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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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Gossip Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Dynasty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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90210 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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The Royals is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Succession is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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The O.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Billions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff Billions (Showtime, 2016) is loosely based on the activities of crusading federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Bobby "Axe" Axelrod ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more

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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Filthy Rich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Delta Burke, Slim Pickens, Forrest Tucker Filthy Rich is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from August 1982 to July 1983. Starring Dixie Carter and Delta Burke, the series satirized prime-time soap operas such as Dallas and Dynasty.

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Boys Over Flowers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Kim So-eun, Ku Hye-sun, Kim Hyun-joong Boys Over Flowers is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon and Kim So-eun. It aired on KBS2 from January 5 to March 31, 2009 on ...more

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NYC Prep is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
NYC Prep NYC Prep is an American reality television series on Bravo. The series debuted on June 23, 2009. The series follows six Manhattan teenagers in their daily lives as they attended events such as ...more

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Vanderpump Rules is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Lisa Vanderpump, Jax Taylor, Tom Sandoval Vanderpump Rules is an American reality television series airing on Bravo, featuring The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Lisa Vanderpump in the title role and her staff at ...more

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis This show 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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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Odd Mom Out is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Jill Kargman, Andy Buckley, K.K. Glick

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The Forsyte Saga is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Richie Rich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Rene Auberjonois, Jeannie Elias, Pat Fraley Richie Rich is an animated television series produced by Harvey Films, Saban Entertainment, Film Roman, Universal Studios, and distributed by Claster Television. It aired for one season, and ...more

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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Famous in Love is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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

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Guilt is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell Arrow is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisberg, based on the DC Comics character. Five years after being stranded on a hostile ...more

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
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