As a result, of their wealth and power, the upper class is the modern-day bourgeoisie. Whether, it’s “old money” or “new money”, their immense wealth, provides them with high educational attainment and high-status jobs with higher salaries. Their children are sent to private schools and Ivy League colleges. Through, their social network, they’re able to obtain private ownership of property. As noted, they yield much of the nation’s wealth, even though, they compose about 4% of America’s population. influencing political and economic power, which often times, affects the vulnerable, social classes. Allows them to distance themselves from the lower social classes,.