I read about one extreme minimalist who is a technology mogul. He spends part of his time on the east coast and part of his time on the west coast. He owns fifteen items and doesn't have a permanent address. Another extreme minimalist was a manager for Hewlitt Packard, and retired when he was 40. He had been in a monastery at one point, so he was used to having very few, if any, possessions. He owns a condo, but not much else. The minimalists who aren't extreme own about a hundred items. Some count all of their their clothes as one item, and all of their books as another item. Some minimalists post pictures of all of their items. Also, I've been to book sales at the library, where a bag of (outdated) books costs a dollar. I no longer go to book sales at the library.