People with top jobs who were born into money, went to the right schools and universities and know all the right people will tell you that they worked hard to get to the top. Some, if not all of them, may well be telling the truth. What they fail to accept and understand is that for every privileged person who works their way to the top there are hundreds of the "wrong sort" of people who work just as hard but because of the accident of their birth will never get the chance to be considered for the top jobs. Privilege is not about what you do, even if what you do is the best. It is about who you are and who you know.