Are children a new symbol among the affluent that measures prestige?
Is it a measure of wealth and character when a celebrity goes to a third-world country and adopts children? After all, the number of children a superrich couple people can afford to raise is a matter of financial wherewithal.
Have large families among the elite become the new barometer of wealth measurement? It is turning out that way in Manhattan, according to actress Tina Fey. In a recent intervew, she told Salon.
“All over Manhattan, large families have become a status symbol. Four beautiful children named after kings and pieces of fruit are a way of saying, ‘I can afford a four-bedroom apartment and a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in elementary-school tuition fees each year. How you livin’?”