionaires.
Lol. Weak? In comparison to who? NY/LA yes... the others:

Population of Millionaires, 2015
01. New York MSA: 963,100
02. Los Angeles MSA: 364,200
03. Chicago MSA: 282,000
04. Washington D.C. MSA: 236,100
05. San Francisco/Oakland MSA: 221,600
06. Boston MSA: 162,000
07. Houston MSA: 149,700
08. Philadelphia MSA: 146,400
09. San Jose MSA: 136,400
10. Dallas/Fort Worth MSA: 126,100
11. Detroit MSA: 116,200
12. Seattle MSA: 98,500

Population of Millionaires (list with Bay Area merged), 2015
01. New York MSA: 963,100
02. Los Angeles MSA: 364,200
03. San Francisco Bay Area: 358,000
+ San Francisco/Oakland MSA: 221,600
+ San Jose MSA: 136,400
04. Chicago MSA: 282,000
05. Washington D.C. MSA: 236,100
06. Boston MSA: 162,000
07. Houston MSA: 149,700
08. Philadelphia MSA: 146,400
09. Dallas/Fort Worth MSA: 126,100
10. Detroit MSA: 116,200
11. Seattle MSA: 98,500

https://www.worldwealthreport.com/uswr
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:31 AM
 
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^ I thought we ranked lower. Guess not. Good Job DC.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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^ I thought we ranked lower. Guess not. Good Job DC.
All good though, we're used to being slept on.
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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I'm from NYC and there's no question that a lot of people are obsessed with money and fame here, but I don't really get the same is necessarily true for power. Unless you count fame and fortune as power
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