Obviously STATUS SYMBOLS change over time. In the '70s, it meant having a round leopard-skin bed with a mirror on the ceiling. For some reason, that's NOT still cool today.
A new survey asked people to name the top status symbols TODAY, then compared them to a similar survey from the 1980s. Here are the top 10 status symbols today . . .
1. A fancy car.
2. A designer watch.
3. A swimming pool.
4. Flying first class.
5. Owning a second home.
6. Having a tennis court.
7. Sending your kids to private school.
8. Having a vacation home.
9. A home with electric front gates.
10. A nanny.
And only ONE of those things has stayed consistent since the '80s: Sending your kids to private school.
Here are the top 10 status symbols from the '80s . . . and they're mostly things we take for granted today.
1. A car phone.
2. A dishwasher.
3. Sending your kids to private school.
4. Having two cars.
5. Going overseas for a vacation.
6. Having a sunroom.
7. Owning a horse.
8. A color TV.
9. Diamond jewelry.
10. Having a cordless phone.
The survey also found people think a fancy house today costs at least $1 million . . . in the '80s, people thought a fancy house cost $78,000.