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23rd Jul '16 4:34:56 PM nombretomado
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** Scrooge [=McDuck=], in any incarnation. Aside for running his own company, he cannot live without undertaking a ridiculously difficult treasure hunt or a potentially fatal adventure at least twice a week, and nearly shows signs of depression if he's idle too long. The CarlBarks comic ''The Status Seeker'', later adapted into an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', had Scrooge deal with his rich peers looking down on him for not "acting rich."

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** Scrooge [=McDuck=], in any incarnation. Aside for running his own company, he cannot live without undertaking a ridiculously difficult treasure hunt or a potentially fatal adventure at least twice a week, and nearly shows signs of depression if he's idle too long. The CarlBarks Creator/CarlBarks comic ''The Status Seeker'', later adapted into an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', had Scrooge deal with his rich peers looking down on him for not "acting rich."
1st Jul '16 12:09:38 AM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'': This sums up Kudelia Aina Bernstein. Ever since she was a little girl, she's been interested in helping the lower classes of her poverty-stricken home of Mars. And while she's a bit naive in how the world works, one certainly cannot fault her for effort. This results in her becoming a symbol for the oppressed and a heroine of the common people, giving her a measure of political influence that she intends to use to correct the problems with her society.
26th Jun '16 3:38:09 AM EDP
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*** The fifth Mickey left home to run around America. Among other things he did: [[BeenThereShapedHistory fought in the Texan Revolution (and would have died at The Alamo had he not been sent away as a messenger right before Santa Ana showed up); worked as a pony express; worked as security for the Union Pacific]]; been a deputy sheriff (only to [OvershadowedByAwesome find out that his sheriff was much better once he got his glasses right]]); [[BeenThereShapedHistory helped marking the Chisholm Trail]], the latter to help his fiancee to sell her cattle. Then he finally retired... And at some point lost most of it, as when Mickey's father comes around he's not exactly loaded;

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*** The fifth Mickey left home to run around America. Among other things he did: [[BeenThereShapedHistory fought in the Texan Revolution (and would have died at The Alamo had he not been sent away as a messenger right before Santa Ana showed up); worked as a pony express; worked as security for the Union Pacific]]; been a deputy sheriff (only to [OvershadowedByAwesome [[OvershadowedByAwesome find out that his sheriff was much better once he got his glasses right]]); [[BeenThereShapedHistory helped marking the Chisholm Trail]], the latter to help his fiancee to sell her cattle. Then he finally retired... And at some point lost most of it, as when Mickey's father comes around he's not exactly loaded;
23rd Jun '16 12:01:27 AM Doug86
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*** Lord John Lamont Quackett. Second son of a British duke, he's filthy rich... And took part to WorldWarI as an AcePilot. He also moonlights as the title character to [[VigilanteMan punish the hypocrites of Duckburg]] while playing the part of a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob.

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*** Lord John Lamont Quackett. Second son of a British duke, he's filthy rich... And took part to WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI as an AcePilot. He also moonlights as the title character to [[VigilanteMan punish the hypocrites of Duckburg]] while playing the part of a RichIdiotWithNoDayJob.



** The entire Kennedy family (which Jackie married into) was brought up by Joseph Kennedy (UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's father) with the firm notion that [[ComesGreatResponsibility it was the duty of the rich]] to make the world a better place or in other words, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noblesse_oblige Noblesse oblige]]. Most members went into politics or charity work as a result, and during WorldWar2 Robert, John and Joseph Jr. served in the Navy (Ted Kennedy was too young).

