The Richest Animals in the World
Source: medium.com We’ve all heard of pampered pets, but what about those four-legged animals that are worth a fortune? It’s not unusual for humans to show a clear preference for animals over humans. Pets become trusted companions and beloved confidants. They are loving and loyal by nature, which sounds pretty idyllic when compared to people’s proclivity to be downright disappointing and fickle. So it comes as little surprise that a number of wonderfully wealthy pet owners have ensured that their beloved animals have their every whim catered for, living in comfortable luxury to their heart’s content. Below, we’ve gathered a list of the world’s wealthiest animals. Some have inherited millions, while others have made their own fortune through fame and social media. It’s safe to say they are far wealthier than most, and if we want to get even close to their net worth we need to scoop a jackpot at a casino, win the lottery, or become the benefactors of a windfall from a long lost deceased relative!
A German Shepard by the name of Gunther is officially the wealthiest animal in the world, having inherited his fortune from his father Gunter III. Gunter’s father was the beloved dog of Countess Karlotta Liebenstein. After his owner passed away in 1992, Gunter received a small fortune totalling nearly $85 million. His fortune continues to grow and is currently estimated at over $300 million. This wealthy canine owns estates across the world, including the Bahamas, Italy and Germany. He even owns a home in Miami that once belonged to Madonna. As you’d expect, the wealthiest animal in the world has his own chauffer, maids, servants and personal chef, to ensure that this aristocratic Alsatian is in want of nothing.
Of course you’d find the Internet’s favourite kitty on the list. Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, shot to fame in 2012 when her owners posted a picture of her online that went viral. Her seemingly ever-depressed frown disarmed the world, making her an international sensation. This disgruntled looking feline boasts an impressive 1.9 million followers on Instagram, which makes her a social media darling. It has been reported that Grumpy Cat’s net worth is estimated at just under $100 million. A remarkable sum of money for any cat (or person for that matter)! Having taken the world by storm, Grumpy Cat has since starred in a Christmas movie and has launched a personal coffee brand, along with other merchandise that people still just can’t seem to get enough of. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INscMGmhmX4[/embed]
From one famous feline to another. Choupette is frequently referred to as the most famous cat in the world according to her illustrious owner, Karl Lagerfeld. The creative director of Chanel and iconic fashion designer, Karl Largerfeld treats this gorgeous white cat like the queen she is. It’s pretty safe to say that she lives a better life than most of us. Her dazzling blue eyes and fluffy white fur has resulted in her profiteering off her good looks to the tune of around $3 million a year. This is the fashion industry, darling! What else would you expect? She has been the face of a cosmetics range and has even released her own book, ‘Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Fashion Cat.’ Source: lifestyleasia.com
The Guinness World Records awarded Blackie with the title of the world’s wealthiest cat when he inherited his owner’s estate worth millions. Blackie’s owner, Ben Rea, was a British antiques dealer who passed away in 1988. Rea left Blackie his entire estate that was worth $13 million at the time, while his family walked away empty-handed. Blackie must have been some cat, or perhaps Rea simply wasn’t that fond of his family.
Gigoo is a chicken worth $15 million. Yes, you read right! Not what you were expecting, but Gigoo has the bank balance to warrant a place on the list of the world’s wealthiest animals. This prized hen received an inheritance of around $15 million from her owner, Miles Blackwell, the British publishing giant. It’s safe to say that this is one happy, pampered chick! Source: time.com