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"We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes."

Snide, contemptuous, and ever-so-superior to coworkers or neighbors, the Rich Bitch is the character you love to hate. She has social position and/or money and never lets anyone around her forget it, and if she can make you feel like dirt, she'll do it just to amuse herself. She can be especially vicious to suitors pursuing her who are not up to her sometimes impossible standards. Too much money has made her a bitch. If there is a Country Mouse in the cast, she usually reserves the worst of her abuse for them, especially if the Country Mouse is another female.

The Rich Bitch is what the Alpha Bitch and the Spoiled Brat often become when they grow up, and their motto is "Screw the Rules, I Have Money!."

If the Rich Bitch has an Attack Animal, or the story focuses on animals (be they Talking Animals or Funny Animals), then 9 times out of 10, this character will be a Psycho Poodle as a Right-Hand Attack Dog.

A Sub-Trope of Idle Rich and The Upper Crass. See Upper-Class Twit for the usual Spear Counterpart. Despite this, male examples, Rich Bastards, do exist.

Compare Gold Digger, Grande Dame, and Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. Contrast Spoiled Sweet, Uncle Pennybags, Mock Millionaire, and The Ojou.

Rich bitches do exist in real life, but it's best that we don't list any real life examples here.



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    Audio Plays 
  • Sakuya from Yandere no Onna no Ko is a rich girl who acts superior and snobby to her fellow classmates. The protagonist is an exception (for the most part) since she harbors feelings for him.
  • Sakae from Yandere Heaven is of the rich bastard variety. He boasts about his wealth and what he can do with it. However, he also shows signs of having a heart of gold during his interactions with the protagonist like offering her sleeping pills to help her get some rest and possibly being a Tsundere who doesn't know how to be nice.
  • Floris Jan van Fleppensteyn from Ome Henk is the snooty elitist neighbor of the title character. He constantly complains about Henk's lower-class lifestyle and flaunts his wealth whenever he can. However, since Henk is an antisocial and violent slob, Fleppensteyn's behavior towards him is kind of justified.

    Comic Books 
  • Veronica from Archie Comics, although she's often been portrayed as really having a heart of gold deep down, with enough Pet the Dog moments that a nastier rich bitch character has been introduced by the name of Cheryl Blossom. It's discussed in "Bringing Up Daughter", a story from the '80s, when Mr. Lodge regrets having spoiled her into one as a child and thus enrolled her in a regular high school so she'd make friends with normal middle-class people and, hopefully, lighten up a bit. While he regrets that the friends she made are obnoxious and drive him up the wall, having her tell him she can't go with them to visit a rich family because she's volunteered to help her friends with a food drive to help feed the needy makes him thankful that she's indeed become a far better person thanks to them.
  • Lola Palooza from Cherry Comics.
  • Amora the Enchantress from The Mighty Thor often acts in a manner reminiscent of this, albeit filtered in the style of a medieval fantasy figure, though she plays it straighter whenever she visits Earth. Unlike most examples, Amora's haughty attitude comes from the fact she had to claw her way up to this position, having been born a commoner among the Asgardians before seeking out magical training, sometimes outright using her body to trade for tutoring in the magic arts, and her wealth is largely generated through her status as a ridiculously beautiful sorceress. With what she went through to get to where she is, she's developed a ruthless mean streak that, at the very least, makes her come off as spoiled and rude.
  • Morty Vivente from Mini Monsters is a zombie male example, and mixes this with Jerkass and Alpha Bastard tendencies.
  • Mayda Munny of the Richie Rich comic books plays this trope up with her entire household and anyone she happens to cross paths with.
  • Sin City: Ava Lord turns out to be manipulative and pure evil as well. She ends up tricking Dwight into killing her husband so she can not only get his estate but his criminal organization as well.
  • Sonic X: When Milan Ramada and her entourage can't sit at their favorite table at the local ice cream parlor and must either sit elsewhere or wait until the customers at the table leave, she threatens to have her father build another ice cream parlor across the street just to drive it out of business.
  • The Wasp started out as a downplayed example of this, spending most of her time being flighty and inane, though usually any bitchiness was for comic relief. This became deconstructed after the Yellowjacket fiasco when she blamed herself for her husband's breakdown because she wasn't paying attention to his obvious mental problems, so she grew up and took superheroing much more seriously. Nowadays, she's cast as a somewhat jokey woman who is nonetheless a highly skilled businesswoman and people-person. The Ultimate Marvel Wasp fell into the same trap, being written as a bitchy and vapid. In the Marvel Adventures universe, Janet (Giant Girl in this continuity) avoids this entirely, coming off more as a Spoiled Sweet if anything. This is probably why she has a much bigger fanbase than any of her other incarnates.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • Wonder Woman (1942): Even before she created the identity of the Cheetah, Priscilla Rich was not a nice lady. She tried to murder Wonder Woman the first time they met by sabotaging the escape act she was putting on for charity just because she was furious that Diana's poise and grace were garnering more attention than Priscilla was getting. She was also already gathering as much classified intel as she could to try to sell it to the highest bidder.
    • The Legend of Wonder Woman (2016): Priscilla Rich is a wealthy socialite who has willingly allied herself with the Nazis and thinks hesitating to kill hundreds with an explosion is ridiculous.
  • X-Men: Emma Frost started out as a villain, so her bitchiness was from extreme ambition. Now her bitchiness is from being spoiled and bratty.

    Fan Works 
  • Druscilla, one of District 5's stylists, from Jael.Rice.1's The Hunger Games fanfiction The Bombshell is a textbook example. She's a snide, domineering socialite who holds her position over her junior stylists and her Tributes.
  • Katelyn, Molly, and Alison from the Total Drama Nui Kaua Series are all examples of this.
  • Neither a Bird nor a Plane, it's Deku! has Alexis Lois "Lexi" Luthor. The granddaughter of the infamous Lex Luthor, she happily shoves a reporter's microphone into his mouth for interrupting her manga reading time. She also has no qualms with threatening Izuku and his entire family and generally treats everyone aside from him and her chauffeur Mercy with complete disdain or indifference.
  • The Discworld of A.A. Pessimal puts quite a few of these into the Assassins' Guild School. The School still prides itself on exclusivity even after expanding to meet changed needs, and it cannot turn down the sons and daughters of the old ruling classes. That would be unthinkable. So fellow pupils and the teaching staff have to put up with people like Cassandra Venturi, Lucinda, Deborah Rust, Pamela Eorle, and many others. and they're only the socially upscale, entitled, and sneering girls.
  • Pokémpanions has Serperior who lives in a wealthy part of town and looks down upon the lower classes. However, she turns out to be worse than that as she orphaned a young Mimikyu and threatened to kill him twice, once when he was five, another time when he was ten.

