8 Sports Only Rich People Play

When you’re fabulously wealthy, you don’t slum it on the basketball court or the baseball diamond; sports involving balls made from animal hides are for poor people. Instead the world’s elite dedicate their time to more extravagant pursuits that involve riding said animals or using lots of pricey equipment. Here are eight sports that we’re guessing you’re probably too poor to play.


Let’s face it; a lot of rich people are old. It takes time to build up those fortunes! So what better way for a wealthy old white guy to spend a day than riding around on a golf cart, throwing back drinks and occasionally getting out to whack a ball with some really expensive sticks?

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Golf has long been known as a favourite pastime of the wealthy. The fees are high, the clubs are pricey, and skill comes only with practice and/or professional lessons which can cost you an arm and a leg. While professional golf organizations claim to want to promote inclusivity within the sport, famous old rich white guy Donald Trump, who owns a number of golf courses, thinks that only rich people should be allowed to play golf, and that everyone else should just work hard and “aspire to play eventually.”