My ancestors go back to Mayflower. Quite a few do. I traced them back. I know which family lines. I know what the terms of the deals were some made with those who lived here.My ancestors founded: Elizabeth, NJ, Branford, CT. _Possibly_ Newark NJ and possibly a northern part of Long Island, although I think that was a retcon history in the 19th century to prove a dubious land heritage.
So far, none did bad trade deals that I could find. I have the signatures of the indians my Elizabeth NJ ancestors signed.
So, a lot of what you’re talking about doesn’t make sense to me. I see mostly business deals in my family tree. I don’t so far have any smallpox blanket stories.
What i mean is: He can afford to have no physical possessions as all of his possessions are currency and credit.
But normal people with normal incomes need their possessions because they can’t simply buy a house when they get bored or buy materials things whenever they feel like it. They need what they have and having possessions is something you can sell when your income is low.
To someone who is a billionaire, they do not need to worry about cash flow.