“You always hear the phrase, money doesn’t buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it’s not really true.” — Sergey Brin, Google cofounder
So he knows basic things, and? Of course money doesn’t buy happiness! That’s a ridiculous notion and a fundamental misunderstanding of what happiness even is! But it will buy the ability to manipulate a lot of different external circumstances, which is power, and that’s what people crave, playing God. Money, enough of it anyway, let’s people play God.