Please differentiate between "amassing" wealth, which is getting wealth others create, and "creating" wealth. A person creates wealth by increasing the true value,rather than the paper value, of something. Amassing wealth, is simply taking wealth from others, often with their permission. Neither is improper but they are clearly not the same. Increasing the paper "value" of anything, but especially a stock, without reflecting true increased value is not wealth, it is dreams. John H.