Meet the Man Who Lives on Zero Dollars

Daniel Suelo lives near Moab in Utah. He is very much like the Old Testament prophets. Since 2000, he lived in a cave, and had zero money. He is thriving!



In the autumn of 2000, Suelo decided to stop using money. He left his life savings – $30 – in a phone booth and walked away.

He went on to fulfill a vision of the good life inspired by his spiritual guides: Jesus, Buddha and wandering sadhu monks in India.

He reminds us of John the Baptist, surviving in the desert on locusts and honey. Or Elijah in the Waddi being fed by ravens.

Here is a brief interview:



Christopher Ketcham, “Meet the Man Who Lives on Zero Dollars,” published in Details magazine in October 2009

Doug Fabrizio, The Man Who Quit Money, published at radio west kuer on March 13, 2012

Video interview by BIOECON TV on June 29, 2012


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