What if you had just over 10 million dollars?
And then you lost it?
What would you do?
Cry? Rage? Turn your back on civilization & move to a deserted island?
That’s what David Glasheen did, making himself a modern-day Robinson Caruso.
As reported by Daily Mail, twenty-five years ago, Glasheen lost his 10 million dollar (6.5 British pounds) fortune in the 1987 stock market crash. Five years later, the Aussie business tycoon ditched civilization to become a castaway on a tiny island along the north-eastern coast of Australia.
His sole companion? His dog, Quasi.
Ah, a man and his dog. Living the life on an island paradise.
“You soon learn to survive in the bush,” says Glasheen. “If you don’t, you die pretty quickly. But it’s a fabulous place. I’m a lucky bloke to be here.”
But he may not be there much longer.
Because now, after 20 years of castaway life, the Queensland government is taking steps to evict Glasheen & Quasi from Restoration Island. Why? Well, it seems that Glasheen has not honored his 43-year lease agreement, which entailed developing fishing facilities and tourist accommodations.
A Supreme Court ruling states, “The [defendant] has wrongly deprived the plaintiff of its asset for over a decade, during which time [he] has enjoyed its benefits.”
Sigh. The loss of a way of life for a man, his dog, and his mannequin.
Oh…did I mention the mannequin?
Would you become a castaway if you lost your millions?