That appears to be what the late J.P. Getty, once the richest man in the world, seemed to be thinking and he's not alone.
According to a survey by Fidelity Investments. Of 1,000 millionaires surveyed last fall, 42% said they don’t feel wealthy – and wouldn’t feel that way until they had $7.5 million in investable assets. The 58% of millionaires who did feel wealthy were also asked how much money they had when they BEGAN to feel “wealthy.” Their answer: $1.75 million. So millionaires who don’t feel wealthy say they would need $7.5 million to feel wealthy, while those who do feel wealthy need only $1.75 million.
via DG Country Prep.