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The Amazing Wealth As Shown On Teen Cribs. How Do They Do It?

April 27, 2010 · 83 comments

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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’.

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Money Reasons April 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I’ve seen a few of those shows, they just depress me 🙁

I just want 1 big screen LCD TV…


Kris April 28, 2010 at 8:36 am

I get more depressed when I see more reasonably sized homes because these estates just seem so unattainable.

When I walk on the treadmill, I watch all kinds of home shows and it is amazing what people spend on their houses. I was excited because I bought a bakers rack for my kitchen last week! I too often eye an LCD TV for the living room, but I can’t justify another tv, and we only have 2. I guess my kids are deprived and we need to buy 50 more.


The Biz of Life April 30, 2010 at 12:06 am

These types of shows will rot your brain. Best to stay away from them. And by all means, don’t let the kids watch. They send the wrong message.


QUALITY STOCKS UNDER 5 DOLLARS April 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Its really amazing to think what some chlid stars are paid. The money received is really not theirs until their eighteen years old this opens up the potential for financial abuse by parents or guardians.


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