The acquisition of wealth did not seem to be their most important goal.
Money was seen as a tool - not a goal.
These men would travel the known world in order to find that which really mattered.
Siddhartha was born into a wealthy family as a prince - yet he chose austerity.
Why would anyone born into wealth choose to give it all away?
Why are billionaires, such as Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, giving their wealth to charities and foundations instead of passing it along to their progeny?
Is a life of asceticism a luxury enjoyed only by those born of privilege?