I am actually related to millionaires. Well.. my husband is anyway, so I'm related by marriage. My FIL's brother was a doctor, a very successful one. He married a rich woman who was left tons of money in inheritance. She's the type who has never known manual labor, ever.
Their 3 children (who aren't children anymore, they're like in their 50's) are all very successful. Their only son also became a doctor.. an anesthesiologist actually.. one of the highest paid types of doctors around. He owns a multi-million dollar house near the hospital he works for. Yeah.. that kind of rich.
One of their daughters works for the power company.. maybe not filthy rich, but she's got money.
The other daughter is a pharmacist of some sort.. but she is so rich she owns a villa in Italy... and I believe she has moved there permanently.
But I don't know any of these relatives very well at all. I've only met them a handful of times. I actually used to live with the one cousin in his multi-million dollar home. My husband was living in the guest house when I first met him, and I moved in with him there. We only saw the cousin in passing.. but I never spoke to him myself beyond the casual politeness of hello and goodbye. He seemed like a jerk to me.. well not to my face, he's refined enough to be polite to people he doesn't know. But he yelled at my husband about where my car was parked, and the fact that my car was leaking something on his driveway.. well, I'm poor and can't afford a nice car that doesn't leak!
After we moved out of the guest house we never saw him again. Except the one time we went out to use his lake house to swim.. we never went in the house, just swam in the lake, it was hardly ever in use. Well he showed up and yelled at us for being there and we never went back. Literally have not seen him since.
I met the female cousins once or twice. There was a funeral once.. and a baby shower for one of the female cousins. That was the only time I ever met the one who now lives in Italy.
The one that had a kid.. well her daughter is about 9ish.. about a year younger than my twins.. and from what I've heard and seen, the child is a monster. I met the kid at my MIL's funeral in 2010.. she was horrible! She was acting like a total brat, disrupting everything.. and she followed my daughter around like a puppy dog. My daughter couldn't stand her either.. my kids have good taste. Aunt Doris (fil's sister, so sister to the rich brother) says the child is very disrespectful.
The whole family is the worst sort of people.. snobby, and not caring about anyone but themselves. They don't speak to us unless they have to.. if we bumb into them at a funeral of some sort.. but then again they can't be bothered to show up for most funerals. Only the one cousin and her brat of a daughter showed up for MIL's funeral.. the uncle just sent flowers.