Since all the smart things have already been said, I will go with the "personal experience" part:
What many people do not realize, is, that the more power you have the more pressure you are under. Strange and counterintuitive as it may seem, high levels of power go hand in hand with significant restraints on what you can and cannot do. As a consequence, a need (and maybe even a perverted sense of entitlement) for compensation results. It takes quite a strong moral compass, not to slip into incorrect behaviour under these circumstances, and many fail.