One of my good friends at Google always said that money was a scoreboard for how much value you've provided to others. Money, for me, is not a means to an end. I don't focus on accumulating more. It's a tool that allows me to help other people and provide for my family.
That said many people are not able to make ends meet and are looking for the fastest way to achieve their wealth goals. If you want to be wealthy the easiest way to do it is to find a profession or job that makes the most other people wealthy.
I know zero people that have made someone else a millionaire that are not a millionaire themselves. Now note this is different than being an employee for a large corporation. It's about you providing a service or business to others that makes other people wealthy. If you do this well then you will have as much money as you need.
Real estate is a great vehicle for accomplishing this goal because it allows investors to use leverage and it is very tax advantageous for wealthy people. When I was getting started, and still to this day, I focus all my efforts on getting investors back their money asap so they make more money. In return I make more money because they then invest in my next deal.
When you focus on yourself and making as much money as possible it doesn't work out well in the long run. You end up hurting others by trying to accumulate as much cash as possible. Play the long game.