A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

David Glashin once lived in Sydney, worked as a broker and earned good money, but in 1987 he lost a huge amount on the fall of the stock exchange index. In 1993, together with his girlfriend and child, a man rented a small uninhabited island on the coast of Australia. His relatives soon returned to civilization, while Gleshin remained. For 20 years, he has adapted to life on the island, built himself a house from the outpost of the Second World War and lives quite alone: ​​his only companion is the Quasi dog.

October 19, 1987, on Black Monday (in Australia, this day is known as Black Tuesday), the Dow-Jones index fell by 508 points. Gleshinu it cost about 7.25 million dollars. He recalls: “The next few years were extremely difficult. My wife lost a lot of money and blamed me for that. By and large, our family broke up in 1991. ”Gleshin was punished by the courts, by 1993 he had lost most of his fortune and was looking for a way out.

Later that year, he met a woman from Zimbabwe who had recently divorced. As Glashin said, they felt about the same thing, so after learning from a friend about the possibility of cheaply renting a wild island on the northeast coast of Australia, the couple jumped at the opportunity and settled in a small shack on the beach.

Gleshin rented a third of the island with an area of ​​1.53 hectares for 43 years. For this, they and their partner created Restoration Island Priory Ltd. The fee is 13 thousand pounds per year (at the rate of February 13, 2017 - 78 thousand rubles per month).

“It did not last long,” says Gleshin about living with a friend. “She could not cope with it, it was too hard for her.” After the woman left, "Robinson" grew a beard and stopped wearing shirts.

Thanks to the solar panels on the roof of the house, the islander has electricity, so he goes on the Internet, works on the stock exchange (especially praises investments in uranium) and can buy everything on the mainland: go there an hour by boat.

True, the man makes these trips infrequently: he extracts coconuts on the island, catches fish and crabs, and also grows fruits and vegetables and makes beer.Life in a deserted place taught him simple survival skills: “If you don’t learn this, you will die here pretty soon.”

“The best in life on the island - you live in complete solitude and peace. Isle of Restoration is a good name. He personally restored me in all senses. And the bad thing is that there is nobody to share, there is no one to tell about their discoveries, ”says David.

Since 2000, a man trying to drive out of the island: the Queensland Supreme Court ruled that David does not fulfill its obligations and is no longer entitled to occupy the island. The fact is that Gleshin undertook to build a fishing base on the island and create infrastructure for tourists of at least 131 thousand pounds and 60 rooms. He claims that he was not allowed to do this by the aborigines.

Gleshin says that he is lonely: “It remains to hope that he will throw some mermaid ashore”. True, sometimes he is visited by sailors, kayak swimmers and farmers. David communicates with them and treats him with the gifts of nature. Once on his island Russell Crowe's yacht moored.

Four years ago, David became famous throughout the world by posting on the dating sites a few announcements about finding a “Friday girl,” who would settle down with him.He even took a picture of his mannequin to show what a desperate situation he was in, but he never found a companion: “Nothing came of it. I have a girl from Italy living here for a while, but she was talking about free relations, and I don’t know what it was. I thought it meant that we had no secrets from each other. ”

The former broker still loves the exchange, eagerly talks about it and gives advice: “The exchange market is amazing. This is the fastest, easiest way to earn. This is better than work. You can get 50 times more in time, 10 times less. " He does not complain about his current situation: “It was reckless to go so far. I was not smart enough to see what was coming catastrophe. I did not do what I had to, and went to the bottom with the ship. ”

The Renaissance Island has an interesting story: on April 28, 1789, a riot broke out on the ship of the British captain William Bly, known as the “Revolt on the Bounty”. The rioters abandoned Bly with a part of the crew in the boat, without maps and a compass, and released into the open ocean. A month later, having covered 6,000 kilometers, Bly landed on an island, where he found water, oysters and berries, and called it Renaissance Island.

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  • A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years

    A ruined Australian millionaire has been living alone on an uninhabited island for 20 years