Wow, both comments are fascinating especially taken together. Yesterday I finished a book about the history of Reddit and part of the story is one of the cofounders, Alexis Ohanian, marries Serena Williams, the tennis star. It seems to me both of them grew up middle class and now they are both wealthy and famous.
I was wondering what it was like to make a class change like that when the book got to the part about the wedding. Serena had 3 different wardrobe changes and they described each one with descriptors like "the embroidery took 1500 hours to complete on the second dress she wore."
I've never fully appreciated the need for elaborate presentation, which I guess means I will always be middle class regardless of income.