What do you think? We do not have to be rich to know the sad stories of some of the rich; we do not have to be spiritual to know that many have died for the Christ, And built monuments in his honour. There are millions of followers and many churches. Same with Temples and and stupors and mosques ...
So it would appear even if not to you and me, but to millions, that this Beings or children of God did something right.
In that sence those great Souls were more successful than the rich. Why do I want money? To be happy. Why do I want to be happy? What's in it for me. A peaceful life. Then is this what the Saviours taught? Seems like it.
"Victory means temporary peace.
But Peace id eternity's victory." - Sri Chinmoy.
Both success and failure are necessary imposters in the scheme of things. My goal is progress, for every day to find me, a better human being than I was the day before. Moore loving, caring, serving ...
I bid you not riches, but an abundance of inner opulence; of inner Peace. Much Love.