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Sir Donald Gosling
Property
Rank 2017
292
Worth
£421m
Rise/fall
£11m

Gosling started the National Parking Corporation and shared £580m with co-founder Sir Ronald Hobson (qv) when the NCP parent was sold in 1998. He is president of naval charity the White Ensign Association and his Gosling Foundation, which gave £25m to the HMS Victory Preservation Trust in 2012, showed nearly £111m net assets in 2015-16. In January he donated £1m towards the restoration of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Gosling, 88, and Hobson have two property companies with £35m net assets in 2015-16 and sales of similar businesses add £97m.