I'm very hesitant to say which is preferable without having experienced both, though. The part of the first choice that is a deal-breaker to me is apparently having no social ties, including to family or friends, and not just love. If it was just love, it'd be a good starting point to seek it, but I can't imagine living without my own social connections, few though they may be.
With that said, the current state of the world clearly favors the first option, as it would probably be easier to make social connections and find love with wealth than simply acquiring a vast amount of wealth, unless you happen to be very lucky. That is, of course, taking the words of the first phrase to not include the future, as I have absolutely no desire to live a life devoid of love or social connections, no matter what amount of wealth or power I may have.