    Films — Animation 
  • Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians. From her introduction she looks down on Roger for being a songwriter, acts rude and entitled to Anita in spite of being friends with her, and shows open disgust for Pongo and Perdita's newborn puppies solely because they have no spots, before throwing a temper tantrum when Roger refuses to sell them to her. And then, rather than deal with it like a rational adult and let it go, she hires Jasper and Horace to steal the puppies so she can make a coat with their fur, an obsession that utterly consumes her throughout the movie.
  • In Oliver & Company, there's Georgette, a very literal Rich Bitch because she's a DOG. And despite being on the side of the good guys, in all honesty, she doesn't get any better by the end of the movie either. The writers apparently intended for her to be a Lovable Alpha Bitch, but couldn't quite get the "lovable" part to gel. What helps is that she's more of a Poke the Poodle sort of bitch, and she is funny.
  • Rachel, Elizabeth's Wicked Stepmother from The Legend of the Titanic.
  • Eden Starling is The Prima Donna and The Scrooge of Barbie in A Christmas Carol, so falls under this until her change from the spirits.
  • Prince Chen's would-be fiancée in The Legend of Su-Ling is portrayed as this. She's allergic to just about everything (flowers, feathers, and Chen's tiger cub) and she wants larger jewels for her marriage.
  • In Turning Red, Tyler begins the story as a rude and snobbish character, and he has a big house and access to a lot of money courtesy of his presumably rich parents, as he treats giving Mei $200 in return for going to his party as no big deal.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Bring It On is a mostly typical sports movie — except it's from the point of view of the (usually evil) rich bitch team. Their uniforms even have "RCH" spelled out across their chests.
  • Tess Tyler from Camp Rock.
  • Clueless: Amber is a classic Rich Bitch, contrasted to rich and popular but flawed main character Cher, who's, for the most part, a kindhearted and very likable character.
  • Ever After: Rodmilla and Marguerite. Henry may also count as a male example. They all undergo a Break the Haughty process by the end.
  • Melissa from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood is a spoiled rich girl who's manipulative, vindictive, and wants to have Nick all to herself. She eventually becomes an Asshole Victim by getting an ax to her face from Jason.
  • Natalie Sands in Girls Just Want to Have Fun. When she shows up at auditions for a dance contest, she nearly runs the protagonists over. When one of the other girls, Lynne, shows her up for that, Natalie bribes Lynne's partner to ruin the act.
  • All three Heathers in Heathers, although the Alpha Bitch Heather Chandler is the worst of the lot.
  • In High School Musical there's Sharpay Evans. She has parents who own a Country Club.
  • Linda's cousin Seton Cram and his wife Laura in Holiday. Linda goes so far as to obliquely compare them to Nazis.
  • Mean Girls has Regina George, the Alpha Bitch, who lives in a really nice mansion- she knows- and drives a flashy convertible. Gretchen Wieners, another member of the Plastics, is also very rich- her father invented toaster strudel!- but is shown to be more insecure and a follower.
  • The Hispanic movie La Misma Luna had the main character's mother working for one of these as a cleaning lady. Said woman apparently has a Dysfunctional Family and eventually fires her because "she thinks she ought to try something new", then, when the mother protests, dares her to call the police. She can't because she's an illegal immigrant.
  • Team owner Rachel Phelps in Major League.
  • Linda Bucyk in Men with Brooms. Amongst other things, she pointedly reminds her husband that his mortuary business used to belong to her father and unbeknownst to him, she is having an affair with his assistant.
  • The rebellious, stone-cold British socialite Cordelia Winthrop-Scott in Monte Carlo (2011).
  • Cornelia in My Man Godfrey.
  • Joanna from Overboard is actually called a "rich bitch." She gets better, though.
  • The Blind Side: Leigh Anne's snobbish salad luncheon friends.
  • The Devil Wears Prada: Played straight by Miranda Priestly.
  • Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby (2013).
  • In The Parent Trap, Gold Digger Vicky intends to marry the girls' father for his money. It may be more accurate to call her an aspiring Rich Bitch, as she never actually qualifies for the rich part.
  • Patrick Winslow's boss Odile Jouvenel in The Smurfs.
  • Peg in Peppermint is from the richer side of Los Angeles, and sets up the situation that gets Riley North's family where they could be gunned down by Cartel thugs. Later Peg gets her comeuppance, receiving the punch that daughter Carly North said she should have gotten five years ago, for being bitchy towards Riley and Carly, and it's revealed that during the interval between the shooting and Riley's return to LA Peg was left by her husband for a Trophy Wife.
  • In The Con is On, Jackie (a former working-class model and phone sex operator) has been becoming one since marrying her millionaire film director, including a condescending attitude towards the servants, and a Mister Muffykins pet.
  • Jabez's brother Dick in Shortcut to Happiness. A wealthy Wall Street type, he flaunts his wealth in the face of his brother, who is a struggling writer. He arranges an extremely expensive anniversary present for their parents — knowing that Jabez will never be able to contribute to it — insisting that he just wants everything to be 'perfect'. And when Jabez writes a token cheque to contribute to the cost, he cashes it even though he must know that doing so will leave his brother broke.
  • Lycan: Blair comes from a very wealthy family and is consistently an asshole to Isabella simply because she's a Latina who works for a living.
  • In The Getting of Wisdom, most of the girls at the boarding school come from rich families and aren't exactly the most pleasant people to be around, especially if you aren't from the same social stratum as them.
  • Theresa & Allison: Paisley came from a very wealthy family even before becoming a vampire. She was already cruel and callous before turning as well. After turning she's clearly still well off, with a large very nice apartment where she hosts parties that involve torturing, raping, and murdering humans.

