He does get a big salary that would go into his pocket. The church pays for most of his lavish expenses, homes, travel and food, as churches typically might for their primary ministers or leaders. As far as the millions in cash and real estate, he's most likely the sole signatory for most of the religious corporations, until his death, so you can't say it goes "straight into his pocket." Hubbard ran it the same way. You don't have to personally own the bank account or asset or business directly to benefit from it, as long as you 100% control it. Not much difference in reality. Sole control of the corporation or entity or cash would be tantamount (equivalent in effect) to "straight into his pocket," at the end of the day though. Just hidden behind layers of accounting techniques and tax lawyers. It's all set up as a financial ruse that's hard to see or penetrate. Same as Hubbard did. Hope this helps.