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The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People 

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Updated October 14, 2019 3.1k votes 805 voters 45.3k views 36 items

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

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 121

Network: The CW Television Network

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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

Premiered: 1981

Number of Seasons: 9

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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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Billions is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff

Premiered: 2016

Network: Showtime

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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Succession is listed (or ranked) 4 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 Crown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby

Premiered: 2016

Network: Netflix

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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Revenge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp, Gabriel Mann

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 44

Network: American Broadcasting Company

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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

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 25

Network: ITV

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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The Fresh Prince of Bel-... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro

Premiered: 1990

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 148

Network: NBC

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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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 9 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 O.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 92

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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Entourage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 96

Network: HBO

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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 68

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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 Royals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park

Premiered: 2012

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90210 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 114

Network: The CW Television Network

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Ballers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington

Network: HBO

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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Scream Queens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Billie Lourd
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Arrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 170

Network: The CW Television Network

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray

Premiered: 2015

Network: FOX

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maise... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein

Premiered: 2017

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: Amazon Video

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Boys Over Flowers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong

Premiered: 2009

Network: KBS2

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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Susan Bertolini added Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy

Premiered: 1978

Number of Seasons: 14

Number of Episodes: 357

Network: CBS

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Élite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
OdinFT added Miguel Herrán, Aron Piper, Mina El Hammani

Premiered: 2018

Network: Netflix

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis

Premiered: 1998

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 94

Network: HBO

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Grand Hotel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Demian Bichir, Roselyn Sanchez, Denyse Tontz
Grand Hotel (ABC, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Spanish TV series. Charismatic Miami Beach hotel owner Santiago Mendoza (Demian Bichir), his second wife (Roselyn ...more
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Famous in Love is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Rich People
Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins, Keith Powers
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