Some of us have been around people and experienced things that make this seem not quite as wacky as it should in a perfect world. Being around the ultra-wealthy is not as pleasurable an experience as you might imagine, especially in retrospect.
The older you get, the more you realize that success and influence in many, many fields accrues from family influence. It's way more important than anything else in determining what happens to you as you go along.
Oh, and no slights intended toward oil barons, everyone with too much till in the bank acts the same way.
Wish I had a dad like that!!