“I wanna be like Bill Gates” …
Ah yes, Bill Gates, that self-made man.
The same man whose mother used to play bridge every Sunday with the wife of the President of IBM.
Bill Gates who was given access to IBM libraries to help build his O/S due to family connections
Bill Gates who was known for his despicable business practices before joining the charity circuit.
I’m not saying he wasn’t smart, but having family connections opened way more doors for him, just liked Trump’s million dollar loan from his parents or Bezo’s $300,000 loan from his parents.
Very few people build wealth from scratch – it is usually a multi-generational effort combined with being at the right place at the right time.
By concentrating wealth, it becomes harder and harder for the next generation to create wealth like these people have done. They are baldly lying to the public because they are destroying the same engines and opportunities that has let the few “nouveau riche” join the established affluent.
TL:DR; Most of the rich got that way from having opportunities due to the work ethic of their parents and those who came before them. These rich assholes are destroying the opportunities that let them become rich, so they can eliminate the competition from joining them on the Moon.