Most Helpful Girl
Some people do, definitely. Sadly, I knew of a man who... retired at 40 (because he started his own company and was extremely successful). He (eventually) was a billionaire. (Not millionaire - BILLIONAIRE). However towards the end of his life he was alone. (He never married, never had kids, no long-term relationship.) He devoted his entire life to his career. And while he was so successful (financially), he had absolutely no one to share it with. On his 60th birthday he jumped off a bridge. Money does not buy happiness. (Very sad, but true story.)
Most Helpful Guy
I've heard some people express this view. They were all women.
For men, focusing on career early almost always opens up more relationship possibilities later.
Now you -will- hear older men say things like they wish they'd spent more time with their family versus working, but that's a little different from what you're asking.