Can't think of a better analogy
@Antanicus a screenshot from an adventure game with a huge pile of coins, labelled "gold pile (empty)". Above the picture, someone commenting "Billionaires declaring their taxes".
@Antanicus It's a Looney Tunes type thing. They just unfurl a curtain over that's a picture of an empty room.
@Antanicus Game is divinity original sin 2, if anyone's interested. Amazing game, would absolutely recommend!