The idea that all sugar daddies are rich is a stereotype and cliche. That's like saying "all johns are rich". Fact is, sometimes all a poor or needy female wants is for you to help her provide food and basic things for her children she can't afford or maybe help her afford cable television or an education or... just a place to live while she gets on her feet. It's not how rich YOU are that matters, its how POOR she is. Poor females are very open to sugardaddies of all income brackets (well, except maybe poor).
Sugar daddying young women is generally seen as "immoral behavior" but most believe that the origins of that taboo has more to do with society's hatred for "older men/young women" couples than money itself (a hatred likely invented by older women and indoctrinated into us via the mothering process).
Because of the somewhat taboo nature of sugar daddying or having a sugar daddy, most of these types of relationships are top secret and hush hush. You won't usually know that that 22 year old woman has a secret 51 year old sugar daddy who earns $60,000-$1,000,000 annually and provides for her as if she were his wife.
A young woman will usually not admit she has a sugar daddy since she knows she will be called a "whore/prostitute" and men will not admit he is a young woman's sugardaddy because he knows he will be called a "dirty old man" for dating a young woman (even if he was once a boy toy. No male is immune to that smearing).
The fact is, a young woman with an older man is the ONLY human in society who will NOT call him a "dirty old man" for admiring her beauty (older women most definately will call him that, some men might, young males most definately will, and maybe some young women will. but she won't). This makes her the only person even REMOTELY deserving to share in men's successes to begin with. Young women who don't call older men "perverts, dirty old men, letches" DESERVE the generosity of older men. Not the label tossers of society.
My sister calls sugar daddy's "buytoys" for young women.
"Every boytoy's BIGGEST dream is to grow into a young adult woman's sugar daddy's buytoy. Hopefully no older women will call him a predator or pervert. That back stabbing sucks"-Boytoy turned sugardaddy
A sugar daddy is generally being used by the 'gold-digger' for his house, cars and clothes money.