  • The Berenstain Bears Big Chapter Books: The Berenstain Bears and the Big Date features a male example with Ronald Grizzington III, whom Bonnie thinks of as "rich and stuck-up", which is precisely why she isn't interested in him, despite her aunt and uncle's encouragement. Later subverted when it turns out he's actually a nice guy and is just acting this way because it's what his parents expect of him.
  • Kij Porter in A Brother's Price. She looks down on the protagonist's family because they are not nobles. Her sister seems to be in the habit of telling everyone their whole family history, lest anyone forget that they are important. Hilarity Ensues when Kij asks the protagonist's sister Corelle: "do you know who I am?", as Corelle repeats everything Kij's sister just told her about the family.
  • Ebert, in David Wingrove's Chung Kuo.
  • MacKenzie Hollister of Dork Diaries.
  • Queen Serket from Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain has ruled over the Everlasting Dynasty for thousands of years and she lives to spoil herself with luxuries. She throws banquets she won't eat and commissions several statues of herself weekly, and she considers cutting down on these luxuries to ensure that her servants are able to live (like providing them food, shelter and dental) to be a massive sacrifice on her end. She has since allied herself with The Brain because he refills her coffers for every drop of undying water she gives him to ensure these luxuries.
  • Harry Potter: Draco Malfoy and his parents Lucius and Narcissa.
  • Older Than Radio: Blanche Ingram in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Veruca Salt, infamous Spoiled Brat. She eventually gets her comeuppance and goes down a garbage chute. Her mother Angina, who usually gets Adapted Out in adaptations, is just as bad.
  • Lavinia from A Little Princess.
  • Esme Squalor from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Later, her adopted "daughter" Carmelita Spats, who was originally a nasty Alpha Bitch, becomes this as well.
  • It's not a Jane Austen novel without one:
    • Pride and Prejudice:
      • Caroline Bingley and her sister Louisa Hurst are prime examples; condescending and haughty, they're full of snide, superior put-downs to the society they find themselves in, and in Caroline's case Elizabeth Bennet in particular (which isn't helped by the fact that she's Darcy's Clingy Jealous Girl). It's implied they're almost the eighteenth-century equivalent of nouveau riche, and are making up for their recent good fortune with excessive snobbery.
      • Lady Catherine de Bourgh is a widow of Blue Blood with a vast fortune and huge income. She's nosy, haughty, and extremely meddlesome. She thinks everybody will do what pleases her.
  • The Baby-Sitters Club: Shannon (at first) and Laine.
  • Clarissa from the Bloody Jack series.
  • Hannah St. Charles from Samhain Island, but it depends on the person. Though she is nice to most everyone she meets, it doesn't negate the fact that she wanted to watch her brothers cut off Sky’s finger.
  • Jennifer-the-Jerk Is Missing: Eight-year-old rich girl Jennifer, nicknamed Jennifer-the-Jerk by her classmates, is kidnapped for ransom, along with the driver paid to take her to camp. Jennifer's busy making her captors' lives miserable with her brattiness and is so bratty, she acts like a bitch to her rescuers, one of whom says he prefers her tied and gagged.
  • Massie Block from The Clique series.
  • Dame Olga and her daughters Olive and Hattie from Ella Enchanted.
  • Tyburn in Rivers of London. Likes to boast about her political friends, her connections, and dinners at the Houses of Parliament. An utter Jerkass whose own family applauded when the hero slaps down her "Reason You Suck" Speech with his own "No More Holding Back" Speech.
  • In Death: A number of characters, murder victims, and murderers are very much this. Pandora in Immortal In Death becomes an Asshole Victim early on. Winnie and Moriarity are murderous, rich bastards in Indulgence In Death.
  • Ellen Salpakari in Väinö Linna's Täällä Pohjantähden alla.
  • The Chalet School series has Thekla von Stift, Marie von Eschenau's cousin and one of the main characters in Exploits of the Chalet Girls. As a member of the Junker class, she expresses horror at having to be educated alongside 'the daughters of shopkeepers' and looks down on most of the other students, such as Sophie Hamel, whose father is a self-made businessman. Her arrogant and childish behaviour makes her greatly unpopular amongst the other kids, and although she does thaw out a tiny bit - this being the Chalet School - after her petticoat catches fire, she still has a cruel streak and is eventually expelled in A Rebel at the Chalet School.
  • Ruahkini from The Quest of the Unaligned repeatedly insults Laeshana, calling her entire family traitors for moving to Tonzimmiel and rubbing in that Ruahkini is the royal councilor while Laeshana is only a peasant.
  • Rachael from Fort Hope seems to be a good example of this at first. Arguably, deep down, she has a heart of gold.
  • The Missus: Rowena, the former Countess of Trevethick who still lives off the Trevelyan estate (it was mentioned in the first book she only married her late ex-husband for his fortune/title), is a stuck-up, shallow and selfish Jerkass who demands respect she's done nothing to earn, treats her own children (especially Maxim) like crap and makes rude and classist remarks about Alessia both to other people and to Alessia's face (including referring to her as "the help"note  and saying that "you can't make a fine purse out of a sow's ear" in reference to Alessia's attempts to fit into London's high society). Rowena also tries to pay off Alessia to leave her son, asking her how much it'll cost to get rid of her.
  • Shan Elariel from Mistborn: The Original Trilogy. Abrasive, snooty, rude, and the fiancée of Vin's Love Interest. Vin ends up killing her when she tries to murder said Love Interest and gets into a duel with Vin in the process.
  • Tom from The Great Gatsby is a male example. Daisy can sometimes come off as this, though she's more miserable and hopelessly naive than truly cruel. Jordan is rather nasty as well, but at least she's funny.
  • In Making Money there's Pucci Lavish, who's not only mean but dumb as a sack of rocks (and at that, let's hope rocks don't complain) and probably wouldn't have survived without money. She has a serious case of It's All About Me, tries to put on a better show than Moist, and at one point tries to pull a Honey Trap on Moist despite being morbidly obese and not even having a very pretty face. Cosmo Lavish, Pucci's brother, is a borderline example as well, though he's more notable for being absolutely insane.
  • Isaac Asimov's "Satisfaction Guaranteed": Gladys Claffern is always prepared for a social barb to subtly insult our protagonist, an insinuation about her lack of class, or simply an opportunity to laugh at her.
  • King City: The murderer of one of the plotlines ultimately comes across as this. She throws a fit when being driven back to the police station in the slum that the victim (her maid) came from, saying she isn’t one of those people and he can’t keep her there, and physically resisting his efforts to take her to that station.
  • Bazil Broketail: Like most of Ourdh's nobility, she thinks that being rich and influential makes her inherently superior to ordinary people, especially those of foreign descent. In fact, she expects Relkin to be court-martialed simply because he was reluctant to reveal the location of General Hektor's headquarters as she demanded — on the grounds that this is a military secret that she should not reveal to any person who asks (also because Relkin was resentful over the fact that Zettila's coachman Aimlor decided to catch his attention by whipping him).
  • Augusta Hozenberg-Lemonov-Bouragne in The Harem Protagonist Was Turned Into A Girl!! And Doesn’t Want To Change Back!!!?? is an heiress to various European royal lines with a huge estate and is the most abrasive of protagonist Svetlana's love interests. She was only interested in Svetlana as she wanted to have a baby with her, pre-Svetlana's transition when Svetlana was still going by "Kevin", and is the most outright resistant and transphobic member of the group - partially due to a baby now being off the cards until she finds out alien technology can bypass this issue and partially due to her religious upbringing. She also starts arguments with the other girls the easiest.

