Cate Blanchett’s ‘Middle Class’ Claim Confuses Fans Despite $95 Million Net Worth

Cate Blanchett's 'Middle Class' Claim Confuses Fans Despite $95 Million Net Worth

Cate Blanchett Leaves Fans Puzzled with ‘Middle Class’ Comment Despite $95 Million Net Worth

Cate Blanchett has stirred confusion among fans by describing herself as “middle class” despite having a net worth of $95 million. The 55-year-old Australian actress made the statement during a press panel at the Cannes Film Festival, where she highlighted the significance of providing refugee filmmakers with a platform to share their stories.

Acknowledging her privileged status, Cate’s self-description as “middle class” surprised many. “I’m white, I’m privileged, I’m middle class, and I think one can be accused of having a bit of a white savior complex,” she stated.

Cate Blanchett's 'Middle Class' Claim Confuses Fans Despite $95 Million Net Worth

The reaction from Australians and Americans was swift, with many expressing disbelief that someone with such wealth and a global property portfolio would consider themselves “middle class.” Comments flooded in, questioning her perspective: “Darling middle class?????”; “She’s upper class. Her net worth is 95 million”; “Middle class??”

Others humorously speculated on her reasoning: “Is she saying ‘middle class’ because she’s not in the aristocracy?! Lol what is this naming convention some people use?”; “Middle class. Yup. Ok”; “So out of touch if she considers herself middle class. Maybe middle of the road millionaire….”

However, some British commentators noted that Cate might be using the term in a distinctly British context, where class is traditionally linked to family background and heritage rather than financial status.

Cate Blanchett has stirred confusion among fans by describing herself as “middle class” despite her substantial $95 million net worth. The 55-year-old Australian actress made this statement during a press panel at the Cannes Film Festival, where she emphasized the importance of giving refugee filmmakers a platform to share their stories.

Acknowledging her privileged status, Cate’s self-description as “middle class” surprised many. “I’m white, I’m privileged, I’m middle class, and I think one can be accused of having a bit of a white savior complex,” she said.

Cate Blanchett's 'Middle Class' Claim Confuses Fans Despite $95 Million Net Worth

Reactions from Australians and Americans were swift, with many expressing disbelief that someone with such wealth and a global property portfolio would consider themselves “middle class.” Comments flooded in questioning her perspective: “Darling middle class?????”; “She’s upper class. Her net worth is $95 million”; “Middle class??” Others humorously speculated on her reasoning: “Is she saying ‘middle class’ because she’s not in the aristocracy?! Lol what is this naming convention some people use?”; “Middle class. Yup. Ok”; “So out of touch if she considers herself middle class. Maybe middle of the road millionaire….”

However, some British commentators pointed out that Cate might be using the term in a distinctly British context, where class is traditionally linked to family background and heritage rather than financial status. In the UK, “upper class” historically referred to those of the highest social rank, such as aristocrats or individuals with formal titles like duke, marquess, earl, viscount, or baron. One fan explained: “Important context is that in the UK, ‘class’ is more of a social label than a socio-economic one. Class has historically had more to do with your relationship to the aristocracy than the number in your bank account. The ‘upper class’ typically refers to people with aristocratic heritage. Those in the ‘middle class’ can absolutely be very wealthy, but if you don’t have a formal title, you still identify as ‘middle class’.”

Cate was privately educated at a Melbourne girls’ school and has become a global celebrity and Hollywood star with a net worth of $95 million. Born and raised in Sydney, she now resides in the UK, living in East Sussex with her playwright husband Andrew Upton and their four children since 2015. The couple, who married in 1997, share three sons—Dashiell, 22, Roman, 19, and Ignatius, 16—and a daughter, Edith, 8.

Cate owns a £5 million historic country estate near Crowborough, East Sussex, where she also purchased adjacent land, including a £1.5 million farmhouse with 100 acres. In 2020, she bought a £5 million eco home in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, and has been renovating the five-bedroom property. Cate and her husband also have property in Australia, including an investment home in Sydney’s CBD. Earlier this year, they sold their three-bedroom family home in Prahran, Melbourne, for over $3 million, exceeding the guide price of $2.25 million to $2.45 million.

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