Rachael Sacks, Rich College Student, Slams Poor People For Making Her Feel Bad

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Rachael Sacks, a 20-year-old Manhattan college student, has ruffled some feathers online with a blog post in which she embraces her family's affluence.

The article's unabashed title, "I’m Not Going to Pretend That I’m Poor to Be Accepted by You,” gives you an indication of where she's coming from with this.

“I’m not one of those people who try to be poor to relate to people,” she writes.

Rachael Sacks Photo

“I am sorry I was born into great financial circumstances and my father likes to provide for me. I am sorry I don’t have to go to a state school to save my parents money."

"What do you want from me?”

What sparked this defense of her privileged upbringing, which landed her on the cover of the New York Post - which she embraced with the same unapologetic attitude?

Rachael Sacks said she was snubbed by a cashier and customer at a Gristedes grocery store as she held a “big a** shopping bag” from the Mulberry sale she’d just attended.

“What the f--k? Could they not be that obvious?" Sacks said.

"I should have stopped at my apartment and put my bags down then if they were going to judge me like that. And I got my purse at a 70 percent discount so they can f--k off."

Sacks had to know she would spark an online rage-fest with her essay about how all the rest of us will just have to effing deal with her being a pampered daddy’s girl.

Saturday, standing at the entrance of her daddy-funded Christopher Street apartment, Sacks (above) seemed to bask in the attention she swears she doesn't want.

She later went on to say that “people shouldn’t make others feel bad about their own personal finances,” and that in the end, this says more about those who are jealous.

“It just seems really petty and makes you look bitter and unhappy with your own life if you are casting nasty glares at college girls in Gristedes because you’re a cashier.”

Ouch. What do you think of Rachael's commentary?

Does she have a point about people giving her a hard time for no reason? Or do you think that she should be a bit more humble here? A little of both?

Share your take in the comments below.


the wealthy should be looked up to as an ideal to obtain, not looked down on because they have nice things. That said, Uncle Ben was right, she may have gotten it but the whole getting all sorts of bent out of shape about it is morally reprehensible #aristotlesethics




I don't know this girl deeply but based on the story it seems like she really got hard time for nonsense. lol.
Come on people, even if we're poor, and the rich is not a social gifter, why should we have a negative sentiment to the rich?? Treat everyone fairly.
Not just the rich, I'm sure a poor people can also be a mean person sometimes.


She's just reflecting inside what she looks like on the outside.


I agree: if she was my daughter, I'd be looking for somewhere to hide. I could buy this if she were twelve, but at twenty?
I guess it just goes to prove that there really are things money can't buy -- like parents who care what kind of person their kid's turning into.


Clueless, totally clueless!!!


Um...if she's so rich why doesn't she have time to get a manicure? I mean, look at her nails! Also, you'd think you'd do something about your acne problem around your mouth.
Though I agree with her that you shouldn't snub anyone - rich or poor, for any reason.


Well said! Perhaps the cashier was responding to her terrible attitude & personality rather than her shopping bags. If one of my kids went online & said the things she has I would be so embarrassed. Her Dad should be humiliated. She is a reflection of how she was raised.


To be completely honest, good for her. Someone was judging her for what she had. By saying she can't defend herself for having such background is creating a double standard. Some are privileged, some are not. Worry about yourself and what you have. The moment you realize your neighbor has it better, is the moment you become unhappy. I don't think she thinks she deserves it (having a big ego) nor do I think she handled it well. She's just a rebellious teen who won't change who she is for the comfort of others. All this assuming that the cashier started it by making a prejudgemental remark.


All everyone ise doing is giving her what she wants. Gratifying her overblown ego with all of the Internet/media attention.