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UK's Ben pips Indian RJ to win the 'Best Job'

British charity worker Ben Southall has won "the best job in the world" as caretaker of a tropical island pipping a number of contenders including an Indian RJ Anjaan, in an unprecedented global search.

world Updated: May 06, 2009 13:45 IST

British charity worker Ben Southall has won "the best job in the world" as caretaker of a tropical island pipping a number of contenders including an Indian RJ Anjaan, in an unprecedented global search.

Southall was selected from 15 finalists for the job paying $150,000 Tourism Queensland official website said on Wednesday.

More then 34,000 applications was recieved by Tourism Queensland for the job of the caretaker of Hamilton Island, on the Great Barrier Relief.

Though a charity worker Southall is not laid back he enjoys bungee-jumping and Ostrich riding.

The 34-year-old has said that he will live with his Canadian girlfriend in the three-bedroom beach house on Halmiton Island.

The job seekers raced to grab the so called "Best job of the world" across the globe after its first ad appeared in the international newspapers and online on January 12.

The campaign attracted immense publicity globally and generated thousands of news stories in newspapers, on television, radio and the internet.

Typing Best Job in the World into You Tube on Wednesday threw up 19,000 entries and googling the phrase netted to 182,000,000.