Unlike other millionaires, 56-year-old British businessman and conservationist Damian Aspinall doesn’t like to buy flashy private jets or throw lavish parties on his yacht. He feels much more comfortable in nature. But even he was shocked by what happened when he went to Africa to locate one of the gorillas he had set free five years ago…
56-year-old Damian Aspinall became a millionaire on his own, since his father denied providing his son financial aid even though he was quite a rich businessman and zoo keeper. “I never had an inheritance. I never had a trust. My father never bought me a car, never bought me a flat. I was his son – get out there; do it on your own. But undoubtedly it’s made me what I am today,” Damian recalls.
Damian arranged a series of lucrative real estate-related affairs and now owns around 200 million pounds. His true passion isn’t investment though, but wild life since he’s other job is a conservatorship.
Damian runs the John Aspinall Foundation, which was originally set up by his father and breeds gorillas, returning them to the wild.