I forgot where I read this, but basically, there are four ways that you can be rich.
1. Luck. You can win the lottery, or found gold in your backyard. You are born a prince/princess.
2. Inherit. Your parent/uncle died and left you millions of dollars. You are part of class action lawsuit recipient with generous disbursement. You marry a prince/princess.
3. Work. You run a business or your company got bought and your boss gives you golden year paycheck to take early retirement. You build a kingdom to be king.
4. Smart. Do no work, have fun, and let time and money work for you.
I don't know about you, but I'm very partial to number 4. :)