Beverly Hills teens reveal what they think Americans make

Beverly Hills teenagers are slammed as ‘spoiled’ and ‘tone deaf’ for their WILDLY ‘ignorant’ guesses about what the average American earns (so, do YOU know the real answer?)

  • Jessica Palmadessa took to the streets of California to interview teenagers
  • She asked them how much money they thought Americans made in a year
  • The video of the teens’ ‘out of touch’ and ‘tone deaf’ responses went viral

‘Out of touch,’ ‘tone deaf’ and ‘terrible.’

These are the words that have been used to describe a group of ‘spoiled’ teenagers who were asked what they thought the average American made in a year.

Taking to the streets of one of the country’s most-privileged zip codes, California’s Beverly Hills, content creator Jessica Palmadessa sought out rich kids to answer this burning question.

And strap in, because you’re in for a wild ride.

People on the web have been left in a fit of laughter after a video of ‘out of touch’ Beverly Hills teens revealing how much money they think the average American makes in a year went viral

Content creator Jessica Palmadessa took to the streets of Beverly Hills, California, to interview teenagers

In one of her recent videos, Jessica asks four teens: ‘How much do you think the average American makes a year?’

One teen, wearing a pink dress and a pair of yellow shoes, replies: ‘Maybe like $400K, $450[K].’ 

Another’s response sent eyebrows raising as he said he thought the working class brought in ‘half a million’ a year. 

One interviewee was a bit more a realistic, estimating ‘$90,000 to $100,000.’ 

The last teen revealed she thought the average American made ‘$200,000 to $250,000.’ 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average income for an American is $54,132.

And it’s no surprise that viewers were shocked by the responses, slamming the teens for being ‘out of touch.’

‘I swear rich people live in their own world,’ one person wrote in the comments section.

She asked the rich kids how much money they thought the average American made in one year – with one of them saying $250,000 and another saying $450,000

Viewers flooded the comments section, slamming the teens for being ‘out of touch’

Another user added: ‘Are these people joking?’ 

Someone else wrote: ‘The reason why I hate rich people is not [because] of their money but because of how out of touch they are with reality, it’s not that hard to Google the news.’

‘These kids are in for a big shock when they enter the workforce,’ one comment read. 

‘This is actually really terrible,’ a fifth person wrote. 

‘Are these people really that tone deaf?’ another said, while one viewer added: ‘Spoiled children have no concept of anything.’

‘I am shocked at the ignorance here,’ someone else wrote.

‘Rich people live in a different world,’ one commenter said.

Since it was posted about two weeks ago, Jessica’s video has been viewed more than 1.4 million times. 

Many people on the web were shocked by how ‘tone deaf’ the Beverly Hills teens were

While nationally the average salary is $54,132, it is $78,672 in California.  

And while the teens of Beverly Hills may be living lavishly on their parents’ dime, working class Americans are struggling to make ends meet due to soaring inflation. 

Inflation has dropped off in the past few months, but it still remains high and currently sits at 7.1 per cent.

Across the country, according to consumer data firm Dunnhumby, one-third of households are skipping meals or reducing their portion sizes to save money. 

Researchers found that 18 per cent of the survey’s 2,000 participants noted they weren’t getting enough food to eat. 

Furthermore, 31 per cent of households have reduced their portion sizes due to empty pantries as a result of rising grocery store prices.

A post shared by Jessica Palmadessa (@jessicapalmadessa)

In addition to food costs, millions of people across the country lack a financial safety net. 

According to researchers, 64 per cent of participants admitted they wouldn’t be able to raise $400 in an emergency. 

Many have suffered due to inflation, which has caused the prices of basic goods to skyrocket – including the prices of meat and poultry up by 10.4 per cent, cereal up 15.1 per cent, and fruits and vegetables up 8.1 per cent.

Gas prices are another point of pressure for many people around the country, up nearly 60 per cent over the past year, with the cost of airfares up more than 34 per cent and the price of used cars up more than 7 per cent.

Apparel costs are up by 5.2 per cent, overall shelter costs went up 5.5 per cent and delivery services have gone up 14.4 per cent.

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