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Rich Kids of Tehran – New Instagram Account Going Viral | The Daily Truffle LA

Rich Kids of Tehran – New Instagram Account Going Viral

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A new Instagram account documenting the lives of Iran’s young elite reveals the extreme wealth of the newly rich. The Instagram account documents the lives of the sons and daughters of Tehran’s one-percenters. Much like the original Rick Kids if Instagram account (and E!’s #RichKids of Beverly Hills and #RichKids of New York), these 20-something Iranians have massive wealth in the form of Maseratis, Ferraris, Rolex watches, European couture and signature upright nose jobs. A second account, “Poor Kids of Tehran,” was set up by Twitter user @dshepherd1985, to combat the images. He tweeted Monday that 99 percent of Iran’s riches go to 1 percent of the population. Iran’s one-percenters have mostly accrued their wealth from corrupt practices and the black market. After the U.S. and European Union imposed sanctions on Iran in reaction to Tehran’s nuclear energy program, the rich made their living under the radar, some in unconventional ways. [US News, vocativ] @richkidsoftehran

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