Upper class

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Portrait of the family Fagoga Arozqueta, about 1730. Painter unknown. The family was part of the upper class in Mexico City, New Spain.

Upper class is an idea in sociology. It refers to the group of people at the top of a society. Members of an upper class often have great power over resources and governmental policy in their area. Multimillionaires and billionaires are part of the upper classes. These people frequently have yachts, several mansions, take several vacations per year because they tend to have more leisure time and disposable income, etc.

Career titles with upper class incomes include


Definitions vary, but generally in most places in North America, the upper class income range is anything above $122,400 per year.

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