    Live-Action TV 
  • In Al-Rawabi School for Girls, Layan is this mixed with Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!. She gets away with everything from truancy to hospitalising Mariam, due to being from a politically powerful father and dating the principal's son (though it's unknown if Faten knew this). Deconstructed when her brother Hakem shoots her in an attempt to protect the reputation of the family.
  • Bewitched: Sheila Summers is one of Darrin's rich, snobby former girlfriends. She invites Darrin and Samantha to her house for a posh dinner party, then tries to steal him away from her. Samantha uses her powers to put Sheila in her place.
  • Servalan from Blake's 7. Alexis Carrington meets Big Brother and gets fashion tips from Anna.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Cordelia. After the first season, her character developed into the Lovable Alpha Bitch. By the time she was introduced in the spin-off, she was a Fallen Princess who got even more character development by the time the spin-off was cancelled.
    • Halfrek was this when she was Cecily.
  • Desperate Housewives is made of this. Edie, Gabrielle, Katherine, and Renee all qualify at various times in the series. It may be quicker to just say Lynnette, Susan, and Mrs. Mc Clusky are the only ones who don't fit the description.
    • Averted with Bree, who is rich but has used her wealth for good causes such as helping her friends out with money problems over the course of the series.
  • Doctor Who:
  • Lady Mary of Downton Abbey. A self-admitted not-"nice" person, inflexible, and fiercely protective of her opulent lifestyle. She is very much her father's daughter, while her sisters are a smidgen more in touch with the people. That being said, she isn't uncaring or unfeeling, but mostly stubborn and contrary — and she comes to actually love and care for Matthew enough to marry him (despite seeing him as embarrassingly middle-class at first).
  • In an episode of Elementary, the prime suspect in the murder case is one of these, but then it turns out she's been in a coma after a suicide attempt. She really did commit the murders because she did not want to share her massive family inheritance and used a medically-induced coma to create her alibi. Her next victim would have been her own twin sister had Sherlock not figured it out in time.
  • Niles' vicious, hysterical, snobbish wife Maris from Frasier. She uses her money to hire an army of lawyers to thoroughly torture Niles out of spite during their messy divorce.
  • Gilmore Girls: Emily Gilmore. Classic blue blood snob with a sharp tongue, she frequently makes her daughter Lorelai feel about two inches tall. A running joke is her inability to keep a maid; they either quit over her treatment of them or she fires them for failing to live up to her ridiculous standards. She does show a softer side at times.
  • Gossip Girl has Blair Waldorf and Georgina Sparks. Toward the end of the series run, Lily van der Woodsen can be added to the list.
  • Traci Van Horn from Hannah Montana, who, among other infractions, frequently tells Lola, to her face, no less, how uncool she thinks Lola is. This despite being friends with Hannah, who publicly humiliates herself just as often as Lola. Hannah Montana herself also qualifies from time to time.
  • Hemlock Grove: Good lord, Olivia Godfrey. She's snobbish, haughty, shamelessly elitist, and controlling and manipulative to the point where even her own relatives hate her. But as the richest woman in town, she can usually get away with a lot of crap. When her husband died, the newspapers even called her "the most beautiful and despised woman in Hemlock Grove".
  • In The Joe Schmo Show, a parody of reality shows in which all characters except the chosen schmoes were actors playing according to scripts, all of the characters were intended as archetypes, such as "The Schemer" and "The Grizzled Veteran." In the first season, the archetype of Ashleigh was specifically described as that of "The Rich Bitch" and she showed it too, regularly bad-mouthing other contestants and being generally manipulative while flaunting her wealth.
  • In an episode of Lucifer (2016), the murderer turns out to be an entitled Rich Bitch who was annoyed that a surfer was ruining the view of "her" beach. In fact, California doesn't have private beaches, so all her "keep away" signs are illegal.
  • Motherland: Fort Salem: Abigail, who's from a very wealthy family, is initially very rude to Raelle and Tally, believing the pair are beneath her. She request reassignment from their unit, convinced they will hold her back. However, later they bond and Abigail eventually warms to them so much she considers both her sisters.
  • The Nanny: C.C. Babcock is Maxwell Sheffield's business partner, with whom she's obsessed with, and she's not fond of the Sheffield children (despite working in their home).
  • Stephanie Vanderkellen on Newhart, although her parents have "cut her off", which is why she's working as a hotel maid. In the show's first season, the maid was Leslie, Stephanie's equally rich but non-bitchy cousin who took the job to see "how the other half lives".
  • In a flashback in Power Rangers RPM, we learn that Yellow Ranger Summer was like this in the past, albeit of the Jerk with a Heart of Gold variety. In the year leading up to the show's proper start, she had undergone a massive attitude shift and is very reasonable and personable, however.
  • All Margaux Kramer on Punky Brewster has to do to flaunt how rich she is: just call everybody a "peasant".
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Libby is snobby and mean.
  • Smallville: Manipulative Bastard Tess Mercer is a villainous version. After her Heel–Face Turn, she's still rich but the bitchiness has softened into more of a snarky jerk attitude, particularly around her fellow members of Clark's team.
  • London Tipton from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Slight subversion, as London appears to be a genuinely good-natured person who simply doesn't understand that you're not supposed to treat people that way.
  • Tales from the Crypt: Margaret Richardson in "'Til Death". On first meeting her, Logan describes her as "a bitch on wheels and four-on-the-floor". She does nothing but complain about how primitive and unpleasant the tropical island is and, even after being enchanted to fall in love with Logan, she demands he sack his staff and employ more presentable servants.
  • Thanks: Polly's cousin and her husband are wealthy businesspeople from 1621 Jamestown who look down on Polly and everyone else in Plymouth.
  • Emma Messinger from The Thick of It. In fact, when Glenn Cullen decides to resign and delivers his extremely bitter The Reason You Suck speech to the entire department, he specifically singles Emma out as a "standard-issue insipid posh bitch."
  • Celia on Weeds. The obsession with her daughter's weight alone qualifies her, but is just the tip of the iceberg. Even after going through incredible amounts of Break the Haughty, she still manages to keep this attitude.
  • Poppy Meldrum from You Rang, M'Lord?. Over the whole series, she treats every character she meets like crap: throws a tantrum when her father refuses to give her money, hates her fiance and her sister Cissy, toys with James the footman's feelings for her, treats Ivy the maid badly because of her feelings for James and is cruel for the servants in general.


    Myths & Religion 
  • The Bible: The prophet Amos doesn't have any pleasant words to say about the wealthy women of Samaria who oppress the poor, crush the needy, and demand for their husbands to always bring them drinks, referring to those women as "cows of Bashan" and saying that God will bring out every last one of them with fishhooks for judgment.

    Pro Wrestling 
  • "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase's motto was that everybody had a price. He regularly bribed the crowd to pop for him by showering them in dollar bills. (This gimmick was picked up by Miss Elizabeth during her heel run in WCW, though apparently it was more economical to have her peel off $1 bills and hope the cameras didn't catch it — a vain hope, as it turns out.) Sherri Martel managed DiBiase for a while in the WWF, playing the Ivanna Trump to Teddy's Donald. Formerly just a vanilla heel, she evidently came into some money after winning the women's title, much like Teddy before when he adopted his now-famous gimmick. She also dated Randy Savage during his feud with "Common Man" Dusty Rhodes and took umbrage when Dusty invited a round woman in the audience to be his valet.
    Cewsh: The idea being that he’s just a common man, so he should have a common valet. Martel and Macho take offense at them, for some reason, and Sherri spends some time yelling about what a peasant Sapphire is while I admire her sexy, sexy ass. (Rest In Peace, Madam.)
    • His son, who goes by the same name, is repeatedly trying to state now that he's a very different person than this father, all while stuffing dollar bills in people's mouths, buying people off, and carrying the Million Dollar Belt around due to being unable to win one himself.
  • One of the facets of Ric Flair's "Nature Boy" gimmick was that he had enough money to get away with being a jackass sometimes.
  • When he first arrived in the WWF, Triple H was Hunter Hearst Hemsley, American blue blood from Greenwich, Connecticut.
  • For that matter, the entire McMahon Family have played up this trope, but especially Stephanie. Her nickname is the "Billion Dollar Princess".
  • Prince Nana, who used the taxes of Ghana to buy lavish gifts for his Embassy in Ring of Honor. However, the straightest if shorter-lived examples were "The Lovely Lacey" and Becky Bayless of Special K, an entire stable of rich blowouts. It is where Lacey got her first "lady" of ROH moniker from, even though she was predated in the promotion by Allison Danger, Simply Luscious, and the like.
  • After he invested heavily in a popular energy drink whose stock dramatically rose in 2004, former APA (for "Acolytes Protection Agency") member Bradshaw transformed seemingly overnight from a beer-swilling, Texas trailer park brawler to a fabulously wealthy Wall Street tycoon known by his real name of John Layfield (or, to be more specific, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, or "JBL" for short). JBL turned his back on his Texas roots, billing himself from New York City and entering arenas in a beautiful white limousine. In the ring, however, he was still just as tough as ever - only now he was a bully who enjoyed beating up on smaller wrestlers, particularly Rey Mysterio. JBL did manage to defeat WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero (in controversial fashion, it is true) and become the longest-reigning world champion in the history of SmackDown!, but this was thanks to the constant interventions of his "Cabinet" (Orlando Jordan and the Basham Brothers), who gladly put their own asses on the line so their ultra-wealthy boss could weasel his way out of defeats.
  • Somewhat subverted with Wade Barrett, who was introduced as someone who will do anything for money, but aside from that mention, that hasn't been a part of his gimmick.

