The Bottom Line is POWER. The real world elite don't need money - they can make as much as they want, and they do. They certainly pass on the $$ to the lowlings who do their dirty work, but they themselves only desire power. Power over others; slavery; control; for their "master". It's their "religion", and they are deadly serious about it.
"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa