upper class



Social class that can be distinguished from the classes beneath it (middle class and working class) by its influence, power, and wealth. Commonly only one percent or less of the population belongs to the upper class but it often controls one-third to two-thirds of the national wealth.

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  • You can tell a lot about an individual based on what social class they belong to, such as the upper class, millionaires, CEOs, and other societal elites.

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  • You should try to cater your product to the upper class so that you can charge a higher price for each item.

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  • The upper class was our target market as we felt they had the extra income to spend on our luxury goods.

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