The Millionaire Castaway
By Dave Glasheen and Neil Bramwell (Affirm Press)
David Glasheen lost his fortune in the stock market crash of 1987. From being a business high flyer, he opted out of the rat race and moved to a deserted island on the north-east tip of Australia, where he has happily lived ever since. Glasheen’s fortune, on today’s values, was estimated as $37 million. These days, he survives on one supermaket shop per year when he goes to the mainland, he catches fish, cooks on an open fire and traps rainwater.