6 Animals That Have More Money Than You

Like most 20-somethings who are terrified by the prospect of kids, I have a cat. My cat is possibly one of the cutest cats I’ve ever seen, and I’m not just saying that in a proud parent sort of way – my cat is literally gorgeous!

Now, if you had of asked me a couple of hours ago I would have laughed at anyone who said my cat (who sometimes thinks it’s a dog) has the potential to make me millions. Boy was I wrong.

Let’s just make one thing clear before we move on. This article is not a joke. It’s real, and all of the rich animals featured here actually make or are worth more money than you. I would even go so far as to say they all make more money than I could ever dream of earning.

Yes, my life sucks.

But for these bastards, I mean, adorable animals (I mean bastards), being rich is just a part of life.

Lets just say I have a very strong love-hate relationship with these high-earning critters.

6. Maru

Maru was one of the first ‘famous’ cats to earn licensing deals from his Internet stardom. The owner of the Scottish Fold from Japan started posting videos to YouTube in 2009. Since then, the videos have been viewed more than 250 million times, generating approximately $180,000 per year in revenue.

Throw in some associated merchandise and a book deal and you’ve got one happy cat and a very wealthy owner.

I can only assume this is how a rich cat gets around.

5. Gigoo

If you’ve heard of Miles Blackwell, you may be familiar with his book publishing empire. What you may not know, is that he left all of his book money ($20 million) to his pet hen.

Yes, there is a hen out there with a spare $20 million lying around.

4. Oprah’s dogs

Oprah Winfrey reportedly has $30 million set aside for her cute four-legged friends to ensure they can keep living the good life after she dies. It looks like it will be steak and caviar all round.

3. Kalu

There are two things I’m jealous about here. One, Patricia O’Neill, a British aristocrat, had a pet monkey and two, she actually changed her will to leave her fortune to him. Patricia and her husband got divorced soon after.

2. Toby Rimes

I’m not sure if you guys have noticed, but there’s a bit of a pattern here. What’s the secret to success? Sell your soul to a millionaire. That’s basically what Mr. Rimes did.

His wealth dates all the way back to 1931, when one of his family members inherited 20 million big ones from New York socialite and real estate heiress, Ella Wendel. Today, he’s worth approximately $92 million.


Without further ado, I’m pleased (and pretty upset) to announce that this classy German shepherd has a net worth of $375 million. Yes, this dog is worth 375 f*#king million hot ones.

Gunther inherited his fortune from his biological father who inherited his fortune from his owner, German Countess Karlotta Libenstein.

If that isn’t depressing enough for all us regular folk, Gunther’s people used a very small portion of that money to purchase a $3 million mansion from Madonna. Yep, the dog has a better house than you.

I’m just going to go quietly cry in the corner now.