  • Almost all rich characters in Survival of the Fittest seem to fall into this stereotype, regardless of whether they are male or female. Two particularly notable examples are Olivia Swan and Charlie Burchman, both of V3, both being thoroughly nasty pieces of work. In SOTF, most disliked characters wind up getting their comeuppance. This also tends to overlap with Alpha Bitch.
  • A notable example from Survival Of The Fittest Mini is Brittany Chesterton, from The Program V3 Prologue.

  • Subverted in the musical Fame where everyone believes that the new dancer is a Rich Bitch, with Tyrone even singing lyrics to that effect (I don't need no Rich Bitch/to tell me which/fork to use) only for her to angrily confide in him that actually, her dad is a limo-driver who drops her off on his way to work and that she's barely middle-class.
  • Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad has the incredibly wealthy, impossibly snobbish and cruelly domineering Madame Rosepettle.
  • Linda Monroe from Black Friday most certainly qualifies. Doubles given the fact that she's also an abusive wife, a murderer, and a cult leader.

  • Cleo De Nile, the mummy princess from Monster High. However, while she acts stuck up and rude like most portrayals, she has been shown to be pretty nice, if not out of touch.

    Video Games 
  • CD-I Zelda thinks it's GOOD to kill people, and constantly denies that Link saved her from Ganon. Alma is worse, though, spending most of her time looking at herself in a mirror.
  • Street Fighter:
    • Karin Kanzuki. In Sakura and Rainbow Mika's paths in Street Fighter Alpha 3, she does show some hints of softening up, but you wouldn't be able to tell that from her win quotes.
    • In the first two versions of Street Fighter 3, Dudley was a more or less straight example of this, only entering the tournament to get his father's Jaguar back, and calling all his opponents sissy men and cowards in his win quotes. In Third Strike and Super Street Fighter 4? Why, he's one of the most charming gentlemen to ever exist in a fighting game, to the point where his win quotes in his first two games seem hilariously out of character.
  • Elite Beat Agents has the Carrington sisters, who appear to be parodies of Paris and Nicky Hilton. With a little help from the Agents, they manage to survive on a deserted island by sweet-talking the wildlife into helping them find food and build shelter. And by "sweet-talking", we mean going "Hey, guyz!" while blowing kisses and bouncing her breasts at them. The sisters seem to consider their stranded status an impromptu vacation (and given Commander Kahn's wearing a Hawaiian shirt when he calls the Agents out, he doesn't take it too seriously either); at level's end, they get off the island by flashing a diamond credit card at a passing jet. The level's song? "Material Girl", by Madonna.
    • And those animals are not the first victims of their "Sweet talking". The first victim is the dog Sam in the previous level, whom they 'Sweet-talked' to get it for a ride (which thankfully, goes along with its purpose to get back home).
    • For crying out loud, they bounce at some poor animals to help them eat fruit.
    • There's also the wife of oil tycoon Colonel Bob. The main reason the man needed the song was that she went completely overboard buying diamonds, erasing his billions in one go.
  • Bully: Pinky, the only girl in the Preppies clique, is a Rich Bitch Classic... except for when she's being Spoiled Sweet. She swings between bitch and sweet so quickly and suddenly it's almost like she has a split personality.
  • Etoile Rosenqueen from the Marl Kingdom games tends to come off as one of these, even hiring out Mooks and heavy weaponry to win a beauty pageant. She does become a lot more of a sympathetic character later in Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure, though, and she's definitely one of the Heart of Gold Rich Bitches.
  • Joe Chin from Parappa The Rapper. He's got the money, the car, and the looks. He's practically got it better than Parappa and he doesn't let anyone forget it.
  • The DS remake of Dragon Quest V introduces Debora, a third candidate for The Hero's bride, who may or may not have a golden heart under all that jewelry. She spends about 90% of the marriage being an ungrateful, insane slave-driver not unlike those that imprisoned the Hero earlier, but by the time she witnesses for herself the final major tragedy in his in-game life, her tune changes and she vows to make Nimzo pay for what he did to her husband.
  • Bianca de Saint-Coquille in the Harvest Moon spinoff Rune Factory. She lives in the largest house on Kaldia Island and is utterly unimpressed by anything you try to give her, be it strawberries or sapphires. This makes her the only marriage candidate out of the lot where it's easier to just sweet-talk her.
  • Subverted in Fatal Fury: Mark Of The Wolves. Bonne Jenet is a rich girl per family rights, but hates mooching off and prefers to make her own money... as a pirate queen Action Girl.
  • Sumire Kanzaki of Sakura Wars. Rich? Check. Heiress to the company that makes the Kobu-Kais? Check. Jerkass? Double check.
    • Her French counterpart Glycine Bleumer meanwhile, is more "rich" and less "bitch", centering more on heir-related pride and willingness to protect it quite fiercely, which can manifest in a rather pompous way of speech.
  • Super Macho Man from Punch-Out!!, Wii version. In one of the in-between round breaks, he tells the reporters "Oh, these sunglasses? You can't afford these sunglasses! And get your hands off the ropes!" When you score a TKO on him, the last blow animation shows him having money fly out of him as he collapses.
  • Bioshock: Some of the lady Splicers act like this. The setting has degenerated way past the point where money means anything, and the Splicers are batshit insane to a man, but still.
  • If a female Ventrue PC in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines declines to give money to a bum, he'll call her one of these.
  • Night Trap has Lisa, though she's more vain than bitchy.
  • Miss Money from the Richman series is a PR manager who only cares about anyone who's rich, and she believes the value of life is depended on their money. This eventually bites back in 8's Story Mode when James, a detective who is also a superhero, learned her snooty attitude and refuses to help her stopping any monsters wrecking her properties anymore in the final round.
  • Ultimately averted with Ai Ebihara in Persona 4. She initially comes off as beautiful but cold-hearted, but it's revealed that her family used to be poor and she, in her own words, was a "stinkin' fatso", making her prone to mockery. When her father struck it rich in real estate, Ai decided to change her image so she wouldn't be mocked anymore.
  • Fire Emblem:
  • Subverted with Algus from Final Fantasy Tactics. Algus is a classist, violent douchebag through and through, but because of cowardice and treachery on the part of his grandfather, his family's aristocratic status has been revoked. This gives Algus an ambition that parallels that of Delita and Ramza. Delita wants to rise above his birth station, Ramza wants to live up to his, and Algus wants to regain one he himself never got to experience.
  • Viscountess Danielle in Pokémon X and Y. She makes fun of your clothes, saying that they came from a trash can, even if you're wearing the expensive Lumiose Boutique outfits.
  • Lady Selphy in the remakes of Pokémon Red and Blue. She doesn't recognize you after rescuing her from the Lost Cave, gives you only 250 steps to show her a Pokemon before she gets bored, and her name itself is a pun on "selfish."
  • Advanced Variable Geo has Reimi, the young heiress of the Jahana Group, the MegaCorp responsible for running the V.G. tournaments. She becomes a much nicer person in the second game.
  • Story Mode in the console port of The Sims has Mimi or Dudley Landgraab (the Landgraab's gender will always match the player Sim), who asks you to move in with them to a pretty nice house. The problem is, Mimi/Dudley doesn't quite understand the difference between "roommate" and "maid", leaving the player Sim to do all the cleaning and a lot of cooking, in addition to having an actual job, which Mimi/Dudley refuses to do themselves. She/he often insults you as well. Thankfully, the next level of Story Mode is achieved by moving out with one of the nicer friends.
  • Alouette from Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale turns this into a positive aspect (for the player anyways) since she's willing to buy high and sell low from Recette's shop just to show off that she has money to burn. That, and she secretly wants to be Recette's friend and feels that helping to alleviate her debt problems is the best way to do so.
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! has Lady Aurelia Hammerlock, Sir Hammerlock's evil sister, as one of the playable characters. She's wealthy enough that she bought an entirely new mansion after accidentally dropping the keys to the old one on the ground, and the only reason she's tagging along with Handsome Jack's band of Vault Hunters is that she's bored and hoping to kill things. Fittingly enough, her class name is The Baroness, and two of her three skill trees fit her character to a T: Contractual Aristocracy centers around using another player as your servant, while Cold Money focuses on Cryo damage and her ice-based Action Skill to complement her frosty personality.
  • With her high-scale house, expensive clothes, and snobbish ways, Lady Cassandra Mallory from Moonrise fits this trope to a T.
  • Vampyr (2018): Aloysious Dawson is the richest businessman in London and an ally to the Ascalon Club hoping to one day cheat death by becoming a vampire. When Jonathan is charged by Lord Redgrave with turning Dawson into a vampire as a reward for his services, Dawson makes it clear that he will use his newfound condition to do pretty much whatever he wants and crush those that stand in his way. He also looks down on Jonathan's humble position as a doctor, letting him know that even though he would be his progeny, Dawson will not refer to him as "master" (he is too high class to do such a thing).
  • Lady Delcia Caan in Baldur's Gate II. The keep she resides in is under attack from Trolls, and all she can think of is for the lowly peasants to keep their distance from her to avoid contaminating her. She's thoroughly abusive towards the Guard who's stationed in her room because it's his job to defend her with his life during the Troll attack. The Guard is thoroughly relieved when the party arrives because that gives him the excuse to put as much distance as he can between Lady Delcia and himself. And of course, Lady Delcia is an Ungrateful Bastard to the party, as they're "tracking their filth through the halls". She would likely have died had the party not arrived to deal with the Trolls.

