Korah challenged the leadership of Moshe and his horrible fate is seared into our collective memory:…the ground that was under them split apart, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households and every human being that was Korah’s, and all the possessions. Why did the ground swallow Korah’s possessions? Perhaps material success led him to think he was deserving of a station that did not truly belong to him. Instead of directing his wealth, Korah was directed by his wealth and so the verse tells us, that in the end, he was swallowed along with his possessions.