The Thomson family
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.