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Well, like you said, Canterlot seems like a very noble place to live in Equestria and i bet living there is quite expansive. I am sure Twis parents have very lucrative jobs, like lawyers, doctors or scientists. So yeah, i think the Sparkle family is quite rich.

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At least her family is fairly well off, and is definitely of the upper class (which doesn't necessarily mean rich, as poor upper class is definitely a thing that happens). Other points towards that theory: Twilight had a *Princess* as a foalsitter, prior to her being Celestia's personal student. Shining Armour powered through the military hierarchy at astonishing speed, which in RL would require a lot of political-style backing. I think there's others, but they're skipping my mind right now.

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for the books, she may (or who knows) been given to twilight from celestia, or her parents have really good jobs. i wouldnt say shes rich though *shrugs* thats just me :P

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What is this "was" stuff. Did they suddenly lose all their money in a housing scheme?  I would say they are probably very well off, considering she and her family lived in Canterlot. The books may have been gifts from Celestia, but considering her love of reading, I am sure she had many well before Celestia took notice of her. Now that she is a princess, she is even more well off.

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Twilight actually is dirt poor, and robs stuff offscreen using her title, and OP main character powers.

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Well I dunno about "rich", but pretty wealthy! Definitely not as rich as the Rich family, that's for sure! Back when Twilight's mom supposingly "made the Daring Do books" in one of the chapter books, even though that's definitely not true anymore, perhaps she makes alot on the books she writes and publishes, which might explain why Twilight likes reading so much!

 

Hey does Spike or Starlight get some of that money Twilight gets now? I'm sure at least Spike does from working in her castle, but what does Starlight make for a living?

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I personally don't think she is rich. I think her family is rich as hell, I think Celestia's rich as hell, but I think that Twilight is basically sponsored by Celestia. I think everything she does is paid for by Celestia, so in a way she is rich, but I don't think she has a fortune of bits. I'm sure she gets her room and board covered by Celestia and then a stipend of bits to "play around with."

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Maybe not creme of la creme, but I'm pretty sure the Sparkle family is quite wealthy. It may apply to human Twi also, judging by her definitely-not-mansion house :dash:

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We saw what was presumably her room in A Canterlot Wedding, in one of her flashbacks to Cadance foalsitting for her. Twilight playing with Smarty Pants in a room, Cadance coming in... And the thing is, that room was pretty dang big and fancy in terms of architecture. If that's her bedroom at home, well. Seemed pretty fancy to me.

 

...But on the other hand, if we take the comics as canon, we've seen their house (in the arc that tells the story of how Cadence and Shining Armor met, and more recently in the Christmas special) and it looked like an ordinary middle class home.

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I bet she came from a well-to-do family. The fact that she never really worried about money at all tells you something. also, her baby sitter was a future princess. Still, Twilight had never been to the grand galloping gala, so her family wouldn't have royal connections, but certainly were well off.

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I have a feeling that the residence Twilight lived in during her time in Canterlot was given to her by Celestia what with being the latter's student, yet it seems Celestia hasn't paid much attention to it either since the place has seen better days. As for Twilight's parents, we're not really sure what kind of residence they have since we've never seen it before and both have only made minor cameo appearances over the years.

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I have a feeling that the residence Twilight lived in during her time in Canterlot was given to her by Celestia what with being the latter's student, yet it seems Celestia hasn't paid much attention to it either since the place has seen better days. As for Twilight's parents, we're not really sure what kind of residence they have since we've never seen it before and both have only made minor cameo appearances over the years.

See my post, we may have seen part of it in the show (and we've definitely seen it in the comics)

We saw what was presumably her room in A Canterlot Wedding, in one of her flashbacks to Cadance foalsitting for her. Twilight playing with Smarty Pants in a room, Cadance coming in... And the thing is, that room was pretty dang big and fancy in terms of architecture. If that's her bedroom at home, well. Seemed pretty fancy to me.

 

...But on the other hand, if we take the comics as canon, we've seen their house (in the arc that tells the story of how Cadence and Shining Armor met, and more recently in the Christmas special) and it looked like an ordinary middle class home.

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Twilight's family, they definitely seem like they are rich, not really, really rich but definitely up there. Twilight herself is I feel not as rich, more middle class than her parents who are (like people have said before) more low-upper class 

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Her parents were probably well off. When she moved to ponyville they don't seem to have taxes so Celestia was probably funding her.

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If talent alone was the sole entry requirement for Celestia's school, Starlight Glimmer would definitely have been able to go.  I'd say Twilight's family is definitely at least Upper Middle Class/Senior Civil Service & maybe nobility and/or rich.

 

Shining Armor getting to be a guard officer (instead of enlisted) & Cadance being Twilight's foalsitter confirm this.

 

But just because her family has money/influence doesn't mean she did before becoming an Alicorn

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It seems they were wealthy at the very least. Living in Canterlot on its own seems to be no small feat, but this makes me wonder what her parents did to acquire such wealth.

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As far as I've seen Cantarlot has high class ponies almost everywhere, but yeah I actually thought she was at some point rich when she lived with her parents but I dont think she's rich now.. with living in ponyville and all 

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Yes indeed. Her brother becomes the leader of the castle guards and she is the personal student of Celestia. And also, she was going to the school for gifted unicorns which is expensive too.

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I don't think she was super rich. More of a selected pony to do great things, like a celebrity that is too young to have access to the wealth of the parents pushing their kids to be the very best because they failed themselves.

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On 2017-03-01 at 11:11 AM, Storm Striker said:

Twilight's family, they definitely seem like they are rich, not really, really rich but definitely up there. Twilight herself is I feel not as rich, more middle class than her parents who are (like people have said before) more low-upper class 

Not sure about that. I mean, they were overjoyed that Twi passed a surprisingly difficult entrance exam (so thinking scholarship there?) and jumped at the chance of a free zep cruise from Iron Will. All sounds very middle class civil servant to me (the whole thing about having a princess as a foalsitter not withstanding....)

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If Twilight was rich, then she didn’t show her wealth. The castle was the only thing besides the plates or something that looked expensive, and that just grew out of the ground as a promotional ad  gift.

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