I was watching Teen Cribs on MTV recently with my kids and the featured ‘Crib’ was in Las Vegas. (For those that have never heard of the show, it features a teenager that shows of the cool house he/she lives in.) This house was unbelievable. It had 52 TVs (and I thought 28 was enough… 🙂 ), a lazy river that circled the pool and hot tub, an indoor basketball court that turns into a discotheque, and more. It was the type of house I did not even know existed. It couldn’t even make you feel bad about your own house because this estate did not even seem realistically attainable by the most wealthy.
What I found most interesting was the beginning of the show where they introduce the family. To have that kind of money, I figured both parents must be high-level executives, or maybe have some job I have never heard of. However, all the show said was that the dad was a retired Physical Therapist- nothing else. Plus, this dad looked like he was around 40. There was nothing mentioned about mom, so I am going to assume that she is an heiress, royalty, prints money in the basement, or something.
I don’t know why, but I really want to know how this family attained all their wealth, as I suspect it was not all from a 15 year career in Physical Therapy. Actually, I wonder that whenever I see a large estate. We work hard in our family, watch our spending, refuse to carry a credit card balance, and are generally pretty darn cheap. However, I don’t think we can even put an inground pool in the backyard, let alone dig a lazy river around it.
As a follow-up to the show ‘Teen Cribs’, I wish they would create a new show called ‘Teen Cribs, How We Did It’. As an adult, I would find that much more intriguing. Even if the family just discloses ‘We inherited all our money from family’, it would be interesting to know. Or maybe I am just nosy…
By the way, if you want to watch this episode of Teen Cribs on Demand, the episode is titled ‘Austin 1’.