Why Less IS More

The Minimalist Millionaire

Adrian Brambila
3 min readAug 27, 2021

When you think of the word ‘millionaire’, what do you envision? If you search the phrase on Google, photos of lavish mansions and private jets appear.

That being said, I am a millionaire and I don’t live in a mansion. To be honest, I don’t even own a home!

My story doesn’t sound real, I know. If I were you, I wouldn’t believe me either. How is it possible — or plausible, rather — that I make over 80,000 dollars per month but live in a van?

I can’t tell you how many comments I get on my videos that question my ways. But then again, I think the modern-day definition of what it means to be a millionaire and financially free is completely backward. Life is not about having a big house, a luxury car, or stuff; it’s the opposite! It’s about owning your time.

True financial freedom means you don’t have to worry about money when you make decisions. However, if you believe that once you achieve financial freedom you can go on a shopping spree everyday, you won’t be financially free for long!

Living in a van has taught me many things. The most valuable lesson I have learned is that experiences are way more fulfilling than any object you can buy. Objects give…



Adrian Brambila

Made $1M in a Year from Side Hustles Ex-Pro dancer (T-Pain, Step Up 3)