poor person is not the one who simply does not have money. The poor person is the one who does not have confidence in his self worth and if you would give money to him he would try to preserve it by spending as little as possible in order to feel safe or the opposite, he would start spending it in order to feel like a rich person! Such a person identifies wealth and abundance only with having money and material possessions, and in order to feel and consider himself rich he must have material goods. And because this is not so simple (to possess many material goods), such a man automatically deems he is not rich which means he is poor or at best mediocre or "normal" . So for the poor person, the external conditions determine the internal.
The truly rich has overcome this identification with matter and does not need to have money to feel wealthy and abundant. The rich feels wealth & abundance as joy, as creative energy inside of him and as a sense of personal power and comfort to be completely "himself", meaning to feel comfortable in all situations. He thus has absolute confidence (self esteem).
So the rich will usually invest the money because the money for him is a means of exchanging energy and not an end. The fact is that the truly rich man is more psychologicaly intrested for his business and his activities rather than for money. The fact that makes money is simply the reward, the athlete's medal, but the real athlete has not become an athlete to collect medals! The real athlete has another goal, he likes his sport, the competition, he is glad for the energy of the games, in short he rejoices in what he does, he likes very much the action itself !
The truly rich man even if there are no more money in the world He is rich and lives (even if only inside of him) like a king !!! Even if money is removed from the world he will again create businesses! Why? Because he likes to be alive, to be in action, he likes the proccess of creation, the realization of some goals and dreams. The poor man thinks about and basically depends on money and material possessions to feel important or "successful" (or to feel unimportant and a "failure" if there is lack of money) and is constantly focused around the money and the external things connected to his self image ... "I have, I dont have, I have, I dont have" - that is identifying success in life and one's own value with money. This is the poverty program. Such a man admires or curse the rich (and he is internaly jealous).