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** The entire Kennedy family (which Jackie married into) was brought up by Joseph Kennedy (UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy's father) with the firm notion that [[ComesGreatResponsibility it was the duty of the rich]] to make the world a better place or in other words, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noblesse_oblige Noblesse oblige]]. Most members went into politics or charity work as a result, and during WorldWar2 UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Robert, John and Joseph Jr. served in the Navy (Ted Kennedy was too young).
20th Jun '16 5:18:34 PM missmoon
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* Creator/AndersonCooper, who was born into ''obscene'' wealth and privilege: his mother is Gloria Vanderbilt, which besides making him part of the venerable Vanderbilt clan (i.e. [[BlueBlood the closest thing the US has to nobility]]), makes him, well, the son of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Vanderbilt Gloria Vanderbilt]]. He went to school and became a journalist by going to Myanmar, then in the midst of an uprising against the military government, on his own with a fake press pass and interviewing youth protesters, producing what amounted to freelance reports. He now routinely travels to war-torn and/or disaster-stricken nations to directly speak to those affected. And he seems to genuinely care, too. He's also stated that he's actually ''disinherited'' from the family fortune because Gloria wanted to teach him the value of having a work ethic and earning your own money.

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* Creator/AndersonCooper, who was born into ''obscene'' wealth and privilege: his mother is Gloria Vanderbilt, which besides making him part of the venerable Vanderbilt clan (i.e. [[BlueBlood the closest thing the US has to nobility]]), makes him, well, the son of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Vanderbilt Gloria Vanderbilt]]. He went to school and became a journalist by going to Myanmar, then in the midst of an uprising against the military government, on his own with a fake press pass and interviewing youth protesters, producing what amounted to freelance reports. He now routinely travels to war-torn and/or disaster-stricken nations to directly speak to those affected. And he seems to genuinely care, too. He's also stated that he's actually ''disinherited'' from the family fortune because Gloria wanted believed that their family's money was bad luck as well as wanting to teach him the value of having a work ethic and earning your own money.[[note]]There's the fact that the clan's fortunes dwindled significantly during the 20th century, leading to speculation that the inherited money is actually all gone. While they are still worth millions, various members of the clan still work.[[/note]]
16th Jun '16 4:05:02 PM nombretomado
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* In at least one of the continuities of ''TenchiMuyo'' Mihoshi might count, as in the OAV, her and her family are Nobles in Seniwa space, yet most of them still work for - and run - the Galaxy Police.

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* In at least one of the continuities of ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' Mihoshi might count, as in the OAV, her and her family are Nobles in Seniwa space, yet most of them still work for - and run - the Galaxy Police.
15th Jun '16 9:12:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StuntDawgs'' member Splat.

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* ''StuntDawgs'' ''WesternAnimation/StuntDawgs'' member Splat.
30th May '16 4:55:27 AM Hailfire25
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* Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' really ''hated'' being an Idle Rich locked away in her parents's huge estate, so she ran away from home to kick ass and be awesome. Zuko and Azula also qualify, but their trope is specifically RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.

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* Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' really ''hated'' being an Idle Rich [[GildedCage locked away in her parents's huge estate, estate]], so she ran away from home to kick ass and be awesome. Zuko and Azula also qualify, but their trope is specifically RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.
30th May '16 4:49:09 AM Hailfire25
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** Also in the ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'' we have Amane whose family is one of the richest in the galaxy and a former super model. But ditched it to join the Galaxy Police despite her dad's protest.
7th May '16 7:42:09 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* Former [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon Mexico]], UWA, Wrestling/{{Chikara}}, Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA ([[TheLongList and others]]) mid carder and Wrestling/{{TNA}} {{jobber}}, the gold chain brandishing Rainmaker, Okada Kazuchika, who got tired of being sent all over the world by Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and decided to help [[PowerStable Chaos]] takeover (which earned him a lot of money). Not that his work rate decreased since making big money but there's a reason his finishing move was dubbed [[MsRedInk red ink.]]

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* Former [[Wrestling/DragonGate Toryumon Mexico]], UWA, Wrestling/{{Chikara}}, Wrestling/{{CMLL}}, Wrestling/{{N|ational Wrestling Alliance}}WA ([[TheLongList and others]]) mid carder and Wrestling/{{TNA}} {{jobber}}, the gold chain brandishing Rainmaker, [[Wrestling/KazuchikaOkada Okada Kazuchika, Kazuchika]], who got tired of being sent all over the world by Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and decided to help [[PowerStable Chaos]] takeover (which earned him a lot of money). Not that his work rate decreased since making big money but there's a reason his finishing move was dubbed [[MsRedInk red ink.]]
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