Ben Southall, a bungee-jumping, scuba-diving fundraiser from the U.K., is getting paid more than $100,000 to sit in the sun, snorkel, and blog about life in paradise. He beat more than 34,000 applicants from across the world for what has been branded “the best job in the world”—caretaker of Hamilton Island, in Queensland, Australia. Southall will move into a three-bedroom beach villa overlooking the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and start “work” in July. He describes himself as "the adventurous, crazy, energetic one" and "practically a fish." He seems to have won over the judges with his combination of enthusiasm for nature and the outdoors and savvy media skills. Southall was picked from a short list of 16 candidates, hailing from 15 countries, who competed to impress a selection panel in a process that was part job interview and part reality television show. Unfortunately for Southall, however, the gig only lasts six months.
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