No, I think in today's society that wealth is definitely coveted. We have a society that seems to revere the wealthy,and celebrate obscene spending and wealth. Look at magazines and reality television shows, it's seen a a measure of success.
There are some wealthy people I really admire, because of their personal attitude and what they do for the community. Then there are those I don't who I see as liars who will take advantage of anyone they can and exploit whoever to get more money. The people that have no empathy for others make me sad.
I do feel society had changed a lot and due to globalization the rise of the market place and the focus on individuality rather then the collective that we have seen a rise in the hatred and contempt of poor to even middle class people. We are so quick to label people as lazy rather then question structural inequality.