Power can undermine money
Money can buy almost everything but the power can control the owner of the money. Power can undermine money
Mikael Khodorkovsky was the wealthiest man in Russia until 2003, with a fortune estimated to be worth $15 billion. He was opposing Vladimir Putin. That cost him all his money and freedom.
He was arrested by the order of Putin and was put to be rotten in jail for 10 years. His billions did not help him because he messed with the most powerful person in Russia.
The wealthy people were not safe under Saddam or Gaddafi government either. Saddams son Uday threw some wealthy people in the tiger case
The Saudi prince Alwaleed is worth $ 19 billion. He was jailed by the Saudi Crown prince. He has been recently released after he made some deeds with the crown prince.
The power is more important than money. Money can buy apparently everything but not the power. Power can control people. Power can also control the wealthy people.
Money had existed in the world long before money came in the picture. In old age,the powerful kings captured wealthy people and took their money.
Power is far more important than money in undemocratic countries. In those countries rich people are not safe. Their money can be taken any time.
Even in the free world, the political power is more significant than money. Donald Trump can get away with everything. He is almost above the law. He can use his executive privilege whenever he wants.
However, money has an edge over power in the free world. The political power is temporary but money last. Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg are doing great. They have money and they have power. Political power is temporary in the free world. But their money power will last long.
Power is seen as authority, command, and control. Money is not just a paper bill. It is an exchange of everything.
In dictator-ruled countries and kingdoms, power is far more significant than money. But in the free world, money is sometimes more significant than money.
Money can buy you everything in life. The entire world is within your reach when you have money. Money is very significant if you live in a free country.
One quarter of world’s population live in China, where money does have significance but undermined by “power”. A billionaire in China can be jailed, even executed if he/she slightly disobeys the political system. I have figured out, power is more significant than money in China and far east countries, Arab world, Africa some Latin American countries and Russia.
Dictators and kings are controllers. When they are in power, their mentality changes over time.. They become extreme narcissists. They feel insecure and therefore want to control others.