I've met many cardiologist and one of them made a little over $1,200,000 last year but he's 57 and has been doing this for a long time probably about 34 years now. I've also met a Nuerosurgeon in the USAF ( United States Air Force ) he worked with them for some 16 years before retiring. He now recieves a pension every year. He has permenant Health/Dental and he never had a single college loan because the Air Force pays for medical school. Before he retired he made ( in service ) $1,700,000 annually how you ask? He was a O-7 AKA Brigadier General which is the one star. He wasn't always a Surgeon in the air force, he used to fly a
B-52 bomber but then decided he would rather save peoples lives then end them ( or rather save peoples lives who will then in turn kill others ).
In any case I believe whatever proffession you prefer, if you have an annual sallary of +$200,000 then it doesn't matter if you make $ 1 million or a fifth of that ( $200,000 ) because after 10 years of it you'll have massed up a large amount of money that you'll find isn't the hardest thing to just *spend*.