I used to work in Brockton, MA which is a down on its luck city of about 90,000 which is has been struggling for decades with poverty, crime, etc. As evidence of its toughness, its 2 biggest celebrities are/were boxing champs Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. When I was there I read an article about what Hagler is doing now that he’s retired. The writer followed him around his mansion on the Italian coast and described all his millionaire stuff. The difference between the 2 settings was pretty interesting.
I’m sure you’ve also seen Cribs on MTV where rock stars and rappers show off their 10 jaguars and 100 acre estates. There are a lot of super-wealthy entertainers and athletes who come from poor neighborhoods. I’m not saying they shouldn’t enjoy their wealth, but how many of them actually contribute something back to the hood other than shout-outs and occasional visits to the local elementary school?