The rich in Haiti live well. Extremely well.
When you google “why is America”, the search engine will try to help you complete the question, suggesting rich? fat? in debt? violent? stupid? great? or maybe so great? I can confirm that America is all of those things.
In contrast, googling “why is haiti” will get you these suggestions: so poor, in poverty, less developed, a failed state, deforested, and corrupt.