Most wealthy people wants to become wealthy to reach a certain lifestyle and after they reach that lifestyle they stop working as hard. The top richest people believe in something more, their motivation may be different, it could be ego, family, destiny, ethic, social, competition, etc. So they keep on working and accumulating. One of the Penn State University Block S Embroidered Shirt But I will love this richest people Eka Cipta (Chinese Indonesian worth about $20 billion dollars) in my country died when he was 98 years old. He was reported to having his normal day working the day before. I think that’s bad ass. Better than dying on a bed in a hospital. I’ll let you in on a little secret – money is like sex: the more of it you have, the less likely you are to obsess about it. Which is why many really wealthy people don’t live conspicuous lifestyles. It’s why the most popular car among millionaires is a pickup truck and not Mercedes/BMW/etc. For every insecure egomaniac living the lifestyle of the rich and shameless, there are a dozen living quietly – or what the late Thomas Stanley called “The millionaire next door The quiet millionaires typically live a slightly upper middle class lifestyle. They have nice homes, but not mansions. They are more likely to drive Hondas, Subarus, Volvos, Jeep Grand Cherokees, or a Ford F150. They shop at Costco, and Target. They have nice clothes, but usually avoid “designer” brands, gaudy jewelry, and other outward displays of conspicuous consumption.