    Visual Novels 
  • Cecilia from Daughter for Dessert is rude and condescending to just about everyone outside of her family.
  • Gilgamesh from Fate/stay night fits this perfectly. He owns everything in the world including (in his twisted POV), the people. His main attack is to spam Public Domain Artifacts at the target (most Servants have one or two that they treasure), 'cause he owns all of them, and all the prototypes. He also is a massive Jerkass who wants to marry and/or rape (doesn't care which) Saber.
  • Eva Ushiromiya from Umineko: When They Cry might not be any richer than her siblings, but she has no problems fitting the trope, to the point where she considers herself the only one worthy of Kinzo's estate. And just look at the way she treats Natsuhi.

    Web Animation 
  • Camilla McQueen from Bowser's Koopalings is an unbearable teenage Spoiled Brat who thinks her status as a rich and popular girl gives her the right to mistreat and boss around those she considers "peasants", including her closest friends. Camilla will also use and dispose of people without feeling any remorse whatsoever, with many times believing that if someone is suffering, then it's their own fault.
  • Manga Room: Claire was initially one until her father's company went bankrupt, and her personality has drastically changed after living with Kota.
  • Manga-Waido:
    • Grew up in a poor family, but I became a doctor…: Sanae Kitagawa bullied Hiroyuki Saito for being poor and his friend Mika Kudo for defending him. Years later she flattered Saito once he became a doctor and saved her father's life. However, he rejects Kitagawa and remarks her refusal to get a job well into her thirties and marries Kudo instead. Afterward, Kitagawa got kicked out of the house when her father's business tanked.
    • I finally get a job offer but my girlfriend tells me to decline. What's behind this!?: Tomoko is a rich young woman who abused her former boyfriend Yuta and only liked him for his looks, driving him to quit his gas company job and make his own money. While eating and drinking with the Managing Director to celebrate the former's promotion, the man drunkenly revealed he had an affair with Tomoko and even "helped" her with her plastic surgery debts. In the end, Yuta drops her like a hot potato and she leaves the city with the remaining debts.
    • My boyfriend's mom thought that I was poor until...: Toru's mother is a rich housewife who looks down on her son's girlfriend, Asuka, for being supposedly poor. Turns out that Asuka is the Vice President of the Dem-Pondo Company and the granddaughter of said company's Chairman. To top it off, the stuck-up hag's restaurant was struggling financially until going bankrupt six months later.
    • How I got revenge on a rich snobby woman: Miyata is a rich housewife who looks down on single moms such as Kaori. When Kaori started working for a housekeeping service, Miyata hired her and kept making sarcastic comments and demanding that Kaori make the house spick and span. This led to Kaori bungling her traditional tea lessons and the instructor was revealed to be Miyata's mother-in-law. The next time Kaori was hired, the instructor forced her to learn from Kaori on how to do housework so she will stop using the service. To top it off, Miyata's husband found out she used the service behind his back.
    • My fiancee dumped me when she found out I had saved a homeless man's life…: Reina is a rich woman who Masato meets at the opera. She treats him like trash for saving a homeless woman named Yui from being run over on their way to a luxury restaurant and then dumps him in favor of a CEO.
    • The wannabe and the Rich girl (sic): Rina Tono is a rich woman who got transferred to the branch where Yuki works. She has proven herself a hindrance since day one, forcing her coworkers to cover for her since she always leaves early to see the new collections of designer brands and whenever she does work, she half-asses it all. No one can take her to task because she's the niece of a board member.
    • The rich lady in our group is annoying: Kiyoda is a rich woman who Fumika and the other moms dislike due to her bragging about her wealth. Her son is no better as he hurt a girl's feelings by bragging about how rich he is and how poor the girl is. Reika was able to show her up by claiming that her 50,000 yen was too little compared to her wealth.
  • Refreshing Stories: Mean rich girls are among the types of antagonists to appear in episodes starring Rin as the main character.
    • "A rich girl ruins my kimono at the coming of age ceremony but...": Marie is a rich girl who buys the latest kimono designs. She treated Rin horribly and even cut her dress during a coming-of-age ceremony because she thought it was cheap. The kimono's worth turned out to be 30 million yen and Rin's father cut off all ties with Marie's father's company.
    • "This girl picked on me at school…": Misaki is a rich girl whose dad owns all the islands. She treats everyone like slaves and threatens to have her dad fire theirs and the teachers won't do anything. When Kyosuke's company bought Misaki's father's company he kicked him out of his own company and he was forced to work as a street performer while Misaki was forced to work at a factory.
    • "Moron mom friend who mocks me saying that I'm poor breaks my watch, so I told her how much it costs": Miki is a rich mother who bullied Lynn for being poor and even forced the latter to lend her son Sho's clothes because the former didn't want her son Shige to ruin his own. This escalated when she took Lynn's watch behind her back while borrowing clothes.
    • "They made fun of my house, so I decided to show them my real house!": Ayame and Kurumi followed Rin to her house to find out who she was since she used a scholarship to study at the same university as them. When they saw her in a humble worn-down house, they mock her for being poor.
    • "My adoptive parents doted on my brother and kicked me out of the house": Ms. Satoda was a stuck-up housewife who mocked Rin Kohinata because her husband's restaurant was notorious for having bad food. She even had her son, Shunta, bully Rin's son, Daisuke, for the same reason. However, Ms. Satoda reveals that she married her husband for his money while badmouthing him to Rin.
    • "This woman sent the wrong message to the PTA chat and exposed her own affair": Chika mocks Rin for being a Struggling Single Mother, blaming her for divorcing Shuhei since he claimed to own a casino while gloating about being married to a bank manager. However, Chika's luck runs out when she accidentally reveals her affair with Shuhei over the PTA's LINE chat. Goro, who was the group administrator, divorces and sues her for alimony. Not only did Chika screw herself out of an accommodated life for her greed, but condemned herself to spend the rest of her days with Shuhei fleeing from debt collectors upon realizing he was a good-for-nothing gambling addict.
  • RomCom Manga Chan: Sara is a rich young woman who treated Kent like a slave on every date. Kent himself even describes their relationship as "a young lady and her servant". She dumps him for taking her to a family restaurant named "Perfectly Lonely".
  • Spooky Month: Carmen and her husband Richard are both rich, cold people, with her expressly being rude to other citizens and preventing her son Roy from going out with his friends because they are deemed "plebeians".
  • Supermarioglitchy4's Super Mario 64 Bloopers: The guy who bought Mario's spaghetti in "0% of Spaghetti" is this, according to a caption of a picture depicting his house in a gallery on the guy's SMG4 Wiki page that says "LOOK HOW RICH HE IS".
  • Tanabata Manga: Kikuko looks down on Mariko just because she works part-time as a janitor, she later crosses the line by manipulating Mariko and her daughter to leaving the bus by lying to her about the departure schedule of the bus.
  • Trouble Busters: Jackie looks down on Darcy and Jessica because they dressed poorly in her eyes. She even goes as far as to criticize their table manners at an upscale restaurant that all three went to. It is later revealed that Jessica is a CEO's daughter and that Jackie lost her secretary job when her company went bankrupt and now works as a janitor in Jessica's company building. Jessica decided not to renew her contract.

