Generally because they have the new expensive and cool "toys" Not because of their personality or who they are. Really they aren't "popular." They are just being used by those around them for what they have. But their egos get the best of them and blind them to this fact.
Please do not stereotype, label, or categorize people based on their parents income because that is not always true nor is there such a thing as "popular" in school or learning environment.
I know a lot of "poor" kids/students who are well known and liked by a lot of people. I know a lot of "rich" kids/students who are usually have very few to no friends (which isn't always a bad thing). I've even seen where both types of kids/students are well known (or popular) due to things in their reputation. For example: Some kids/students are "popular" for getting into a fight with someone or multiple people. Some kids/students are "popular" for their achievements. Some kids/students are "popular" for getting pregnant at an early age- the list can go on and on (but I'm hoping you can see my point by now).
I don't think thats true. If theres a rich person in a rich school then they have more people to relate to. If theres a rich person in a middle class to poor school then they may be judged earlier as being snobby and find it harder to make friends.
society automatically assume that if your family is not as well off as everyone else, you aren't cool. "rich kids" tend to be more popular because they have more materialistic things and that's all that seems to matter in today's society. wealthier children are not always more popular than those not as fortunate as them but most of the time they are more accepted at school.
Because kids believe what they wear, interests, so called music they like, what they think of everything, things they do, the way they look, the way their posture is etc. they think it's part of the rich life is why people think rich kids are popular a rich thought he was big and tough cuz I wore a Twiztid hockey jersey to school once cuz it was cold and cuz my friends wanted to see it and he saw the name "Twiztid" and recognized it from the music me and my friends like and he decided to walk over and said "What's Twiztid supposed to mean?" in a dumb@$$ tone of voice and a friend of mine said "It's a band we like" and he's like "Why bring that $h!t here this is a no outcast zone" (it was lunch and we were eating outside and that's where the popular kids eat a lot and we took a table first and they got mad just cuz their butlers of friends weren't there first and they tried to make us move and we tolled them to go inside if they don't like us out there and they just acted like 5 year olds) and me and another friend got up and walked toward him and he got a little scared cuz when we yelled at him to leave he jumped and backed up a little bit and we were cussing out loud and they got mad and yelled "Hey don't you know cussing ain't good for people like you?" and we replied "Your cussing to so shut the hell up and mind your own business prissy." and I'm not going into more detail about that but me and my friends are the lowest form of life around my school also some pretty tough ones to over power.
Because the rich people can afford more to buy their friends, or have cool parties and stuff. I'm kind of in the poor zone.. Popular people DON'T have friends if their rude but their rich. People just get stuff from them. But being kind of in the poor zone, you get all the friends you need, and all the real ones :3.
i dont agree with this but they can buy you almost everything you want just so that way they have a friend so that is why. plus people are sometimes gold diggers. lol not me though. i like a person for who they are not because the way they look or act dress ect.. so ya. lol
When you realize that money buys you friends you will find that you actually have no friends but money. I had almost no money growing up but found a group of people who liked the same music and hobbies I did. We were all worlds apart, yet hung out all the time.