Another corollary from Kiyosaki which i read in one of his books offering another perspective is why climb? Shouldn't you be working on building your own ladder/pyramid? What he really meant is building up our own financial assets so we can be free instead of living in fear of shit coming down.
Also the person on top may not necessary be free of shit either. President/Prime Minister have to answer to the voting masses. Boss of a company has to rely on customers.