• Brian White has told the story privately several times. But never to the world. On each occasion he gets a lump in his throat and takes a deep breath.

Today is no exception. We are sitting in the dining room of the Sydney mansion of the chairman of Ray White real estate, Australia’s biggest residential property group. The three-level Point Piper property — with its own lift, private jetty, pool and stunning views of the Harbour Bridge — is on Wolseley Road, known as the sixth most expensive street in the world.



Photo credit: The Australian, John Feder