Ever since man was created back in early times, being considered wealthy was looked at as a gift, an opportunity, and even a privilege. Especially nowadays, being considered wealthy or rich is looked at as a separate class from the rest of the world. Now what is considered being wealthy? According to Dictionary.com, being wealthy means someone is rich, affluent, or having great wealth. It’s no doubt that being wealthy benefits a person in a number of ways such as luxurious houses, cars, education, etc. Many times a person can be born and already be considered wealthy just as a baby. This is because of the wealthy family tree that the infant might have just been added to. Whether the family has a very successful family business or they just got extremely lucky and won a Power-ball lottery worth millions. Regardless, being wealthy permits a person to be above the middle-class and most definitely the lower class; also known as the poverty class. Now what is exactly poverty, or in other words, “the poor”? Dictionary.com describes being in poverty as a condition of having no support, no goods, and little to no money or income. Being considered poor is being at the bottom of the totem pole. Most families in this category of class barely can make it in the world, some, living pay check to pay check; that’s if they even have a job for that matter. Some people living in poverty are most likely in deep credit card debt, and even if they try to get a job, are turned away plainly for this reason alone. According to the Federal Trade Commission, an employer can decide to not hire you based on any financial information you had provided to them or any financial information they find in a background check. This in turn, makes it even harder for the poor to get out of poverty. This alone is what separates the wealthy from the poor. It’s pretty obvious that a wealthy person has amazing credit due to having the money to pay off any payments. This allows the wealthy person to have an automatic advantage over the poor person. The poor person might just be a harder and more loyal employee than the wealthy person, but since their credit check is bad, the wealthy person will end up receiving the job most likely. The advantage in this situation blatantly goes to the wealthy person just because they have more money than the poor person. Now, when it comes to the educational system, money is also a necessity that a person must have if they want to obtain a college degree. Luckily, from grade school till the end of high school is free besides the taxes that citizens pay. But if someone wants to obtain an education after the highschool diploma, they will either have to pay out of pocket most of the time or get a full-ride scholarship. A student from a wealthy family entering college will certainly have no issue paying for college and obtaining a college degree if they put forth the effort. On the flip-side, a student from a poor family might not be able to go to college mainly because they will be trying to find work as soon as possible to help out their family in poverty. The student living in poverty will look at the costs of college and openly realize they simply won’t be able to attend. Eventually, and maybe even presently, the educational system will rule out poor students, not because of their inability to compete academically, but because their lack of being able to pay for the given education. In this situation, the wealthy is once again benefiting and winning because of their high class of wealth. It seems to be that the educational system is favoring the wealthy over the poor causing a sense of inequality and conflict between the different types of classes in society. The wealthy also have a form of power over the poor. This can be looked at in many circumstances. Firstly, people in office obviously have a lot of money and are looked at as more important individuals over poor people because of their image. The wealthy members in office are looked at to be more protected than a poor person on the street. Why? Because the differences in money. Let’s say both a wealthy person and not so wealthy person gets pulled over for a DUI. If any corruption at all is present in the police officer, he or she can bribe the poor and wealthy person for money to get out of a DUI. Who will end up getting a DUI? The poor person because they can’t afford to feed the officers corruption. This situation as well shows that the wealthy person has a higher power over the poor person because of their wealth. It goes to show that the people in poverty are almost to near powerless, while the wealthy class has an incredible amount of power. This power has the ability to easily obtain precise knowledge with paid education and a number of valuables; something that the poor has to work extremely hard for in order to achieve.