Balen makes some good points which I’d like to add to…
Wealth is not something that happens overnight. It takes consistent effort and diligence to build an empire in any field. Being a ‘millionaire’ isn’t really something that is reserved for the elite, but it’s not exactly going to fall in your lap either. You’ll notice that many people who get rich quickly (such as from lotteries) also tend to squander their fortunes quickly too.
Develop a system and use it. It is important to be both persistent and consistent. Avoid spending too much on things that have little value or will depreciate in value (such as vehicles, entertainment systems, clothes, cell phones etc) and invest in assets which produce money (from yield and/or growth). Property is a great example; as it is simple, solid, can provide a great return, and offers a brilliant way to legally minimise your tax. Employ this kind of strategy, and one day, you'll wake up 5 years later and be amazed by how you have managed to accumulate so much money with seemingly little effort. It's worth it.
Also, since I get the impression that people would like some practical tips rather than a list of philosophies, I recommend that you read ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ and ‘The Cashflow Quadrant’ by Robert T. Kiyosaki. These are great beginners books that are simple to understand and provide great examples for people to maximise their potential and build their own personal wealth. I’ve read these books, along with others, and employed their techniques (and other similar techniques) with great success.