+134 Billionaires usually have a small number of kids, because keeping the family small helps to maintain the family fortune. amirite?

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Doubtful. If you have a billion dollars you're not going to worry about how much an extra kid costs. And it's not like your kids are entitled to any of your money outside of basic living expenses. Money gets put into trusts or it gets doled out. If anything, I would guess that strata of wealth have more children and more family because they are at liberty to support them

by Anonymous 1 year ago

No it's about the inheritance. The fortune can quickly evaporate if you have a bunch of heirs.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

I guess you didn't read what that person wrote? You are not required to give your money to your children

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Ofc they aren't entitled to an inheritance, but they will expect it.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Too bad, they don't get to decide. Your OP is implying that wealthy people would choose to have fewer kids than they would otherwise prefer, for the main purpose of wealth preservation. That idea is silly because the same goal can be achieved by simply not giving them a large inheritance You specifically mentioned billionaires too (the OP might make sense for millionaires or people with mid level wealth). A billion dollars is a huge amount of money. I can't think of any situation where a child could be considered anything but incredibly fortunate if they are "only" given a few million dollars and a privileged childhood.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Not really. Most people don't want to just keep certain kids out of inheritance just to preserve the wealth.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

What makes you think billionaires "usually have fewer kids" to preserve wealth? You're contradicting yourself by saying they would rather do the thing you claim they don't want to do.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Probably is because billionaires have access to a better education than the average person. So they make less children

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Unless they're Mormon.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Less tussle in the future

by Anonymous 1 year ago

The Saudi's just entered the conversation

by Anonymous 1 year ago

billionaires i know have huge number of children with different wives.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

That's the mentality that has the earths white population numbers plummeting….

by Anonymous 1 year ago

This guy lol. Did you know if we all just had one child each, we would effectively halve the population in one generation

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Mormons triggered rn.

by Anonymous 1 year ago