There\’s something to this:
“The flip side, for me at least, is that I was born into a position of privilege and am therefore not corruptible.”
Although you can already hear the squeals of indignation over that one I\’m sure.
The real point though is that corruption is not just about gaining advantage. There\’s also the corruption which seeks to maintain advantage and privilege.
We\’re unlikely to see someone who inherited £300 million in trust funds arguing that the inheritance of trust funds should be confiscated (to take a wildly extreme example).
Corruption actually isn\’t to do with one\’s financial position: it\’s to do with one\’s willingness to use position or access to improve or maintain that position, whatever it is. There are those with very few beans who are not corrupt (one thinks of th Beast of Bolsover here) just as there have been those with many who were (fill in blank to taste).