One thing I noticed throughout the years is that there is normally an inverse relationship between peoples material possessions and their net worth, at least once you get above the upper-middle class segment.
Most people I knew who drove the most expensive cars and lived in the most expensive houses and purchased the most expensive imported bottles of water were the people who could barely afford it. The richest people I knew (net worth wise) normally didnt show it at all. In most cases, they actually tried to conceal their worth. The wealthiest person I know actually drives a very very used purple minivan with roll up windows...no joke
Do you guys have similar experiences?