At the time, our high school was one of Israel's more prestigious ones, collecting talented children from all over central Israel into a hard science / technology curriculum. If it sounds like I'm boasting, I'm not: in retrospect, and as an adult, I think it would have been much better for me to attend a local school that reflected society more loyally than the artificial environment of my select school. A school where you didn't need to be shows pictures in order to learn what female humans look like. Regardless, my high school doesn't exist anymore for reasons eluding me.
Back to my rich friends that can afford spending so much money on a single football game (not to mention the cost of getting to and staying at London, where the game will take place). Of the seven high school colleagues of mine that I know about with moderate plus levels of certainty, I think it is safe to say I'm the least financially well off (or at least somewhere near the bottom end of the scale). This is the direct result of me moving to Australia and choosing a relatively safe career path in a country where a technology industry simply doesn't exist. Us Aussies dig stuff from the ground, we don't need brains.
Of us seven, two are calling Australia home (yours truly included), one seems to be currently residing in the USA judging by his blog (although I don't know how permanent that arrangement is), and at least one other had himself relocated to the USA from work for a few years' duration. It is clear Israel is not doing a particularly good job securing its talent.
Of us seven there is one guy who is rumored to have become a millionaire. Not surprisingly, he is one of those to attend Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. What may surprise some is the fact this guy had lower grades back in our high school age, which goes to say a lot about the correlation between doing good in your studies and having a successful career later. In my [unreliable] opinion, his success is the result of choosing to work for a small company that ended up being sold for a lot of money to a bigger company. Most such small companies don't get anywhere; he seems to have picked himself a good one. And he was probably very lucky, too.
That's what you need in order to attend a 2000GBP football game.
P.S. Don't ruin the point of this post by asking me about the other colleagues attending with him; I don't know their detailed stories.
Image by Martin Pettitt, Creative Commons license