You can't earn "respect" with the money and qualification you have, alone. You may belong to a so-called high society, or your family and relatives may be well known to the society. You may be speaking multiple languages, must be having multiple degrees. But if you don't know how to respect others, than all your knowledge and degree is of no use.
You must be happy to introduce someone who belongs to a higher class or from a well known family. In that same zeal you must be ready to welcome someone who has nothing other than himself/herself. You just need a little more hard work and luck to stride a gold in life rather than friendship with so call high society people. We are living under the same sun, its by luck that someone got fame and recognition with less hard work. So you should never underestimate someone.