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They say money is the root of all evil and that may be why TV shows about rich people are so fascinating to those of us without it. For those who don't have it and for the lucky ones who do, money can create some serious problems. When TV shows feature the rich, one of the clearest aspects of their lives is that they have many of the same problems the rest of the world does. Whether it's their relationships, legal troubles, or simply not being able to afford the 75 foot yacht, rich people have their problems too.

Looking back through the years, there have been plenty of TV shows about rich people with some topping the charts of critical and audience acclaim. Shows like Arrested Development hilariously examine the lives of rich people who are seeming up to no good while other series like Downton Abbey are less about the money and more about the role of money in society. Whatever genre interests you, there's bound to be a recommendation or two on this list that are certain to entertain. For more recommendations, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows and movies you think are missing!

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece. It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ...more

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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Gossip Girl Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, ...more

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The Royals is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
The Royals Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park The Royals (E!, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Mark Schwahn. Helena (Elizabeth Hurley) is the matriarch of a fictional contemporary British royal family who must ...more

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90210 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
90210 Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord 90210 is an American teen drama television series, developed by Rob Thomas, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, that aired on The CW from September 2, 2008 to May 13, 2013. It is the fourth series in the ...more

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Big Little Lies Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more

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Billions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Billions Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby ...more

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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Dynasty John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. The series, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling, ...more

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Succession is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Succession Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin Succession (HBO, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Jesse Armstrong. When the aging patriarch (Brian Cox) of a global-media conglomerate decides to not retire, a power ...more

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Odd Mom Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Odd Mom Out Jill Kargman, Andy Buckley, K.K. Glick

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Famous in Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Famous in Love Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, Keith Powers Famous in Love (Freeform, 2017) is an American drama television series based on the book with the same name, written by Rebecca Serle. Paige Townsen (Bella Thorne), an ordinary college student, ...more

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Guilt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Guilt Daisy Head, Emily Tremaine, Cristian Solimeno Guilt is a British/American mystery drama television series that premiered on Freeform on June 13, 2016. An American college student living in London becomes the prime suspect in her roommate's ...more

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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Scream Queens Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd Scream Queens (Fox, 2015) is an American comedy horror television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan. The semi-anthology series centers on characters being terrorized ...more

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Ballers Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington Ballers (HBO, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Stephen Levinson. Former football superstar Spencer Strasmore (Dwayne Johnson) tries to find success as a financial ...more

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, ...more

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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Revenge Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann Revenge is an American primetime television series that airs on ABC, starring Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp, which debuted on September 21, 2011. During its first season it aired on ...more

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Entourage Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon Entourage is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on July 18, 2004 and concluded on September 11, 2011, after eight seasons. The series was created and largely ...more

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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
The O.C. Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on the Fox network in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. The ...more

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Arrested Development Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
The Crown Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Sex and the City Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis Sex and the City is an American television romantic sitcom created by Darren Star and produced by HBO. Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, the original run of the show had a total of 94 episodes. ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon, 2017) is an American television series, created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Rachel Brosnahan as a housewife in the 1950s who decides to become a ...more

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The Forsyte Saga is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
The Forsyte Saga Damian Lewis, Ioan Gruffudd, Rupert Graves In 2002, the first two books and the first interlude of John Galsworthy's trilogy The Forsyte Saga were adapted by Granada Television for the ITV network. Additional funding for this production ...more

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright House of Cards is an American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel ...more