The economic status of a religion’s leaders is largely immaterial (;)) to me, unless:
They preach a gospel of poverty; the leaders are pictures as living simple or non-materialistic lives; or
The wealth of those leaders (or others) is derived from the treasury of that religion, and those giving into that treasury had been led to believe that their donations were going to programs other than to support those leaders’ lifestyles, or that the amount going to the leaders was greater than was claimed.
For example, Mormons generally believe and boast that their ministry serves without pay, when in fact a large number of priesthood leaders receive salaries (by whatever name - “small stipend” or “humble living expenses” or whatever); furthermore, a vast number of employees, mostly Mormon, work in church offices on church programs, and do so for pay the same way that other office and clerical workers do. Some religions, notably (I have been told) Scientology and the Unification Church, also have leaders who receive nice, sometimes significant salaries (by whatever name), but they also have a large number of employees who serve without financial remuneration. I think the Jehovah’s Witnesses are one of the least mercenary, with most of their leadership really receiving only a small compensation for their full-time work.
But compared to Catholic priests I have known, the others all still come out ahead financially as they “talk their talk”. I have the greatest respect for many Catholic priests not because they are Catholic, but because they are trained in and exercise the most admirable reasoning, and because they “walk the walk” - they do live humble (nonmaterialistic) lives. The ones I have known have had a single room in a house shared with other priests and a Monseigneur, and the dollar value of that house was less than one-eight the value of the houses of Mormon leaders that you can find on the internet.
The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. … But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi… And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Is that what you were thinking of?