Some of the lowest earners of all the people in this country are graduates of Harvard and Yale. Everything they "make" comes from their super rich parents and from connections (that they also get from their super rich parents.) On their own, they couldn't make $100 a week. Any minimum-wage worker is a higher earner because, more often than not, s/he makes the minimum wage completely on his or her own. Making $250,000 per year in a job that was reserved for you since the day you went to grade school and that you manage to keep because of connections that were made for you, cannot possibly count as really making money. These amounts are just handouts that society offers to the children of the super rich as compensation for being born into such sad circumstances.