  • Emil from Stand Still, Stay Silent underwent a Riches to Rags period a few years ago, and has yet to completely shake the rich guy attitude off. That loss of wealth included moving from being a Homeschooled Kid who could tailor his own curriculum to being in the public school system, where his grades dramatically dropped. Could his expensive private tutors have been too complacent with him? Nope, the school system had it out for him as far as he is concerned. An extra hint of the complacency is that people in Emil's original academic career path should be learning Icelandic in this universe, yet Emil only speaks his native Swedish.
  • Rain (2010): Chase Brenton is an Upper-Class Twit at best and this trope practically every other time. Because of his family's wealth, he spends all his time charming women, getting drunk, and just generally being a sleazy Jerkass. In his first appearance, he gives alcohol to minors at a Halloween party because he thought it would make it less boring. Really, it's not hard to see why Emily broke up with him. Not that she really liked him anyway. Her mother was the one to talk her into it, likely only because of Chase's status, and Emily was desperate for her approval. And because of him, she's pregnant, making Chase a legitimate sex offender.

    Web Original 
  • Emma from Emma Approved. She is mildly interested in fashion and loves her expensive outfits, which she sometimes uses as bribes to Screw the Rules, I Have Money!! effect. She started her company with her father's money and uses it to take control of other people's lives because she feels superior and thinks they don't know what they want... but she's also a Go-Getter Girl to the point she quickly gained her own client base after her father's initial input and genuinely wants to help others. It doesn't hurt that she's mostly right and works as a Blithe Spirit Chaotic Good Wonka Archetype.
  • The Nostalgia Chick has impossibly high standards for everyone (including herself), is Wicked Cultured, and can't even face giving some change to the resident bum.
  • Pirates SMP: Guqqie boasts about being from a wealthy family and never having had to work a "peasant" job a day in their life. They also think Owen's choice to leave a life of wealth and luxury behind is a mistake on his part, not understanding he finds that life far too stifling for his taste. Guqqie does have a soft side, but the point stands.
  • In Tales From the SMP, a spin-off from the Dream SMP, Lyaria from the episode "The Masquerade" possessed a distaste for the lower class, and only respected the protagonist after learning that he was wealthy. She also refused to touch Drew, a Lower-Class Lout, when playing Duck, Duck, Goose.
  • Toki. Some stories by Amoridere has her as this but not a much she did Giselle, explaining why the latter was evicted. To elaborate more on the latter, it's been implied Giselle's bitchiness is just flat-out jerkassery, considering that she's most likely taken advantage of Toki's mental illness, once pushed Doki down a flight of stairs, and constantly did much to antagonize the other residents of the house on the grounds that she felt like it, using her wealth as an excuse, while the former has been bitchy anyway.
  • Whateley Universe: Solange (Tansy Walcutt). She was an ugly, chubby, pimply (but filthy rich) victim of other rich kids until she got her mutation and transformed into a gorgeous blonde bombshell.. who treats everyone the way she was once treated. She definitely doesn't have a heart of gold. The difference between her and some other rich bitches on this list is that she also uses her superpowers to hurt and degrade other people.

