Rich and reclusive: The enigma of Derek Brink Snr

Derek Brink
Derek Brink

Derek Brink Senior, who passed away this week, was the country’s most well-known unknown, his name larger than life and a synonym for legendary riches, while his actual life kept so private that many supposed he was a myth or urban legend.

So far out of the public eye did Brink keep that in publishing his death notification this week, local media could not accurately locate a photograph of the man who many suspect was the country’s richest and most powerful ever.

While not uncommon, reclusive billionaires range between the late Howard Hughes who spent the latter part of his life holed up in a penthouse to Dietrich Mateschitz, who cut down his circle of friends and kept a tight lid on his private and business life.

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