At some points throughout the novel Daisy is objectified or otherwise synonymized with money (such as when her voice was described to be full of money). This, coupled with Gatsby's clear ambition from childhood, could lead one to conclude that Gatsby wanted Daisy because of what she represented, wealth and status.
On the other hand, Gatsby seems to repeatedly state that his motivation for earning money was solely to win over Daisy. When Daisy rejects him all his money seems to immediately mean nothing to him.
Can both of these viewpoints be reconciled? Am I missing some other element in the book?