Depends on what you do and what you find to be a lot of money. Researchers tend to make more than professors. I have family members that are chemists and do well in the educational field. They do it because they love it, but know that they could make far more in research depending on the company that hires them.
Probably not, unless you invent an important new process or technology. But you can make a good middle to upper middle class income. Go to career and income web sites like Salary.com and search on "chemistry" or "chemist" to get an idea of the different types of jobs and what they pay. And don't forget, the sciences are just plain cool, so working as a scientist has its own value.
Sure, once my teacher told us, "If anyone here would like to become a millionaire or billionaire listen attentively! To make this dream come true you should be fluent in the language of chemistry and should have some creativity. That's all!" In that way she encouraged the class to be involved into the subject. Of course it sounds strangely a bit)) but in some way it's true.
Actually you think that all the things are already invented and nothing more could be...and you should be a genius and...Yeah, you should be...))But it's not at all. A master isn't born but made! And if you genuinely love what you do you'll reach the top of the success!!!