I can understand this in cases involving artists, or actors, or chefs, where the work itself is enjoyable and creative.
But why do rich politicians, bankers, finance guys, and people with stressful and shitty jobs keep working even after they acquire a shit-ton of money?
Example, guy makes 500-700million at goldmansachs, then he switched over to work as treasury secretary for the US. Now he’s getting grilled for mismanaging the bailout, conflict of interest, etc…
Why? When you make like 10-20million, your future income seems to suffer from a huge diminishing return in terms of benefit. What is another 20million gonna do? What is another 100mill gonna do? How much shit do you want to buy, and how much will you actually use and enjoy?
Guys on wallstreet are making hundreds of millions of dollars and instead of just retiring they turn into politicians and gov. workers. Obviously they do it in order to acquire more wealth and help out their buddies, but really what is the point? What’s it all for? In the end they seem to spend their money on over-priced hookers and castles they never actually get to live in.
I dont get it.