What are examples of elites?

I am doing a summer assignment for my AP Government and Politics class. I have to make an outline and I came across the term elite and was wondering if there were any specific examples.

I know elites are people who possess a disproportionate share of a valued source.

Could some examples be capitalists, corporate leaders, top military officers, or elected officials? Thanks so much

Update:

Just to clarify I am going to be a sophmore in High School so I don't have that much knowledge of Politics

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  • 1 decade ago
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    nunciation: \ā-ˈlēt, i-, ē-\

    Function: noun

    Etymology: French élite, from Old French eslite, from feminine of eslit, past participle of eslire to choose, from Latin eligere

    Date: 1823

    1 a singular or plural in construction : the choice part : cream <the elite of the entertainment world> b singular or plural in construction : the best of a class <superachievers who dominate the computer elite — Marilyn Chase> c singular or plural in construction : the socially superior part of society <how the elite live — A P World> <how the French-speaking elite…was changing — Economist>

    {d : a group of persons who by virtue of position or education exercise much power or influence <members of the ruling elite> <the intellectual elites of the country> e : a member of such an elite —usually used in plural}

    <the elites …, pursuing their studies in Europe — Robert Wernick>

    2 : a typewriter type providing 12 characters to the linear inch

    — elite adjective

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Nicky Hilton family. the Kennedies. Kobe Bryant. The top 5% of income earners in the countyr. In other countries, the largest land owners. They like to stay well under the radar of the media.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Bilderberg members

    All the homo-satan worshippers at Bohemian Grove

    The Federal Reserve bankers

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  • Barack "millhouse" Obama

    Nancy "Stretch" Pelosi

    Harry "the body odor" Reid

    Hillary "Rotten" Clinton aka "her thighness"

    BJ Clinton

    John Kerry

    All elitist snobs.

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