If we only use money, wealth, fame, status, and power to measure the value of life, then if one day when some of these external material are changing and lost, we will be stuck and feel great pain. This is bound to happen because all things are constantly changing. Not understanding this, will be a cause of pain.
The real value of life is not only money. The real value of life lies in developing the heart, grow inner strength, to develop compassion and gain wisdom. This results in a life existence with real meaning.