Although the link between man and animal predates capitalism, some of the world’s wealthiest people have tried to combine the two by leaving their fortunes to their pets. That is to say, there are animals on this earth that are richer than you.
Some people adore their pets so much that they make them richer than the majority of the world’s population.
With no benevolent impulses or human concerns, those animals live in comfortable luxury, with servants and all the delights they wish.
Some of the world’s wealthiest animals inherited their fortunes, while others gained their fortunes through marketing or acting.
Here are 10 animals that are richer than you are.
Leona Hemsley gave a $12 million fortune to her dog, Trouble. However, her grandkids disagreed with her will and challenged it in court, claiming that the socialite had mental health issues.
The judge then determined that Trouble would receive only $2 million, with the remainder going to her grandchildren.
Since there have been numerous kidnapping threats, the Maltese dog had a full-time guard until it died last year.
Pontiac is notable for two things, he is Betty White’s favourite pet and has a $5 million trust fund, making him one of the world’s wealthiest pets.
“It’s just the two of us for Christmas, because I’m alone, and so we just enjoy a cosy day all day,” Betty White said of Pontiac. That is something we anticipate all year.”
This is why she wants to ensure that her Golden Retriever and other pets are cared for in the event that she passes away.
Tomasso was a stray cat on the streets of Rome when he was four years old. Then he met Maria Assunta, an Italian widow who wanted to leave her whole estate, $13 million, to him before she died.
Her lawyers had to find an animal welfare organisation from all across Italy to look after Tomasso and her properties.
Choupette, fashion’s most famous cat, is Karl Lagerfeld’s Birman kitty and the design mogul’s greatest love.
While Lagerfeld left her with a sizable fortune when he passed away in 2019, she has amassed roughly $4.5 million in her own right through modelling contracts and endorsements.
Choupette made $2.7 million in 2015 alone after collaborating with Shu Uemura and posing for a Vauxhall Corsa vehicle calendar.
Whoever stated that black cats bring ill luck was unaware that the world’s wealthiest cat is black.
After its owner, Ben Rea, died and left everything to her, Blackie recieved $25 million.
Patricia O’Neill, daughter of the Countess of Kenmore, rescued Kalu from a tree in Zaire.
He now lives on a private estate in South Africa, and according to his master’s will, he is entitled to $90 million as Patricia’s revenge against her husband. Kalu also owns an Australian farm.
4. Sadie, Sunny, Lauren, Layla and Luke
Sadie, Sunny, Lauren, Layla, and Luke are proving that being Oprah Winfrey’s pet is better than having a successful career.
When Oprah dies, the dogs will receive $30 million, which is a sizable portion of her total fortune. Oprah’s pet family is frequently seen on her Instagram page.
3. Olivia Benson
Taylor Swift’s Scottish fold cat has a net worth of $97 million. By creating an Instagram account for Benson, the music star made her cat famous.
Following that, he did a lot of commercial work, including cameos in music videos and advertising for Diet Coke and Keds shoes.
Nala Cat, the proprietor of the cat food brand Nala Cat, has a net worth of $100 million and is proving to the world that cats can be business owners as well.
She holds the Guinness World Record for having the most Instagram followers for a cat, at 4.3 million.
The Siamese-Persian was adopted from a shelter and now lives with Pookie Methachittiphan and Shannon Ellis.
From appearances and corporate endorsements, the blue-eyed beauty reportedly earns up to $625,000 per year.
1. Gunther VI
The world’s richest pet, a German shepherd named Gunther VI, is five times as rich as Nala Cat with $500 million.
The canine prince inherited a multimillion-dollar trust from a late German countess and now enjoys everything, from homes and private jets to the finest meat and caviar.
On the one hand, you may find him eating, playing, and rolling around in the garden like any other dog, but what sets him apart is that he does so in Madonna’s former home.
The Gunther Corporation owns Gunther VI and handles the dog’s estate and money.