I find it curious how the economy in EVE Online is a lot like that in real life, in almost every aspect.
Lets talk about this topic. In real life, there are several ways to get rich. But working in a regular job is not one of these. Same happens in EVE Online, you can be a miner, a missioner, a manufacturer, you say it. But one does not simply become trillionaire doing this kind of “job” or repetitive grind.
Scamming, market manipulation (for which you need a large wallet to begin with), or even meta-exploits are far more profitable as long as you don’t get banned that is.