The reason being psychic doesn't translate into riches or fame is that we are all human. Our human nature gets in the way of living up to any potential. Very intuitive people can also be very sensitive. Some part of them cannot embrace a certain mercenary angle that lends itself to advancement. IMO the intuitive life makes other people more human, and in that place I difficult to "take advantage" of being psychic.
Being psychic should be used to get through life. Used? Yes! Misused? Nah, but sometimes it is. That's a story for another blog. What do you think about a psychic's life?