“It’s not now much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.”
You could make a million dollars today, but if you squander it tomorrow, it really doesn’t matter a whole lot that you made the million. The real strength is in rationing or what most of us call budgeting said money.
Coming from “old money” means a lot more than some guy made money and held onto it for a few generations, it means he made the money, and multiplied it across the generations. He (or she for that matter) made it work for them. Make money work for you, don’t be a slave to it.