    Western Animation 
  • All too present in both The Fairly OddParents! and Danny Phantom. Due to high school experiences, series creator Butch Hartman does not particularly care for rich kids. Except for Sam in Danny Phantom, who is down-to-earth and hides her affluence so that she doesn't get any special treatment. Her parents may qualify, although they're really just Jewish WASPs who are overly concerned with their image.
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: Eustace Strytch is a male example of this — constantly using and abusing everyone, including his own father, and focusing all his resources on one goal — SMASHING NEUTRON. Oh, and possibly using Cindy, too, just for the hell of it.
  • Angela Anaconda: Nanette Manoir isn't just a rich bitch, she's the queen of all rich bitches. Sweet and polite towards the adults (especially the teacher), she exercises all her worst traits on Angela, her friends, and anyone unlucky enough to be considered beneath her (which is just about everybody). She uses her family's wealth and status to assert her bitchiness.
  • Muffy Crosswire from Arthur. Although she's not as bad as most examples on this page, she is still snobby and not afraid to lord her family's wealth over her classmates. It also doesn't help that she's constantly resorting to and putting her friends up to overly eager get-rich-quick schemes despite already being fabulously wealthy.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: While Pamela Isley wasn't near Bruce Wayne's level of wealth in her first appearance her day job as a research chemist for the Chez Gerard cosmetics firm obviously nonetheless paid very well since most people can't afford such a massive, private nursery filled with numerous, exotic looking plants. The "bitch" part comes with her being a maneater eco terrorist Bitch in Sheep's Clothing suffering from overconfidence.
  • Claire Brewster from Beetlejuice thinks she is universally loved, being rich and all that. Outside of her school clique, she's actually quite hated.
  • Bianca Dupree in Beverly Hills Teens. The funny thing is that most of the other cast is also filthy rich, so she just fills the bitch part, although she seems to be slightly richer than them.
  • Wendy Winkle from The Cramp Twins easily comes across as one. Hating pretty much anyone but Wayne (who she is in love with), spending all of her money on attracting Wayne, and still asking for plenty of stuff from her dad just to get him for herself.
  • Breadwinners: T-Midi is said to have "more dough than the Bread Mines" and he owns a mansion, he is also a frequent target of Oonski the Great's plundering due to having a lot of expensive stuff. He is a jerk with a heart of gold at his best and at his worst he is a villain who torments the Breadwinners at every turn.
  • Doug: Averted by Bebe Bluff for the most part... but a possible male example in Roger, a Jerk Jock bully who won the lottery in the switch to Disney, adding a permanent case of Acquired Situational Narcissism to his already abrasive personality. He does show a few signs of maturity at times, though.
  • DuckTales (2017): Scrooge McDuck usually isn't this, though his miserly nature shines through from time to time. He plays it up intentionally in "Rumble for Ragnarok", playing a Heel who takes taxes from the audience and seemingly stabs his family in the back to win.
  • Edgar & Ellen:
    • Stephanie Knightleigh, the mayor's daughter, is snobby and pretentious, and she picks on the twins a lot for not being rich or popular like her (of course, sometimes they do something to deserve it). Averted with Stephanie's brother Miles.
    • In "Nuggets of Stupidity", Edgar and Ellen find gold on their property and become even bigger jerkasses than they already were. They use the money to buy things other people want or need so that the other people can't have them, pay to have the town reconstructed in a way nobody likes it except them, and cruelly mock the other townspeople for being poor. Even Stephanie is horrified by the way they're acting.
      Stephanie: I knew you were selfish and heartless, but I didn't think you'd sink this far!
  • Pacifica Northwest from Gravity Falls. Though in Season 2, she gets better. A lot of her bitchiness is due to her parents, who are far worse Rich Bitches than she is and actively encourage her to go down the same way as them.
  • Hey Arnold!: Rhonda has a tendency to be this, although it's not as bad as other examples on this page.
  • Horseland:
    • The series based on the horse-raising computer game has the Stilton sisters... oooh, how clever. Yes, they act in keeping with the pop culture stereotype perpetuated by Paris and Nikki Hilton too. Both contrast with resident Lonely Rich Kid Sarah Whitney, who was assumed to be like them when she first came to the ranch. Interestingly, the younger redhead sister Zoey looks like Lindsay Lohan while the older one, Chloe, still looks like Paris dead-on.
    • There's also Talia Bentley of Stanhope Stables from "Changing Spots", an even worse Rich Bitch than the Stiltons who doesn't care about anything except winning, and is the reason why Alma tries to teach them to be nicer for a change.
  • Jem:
    • Pizzazz has a multimillionaire for a father. She really wants attention and hates that Jem is a more popular band.
    • Eric Raymond, The Misfits' manager, doubly so. The guy (and his proteges by proxy) can get away with pretty much anything because he's rich. His catchphrase?
      It's amazing what lawyers can do. If you pay them enough.
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes gives us Jez, Lucius' gold-digging girlfriend.
  • Kaeloo: The main four's rich annoying neighbor, Pretty is one of these until her Heel–Face Turn. She's incredibly mean to everybody, especially Kaeloo and Stumpy, and looks down on people who aren't rich.
  • Lily from Kappa Mikey, though in her case she's like this as a knee-jerk reaction to Mikey swooping in and stealing her perceived status as the biggest star in town.
  • The Kids from Room 402: Jordan is afraid of being seen as one because of her wealth.
  • Alexis in Legion of Super Heroes (2006) is a bit complicated. She really is a Lonely Rich Kid, but as Phantom Girl puts it, "She takes the 'privileged but misunderstood' act to a whole new level." Bitchy to everyone but Superman, she has a pretty unforgiving jealous streak.
  • The Biskit twins from Littlest Pet Shop (2012). Coming from a rich family the twins are naturally spoiled, such as having a bunch of laptops in case one happens to get angry enough to break their current laptop. They only think for themselves and have no problem criticizing others for their fashion or friends, with seemingly no intention to apologize or take the comment back.
  • Chloé Bourgeois in Miraculous Ladybug. Her father is the mayor of Paris as well as a prominent hotelier, and she treats all her peers as if they are beneath her.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara. Both come from rich families and they often tease Apple Bloom, Scootaloo, and Sweetie Belle because they're "blank flanks." They get better in Season 5, though.
    • Rarity encounters Jet Set and Upper Crust in Canterlot. They're not only preppy rich bitches, but they're also the nauseatingly smug couple you love to hate.
    • As bad as Diamond Tiara can be, her mother Spoiled Rich is much, much worse, treating everypony she considers to be beneath her (and there are very few who she does not consider to be beneath her) like dirt, and her own daughter not much better. Getting the courage to stand up to her is what allows Diamond to spark her and Silver's Heel–Face Turn.
  • A rare male example: in Ned's Newt, the teenager Rusty McCabe. He sometimes randomly receives luxurious gifts in the middle of his classes and invokes Screw the Rules, I Have Money! something fierce. He also competes with the awkward protagonist for a girl's affections.
  • Princess Morbucks from The Powerpuff Girls (1998) definitely deserves a mention. Insanely jealous of the Girls' superpowers, she whined to her father until he got his company to build her a "super-suit". She's such an utter bitch, she literally traveled to the North Pole and put herself on Santa Claus' Nice List... and everyone else on the Naughty List, for no reason other than pure spite. Once Santa found out, he got angry and carved her name on the Permanent Naughty List.
  • Rated "A" for Awesome: Chet Flickman. His father runs the biggest company in Glickersville, and as such, he's constantly lording his money over everyone, and being a generally unpleasant Jerkass.
  • Aria of RollBots is the mayor of Flip City, is rich, and can't even remember the names of the people she knows.
  • Gem Stone from the Sabrina: The Animated Series. Paid fellow students to do everything for her (Even be her friend) and seemed to be unable to understand that they only tolerated her for her money (Even in the Christmas Carol episode where she was shown even her parents hated being around her and her nanny screaming in glee that she was finally free when Gem died).
  • Sally Fishlips and Momma from Scaredy Squirrel, both of which are already part of the show's Terrible Trio. The former is an Alpha Bitch Piranha-like Kaiju that nobody is terrified of while the latter is The Igor of the Big Bad.
  • Lady Richington from Sheep in the Big City, as her name may indicate, is a very wealthy woman. Fulfilling the "bitch" part of the trope is how she has an unreasonable hatred of Sheep and keeps beating him up with her wig unprovoked whenever she sees him, not noticing or caring that Sheep loves her poodle Swanky and Swanky loves him back.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • Montana Max is a male example. He's obscenely wealthy but uses his fortune as an excuse to pick on the other characters and make their lives miserable.
    • Roderick and Rubella Rat, as well as all the other students of Perfecto Prep. TTA really likes this trope.
  • Sasha Caylo of Titan Maximum certainly qualifies — she looks proudly smug when Palmer calls her a raging bitch.
  • Total Drama
    • A couple episodes imply that Courtney's rich or at least well-off, such as when she hires a team of lawyers to sue her way back into the competition in Action. "One Million Bucks, B.C." shows her indulging in lobster and Belgian chocolate. Also, in "The Princess Pride", Leshawna explicitly refers to Courtney as a "skinny rich girl" in her note to Harold as he was singing Courtney's princess song in the confessional.
    • Heather has mentioned coming from a rich family.
  • Cornelia Hale from W.I.T.C.H., in stark contrast with her down to earth nature in the original comics. Take a shot every time Cornelia throws back her long blonde hair and insults her friends' fashion sense and lack of popularity. Double-up if she sticks out her chest while she's doing it.


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Alternative Title(s): Rich Bastard, Rich Jerk


Muffy's peers call her out

The episode "Spoiled Rotten!" is one big sequence of this for Muffy, as her peers are finally calling her out on her spoiled attitude and behavior.

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