In most respects, the ultra-rich live by different rules—but they use the same internet as the rest of us. Just like everyone else in their age group, the teenage and twenty-something children of Toronto’s business elite have taken to social media in general, and the photo-sharing site Instagram in particular. Browsing their public accounts is like peering through a mansion keyhole into a kind of life most of us know little about and will never lead. If your friends’ perfectly curated Facebook and Instagram pages make you want to crawl into your closet with a bottle of gin, avert your eyes. These are our very own rich kids of Instagram—the progeny of wealthy Toronto families—and their feeds are a jaw-dropping, envy-inducing cross between Vogue, Condé Nast Traveller and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
Tessa Thomson, 21
Lineage: Daughter of David Thomson, chair of Thomson Reuters (and Canada’s richest human), and his first wife Mary Lou La Prairie
Home Base: South Beach, Miami
Occupation: Student at University of Miami
Instagram Handle: tessathomson
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