Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water, and the history of the summer really begins on the evening I drove over there to have dinner with the Tom Buchanans. Daisy was my second cousin once removed, and I’d known Tom in college. And just after the war I spent two days with them in Chicago.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby. Chapter 1, East Egg has mostly people who come from old money, or were born into their riches. Unlike the West Egg inhabitants who are mostly members of the nouveau riche, people who worked their way into their riches.