Earned???? They’ve never worked a day!!
Incredibly it is considered perfectly alright to be an adviser in a company and earn millions. It makes a mockery out of ‘working’ for a living.
I think it is corrupt to go from the government or civil service into an advisory role on grotesque salaries – especially if it is using contacts to gain unfair advantage or to use inside knowledge to help them evade tax. It’s verging on treason.