ST Scroll Back on real-life crazy rich Asians: They ‘spend less on toilet paper’ than the poor

A Cluny Park home with gold decorative elements is featured in a publicity photo for upcoming Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, which follows the lives of the ultra-rich in Singapore.
A Cluny Park home with gold decorative elements is featured in a publicity photo for upcoming Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, which follows the lives of the ultra-rich in Singapore.PHOTO: WARNER BROS

It’s not a shock if the wealthy burn through money for homes and weddings. But it’s surprising when a study said they spend less money than you would think on a basic necessity.

They are already rich. They are growing more crazily rich.

Wealthy Asians got richer faster than anyone else in the world in 2017, according to Capgemini’s World Wealth Report.

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