While I think it likely that NoI has lots of low-income members, it also has some celebrity and wealthy members. There are also a bunch of people who keep their connection with NoI "on the down low". One personal example: there's a man who I worked with for years, an executive at the company I work for. When his mother died, I went to her funeral, since he and I were friends. The eulogy was given by an NoI minister. Up to that point, he had never mentioned a NoI connection. Just like I had never mentioned any Scn past to anyone at work, even when I was still "in". Even to friends. I had learned early on (around my first year), that mention of Scn was NOT something you wanted people to know about at work.