Hetty Green, known as the "witch of Wall Street," was the richest woman in the world at the time of her death because of her investments on Wall Street. She was miserly and difficult to work with, thus earning her the title. She lived in cheap boarding houses, wore rags, and rode around town in a carriage that had once been used as a hen house.
Hetty died rich, but friendless. She had invested her life into things that didn't last. Solomon warned us in Proverbs 11:4 "Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death."
Andrew Carnegie, who amassed a fortune of over 400 million dollars, ended up giving 99.5% of it away. He said about it, "The man who dies rich, dies disgraced." All of us are rich in friendships, possessions, and time. How are we investing it?