When I was a kid, and I saw a rich and successful guy (Li Ka Shing) on TV, my parents would say "If you work hard and work smart, you'll be successful too." So I aspired to do that.
Why do so many people cut down successful people? Successful politicians, businessmen, and even actors/singers are derided. An old Confucian quote goes "When finding oneself in envy of great men, aspire to be great".
Men who have achieved great power, wealth, or success in history are often hated by many. Ghandi (ask whoever shot him), Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Bill Clinton, George Bush, and the local guy who wins a sports trophy.
Not everyone says they are bad. Some say things like "Why are people making a big fuss about some stupid Olympics medals?" or "He probably bashed up everyone to become successful". Some might resort to violence, like in Indonesia when hundreds of Chinese and Singaporeans were murdered in a riot. Or in Nazi Germany when successful Jewish stores were looted and ranksacked.
Do you think its jealousy? Obssessiveness? Or is it considered "cool" to cut down the successful?