From celebrities to everyday folks, they are the source of $$$ both refundable and not. Their donations of time and money make things run.
Priests/workers who sign a billion year contract and are paid almost nothing for long hours of work and government healthcare, if any. Sickness = weakness = not at cause over MEST
The Office Special Affairs, the Scientology secret police, enforce ethical behavior (Scientology promoting) and prevent unethical behavior (Scientology retarding)
Their supposedly unconvertable, pure washed brains can be soiled surprisingly easily regardless of rank. They are eventually shocked to find their brains are dirty and need washing. Again. And again. Wash, rinse and repeat. Don't forget the "and." There are degrees of wavering status.
If they know its a scam they still don't care - can't be converted. They don't mind walking around with brains that need washing. Just like homeless people with excrement pants. Status felt with no degrees. Only on or off.