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The Thomson family
Media
Rank 2017
101
Worth
£1,285m
Rise/fall
£5m

It was in the 1870s that Dundee shipowner William Thomson took an interest in the local newspaper. By 1886 he owned it, and then his son DC Thomson took charge. Today the group publishes a stable of Scottish titles as well as The Beano comic and Danger Mouse magazine. In 2015-16 profits fell to £24.2m on £275.4m turnover but we value the family on the £1.17bn net assets, adding £115m for past dividends and other wealth.