How the student sons of China's super rich show off their wealth

By James Gordon

Published: 06:56 GMT, 21 November 2014 | Updated: 08:08 GMT, 21 November 2014

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As wealth among China's elite appears to be growing at an astonishing pace, many billions of dollars are being sent out of the country.

A significant amount is ending up in the United States and in the hands of the children of wealthy Chinese youngsters who are sent over to get an American education.

With their Eastern promise comes a wealth and a showiness that their counterparts back home may find uncomfortable.

But with the freedoms of the First World and the laid-back feel of California, many Chinese students are living their own American Dreams behind the wheel.

Hundreds drive luxury cars like Maseratis and Ferraris. A good number wouldn't be out of place among Beverly Hill's Rich Kids. 

Their wealth can be seen at discreet private parties and also online in special interest meetups an online groups where the boys only have only one other interest on their minds (apart from their flash sports cars) ...to pick up girls.

As wealth among China's elite appears to be growing at an astonishing pace, many billions of dollars are being taken sent of the country and ending up on California's roads

As wealth among China's elite appears to be growing at an astonishing pace, many billions of dollars are being taken sent of the country and ending up on California's roads

A significant amount is ending up in the United States where the children of the wealthy Chinese are sent to get an American education but their home comforts are never far behind. A luxury car is they it works if you're to find someone who can keep up with your lifestyle

A significant amount is ending up in the United States where the children of the wealthy Chinese are sent to get an American education but their home comforts are never far behind. A luxury car is they it works if you're to find someone who can keep up with your lifestyle

Wealthy Chinese obsessed with showiness end up buy ostentatious luxury cars in an effort to impress a potential mate

Wealthy Chinese obsessed with showiness end up buy ostentatious luxury cars in an effort to impress a potential mate

With the freedoms of the First World and the laid-back feel of California many Chinese students are living their own American Dreams

With the freedoms of the First World and the laid-back feel of California many Chinese students are living their own American Dreams

With their Eastern promise comes wealth and a showiness that their counterparts back home may find uncomfortable

With their Eastern promise comes wealth and a showiness that their counterparts back home may find uncomfortable

Hundreds drive luxury cars like Maseratis and Ferraris. A good number wouldn't be out of place amongst Beverly Hill's Rich Kids

Hundreds drive luxury cars like Maseratis and Ferraris. A good number wouldn't be out of place amongst Beverly Hill's Rich Kids

China's luxury cars are not only puffing up in size but in quantity as well. Bentley alone saw its export sales double this year to 1,839 units, in direct correlation with the spike in the number of China's super-wealthy

China's luxury cars are not only puffing up in size but in quantity as well. Bentley alone saw its export sales double this year to 1,839 units, in direct correlation with the spike in the number of China's super-wealthy

This past year, China's billionaire class more than tripled in size from 82 to 271 while the country now boasts around 960,000 millionaires, up from 85,000 fewer than two years ago

The United States has always been infamous for its gas-guzzling behemoths of luxury cars - the Cadillac Escalade, the Denali. China's super-rich demand a new breed of monster-sized motors

The United States has always been infamous for its gas-guzzling behemoths of luxury cars - the Cadillac Escalade, the Denali. China's super-rich demand a new breed of monster-sized motors

Chinese customers love their big cars. All the brands are making cars more specific for the Chinese market and the ladies seem to love it!

Chinese customers love their big cars. All the brands are making cars more specific for the Chinese market and the ladies seem to love it!

Chick magnet! Their wealth can be seen at discreet private parties and also online in special interest meetups an online groups where the boys only have one interest in mind (apart from their cars) ...to pick up girls

Chick magnet! Their wealth can be seen at discreet private parties and also online in special interest meetups an online groups where the boys only have one interest in mind (apart from their cars) ...to pick up girls

Back home: Shanghai currently houses over three million registered vehicles, a number which increased almost 9% from a year earlier - but the traffic is so bad that they can't drive very far or particularly fast before getting stuck in a jam!

Back home: Shanghai currently houses over three million registered vehicles, a number which increased almost 9% from a year earlier - but the traffic is so bad that they can't drive very far or particularly fast before getting stuck in a jam!

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