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.


If she worked hard to earn that money I wouldn't judge her. It's not even the fact that she's rich, it's how she acts like she deserves that money. I have more respect for the cashier who is probably working hard to pay her way through the school than that spoiled brat. I have no judgments for kids whose families come from well off situations, but when they start to act like they deserve to have all that money and that they're better than poorer people is when I think badly of them. She didn't earn any of that money, her daddy did. I really hope her father starts to make her work for her allowance because the way she is acting is outrageous. Maybe if she actually had to work for something then she would learn to be a little more humble. She sounds like a spoiled rotten two year old throwing a tantrum.




Who is she and WTF cares. So you have it all, quit whining.


You should never ever judge someone on their financial status whether they are rich or poor. You never know their circumstances. I have been on both sides. I grew up very poor, but worked my but off through school and made something of myself! I do not know what happened I was not there, but I find it very hard to believe that the cashier judged her for being rich. It was probably more likely that the cashier was having a bad day and was just acting angry. I am not saying that is right, but everyone has bad days. Some days it is harder to pretend to be happy than others. If you work in an office it is easier to keep to your self and work it out, but if you have to talk to people all day it is harder. This girl also says that she does not want any attention, yet she is hamming it up for the cameras. My guess is she is a spoiled brat. Who cannot figure out why she does not fit in. She is blaming not fitting in on money, when it is probably her personality. I have lived in quite a few places and in most places the more money you have the more people want to be nice to you and like you. Just saying! She should be nice and see how far that gets her instead of assuming she is better than every one. I don't believe that many people get persecuted for having money. More often than not they get persecuted for being poor.


Those of us who come from humble circumstances should be proud of the fact that we earn our way and don't have daddy handing us money to go blow on new accessories when we could be helping the less fortunate. Guess money can't buy a sense of decency. Her family should be ashamed for raising such a spoiled brat.

@ Serena

perfect. so true. I am sure it never enters their minds to help the needy and the ASPCA.


Too bad money can't take away the ugly because DAMN. Otherwise, she has a point. People shouldn't judge others by their financial standing. She is like everyone else and I think she forgets that herself. She isn't rich. Her father is. She is a jobless college student who just happens to be lucky enough to have someone handing her money. If only we could all be so lucky. It is sad that she took such a harsh way of trying to make a point. I thought those who grew up in wealthy homes were supposed to sophisticated and well-versed. She comes across as uneducated and crude. Hopefully she'll learn something of use in college.


She was absolutely right! Why should she have to even have this discussion? And people really need to stop being so jealous! If you want money, go get it! Don't whine about her or her family having it. I don't understand that at all. i could see it if she said something stupid about trying to relate to poor people, but she didn't.

@ Funny2Me

Your argument makes zero sense. I don't think that people dislike her because she's rich, I think they or some of us look at her like what a horrible pretentious spoiled ungrateful little snot of a trust fund best that she is to (Ass)ume that anyone would give two furry little shits about what kind of bag she has or whatever! She's the one with the problem with her own status. Because she actually believes that the argument she made was a credible one when really all it proved was just how thoughtless, arrogant ignorant and sightless she really is when it comes to real people who really do struggle from day to day trying to keep thier goddamn heads above water....real people like me. It's not about jealousy, it's about how sad and pathetic is this little girl to not even realize how great a life she's got and still be so damn stupid and not at all grateful or thankful for any of it. Not to mention having any compassion for those of us, Regular working stiffs who walk around her. That's all.


What a brazen young lady! Pride cometh before the fall. I hate to tell her this but many a family have lost everything. She needs to be forced to volunteer working at a soup kitchen serving others. So happy she got her expensive purse at 70 percent off. All those things she bought that day possibly could of dug several water wells for children that have to drink contaminated water that makes them very very sick. If that were my daughter, I would of been horrified! The article told a lot of information. Her picture, her address. Does she not realize that she has put a bulls eye on her and set up herself for robbery or even worse? I guess Daddy can foot the upgraded security team.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 KJV


Ok. Im sure everyone is going to hate on me but I am far from rich but I do agree with her. She has the same rights as a poor person. Its no more ok to snub a poor person bcuz they have money yet people r upset bcuz she didnt like getting snubbed for being rich. Her father worked hard for his money. Who of us wouldnt want that and she shoukdnt have to pretend to b somone she isbt for people to like her. Im having the same problem righ now. I started dating again n people r hudging my 30 sone surgeries. I dont liok ir act like it but people r scared. Stop being so judgmental and enjoy ur life and be comfortable in ur own skin. If u dont like being poor, do something abt but dont hate on those who r. Just saying. She may have been able to handle the situation better however, we dont know how iften this happens to her so she may be jut iver it n lost control like we all have done :)

@ Tami

I meant to say foot the bill for the upgraded security team.


The young lady will never change she will be as Ass Hole all their life!!!