7 animals that have real fortunes

Today, animals are more present on our social network than humans. Sweet, comforting, these internet stars are real influencers. Behind the label petinfluencers hides a juicy business where the profiles of hairballs and their net worth sometimes feel like a cold shower. According to a study commissioned by the veterinary expert website, All About Cats, based on the calculation of the average number of likes and the generated revenue per. lookup, here are seven of the richest animals in the world.

1.Gunther VI

Estimated net worth: $ 500 million

Gunther VI, the dog worth $ 500 million … According to legend, he inherited from his mistress and then invested in a real estate company in his name. But let everyone be reassured, it’s actually a particularly elaborate media stunt, since the anecdote even managed to fool the famous Associated Press.

In fact, there is no trace of a wealthy countess, nor evidence that Gunther VI would have any role to play in the fortune attached to her name, except as a mascot for the Italian entrepreneur Maurizio Mian and his real estate empire, which he helps to promote.

The dog is especially credited with the sale in 2021 for the neat sum of $ 32 million of a property that once belonged to Madonna. A message that will eventually turn out to be a hoax, decades long …

2. Nala_Kat

Estimated net worth: $ 100 million

Nala from the @Nala_Cat account holds the Guinness record for the cat with the most followers on Instagram thanks to her 4.3 million followers. A notoriety that goes hand in hand with the value of the animal whose income today exceeds $ 100 million. The face of its own brand in animal feed, Nala goes so far as to promote CBD for cats and dogs!

Shannon Ellis, owner of Nala and co-founder of Love, Nala poses with her pet at the 11th Annual Shorty Awards on May 5 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City.

Shannon Ellis, owner of Nala and co-founder of Love, Nala poses with her pet at the 11th Annual Shorty Awards on May 5 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City.Astrid Stawiarz / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

She owes this success in part to an impressive storytelling. In the case of Nala, her success story, after being left in a shelter and separated from her siblings, has touched internet users … As such, her mistress regularly shares messages about shelters and adoption in hopes of educating her community and encouraging respect for animals.

3.Olivia Benson

Estimated net worth: $ 97 million

Pets are also bathed in the aura of the personalities who serve as their masters. Taylor Swift’s cat, a true reference in pop music and assumed love for cats since she has three, is an example, and not least. Named Olivia Benson, referring to the main character in the “New York Special Unit” police series, she also knows the light of the spotlight. Promotional tool in itself, it appeared in 2014 in commercials for the shoe brand Keds, to celebrate the release of the album “1989”, or even more recently in the whimsical clip “ME!”, With more than 380 million views on YouTube in 2019. Agreements with big brands like Coca-Cola allow the wealthy cat to establish a certain wealth.

4. Sadie, Sunny and Lauren

Estimated value of their inheritance: $ 30 million

American TV star Oprah Winfrey, a great lover of dogs, had about twenty during her lifetime. Adopted for some in a Chicago shelter, the animals that accompany the businesswoman will benefit from a share of her capital of up to $ 30 million. An astronomical sum that they do not even have to show up in front of the camera for.

5. Jiffpom

Estimated net worth: $ 25 million

The Pomeranian Jiffpom is more of a stuffed animal than a pet. With 9.8 million subscribers and 27 million followers across all platforms, he is a celebrity among animal influencers, generating about $ 32,906 per year. posts. This is not about expertise or advice, but about the regressive as possible. The dog is handled and dressed like a doll and occupies anything but dog positions in front of the camera and goes as far as walking on its two hind legs, like a human.

When surfing the platforms for cute pets, which are the ones that count the most engagement, Jiffpom has risen to the rank of pop character since he especially starred in the clip of singer Katy Perry, “Dark Horse”, in 2013 or made the cover of covergirl magazine.

6. Choupette

Estimated net worth: DKK 13 million

Cats are man’s best friend, it’s well known, and even more so in the 21st century. To see the relationship between Choupette, the Burmese cat offered to Karl Lagerfeld in 2011, and her late owner, this is only true. His Instagram account gathers more than 100,000 subscribers and is an open window on his life. Muse of another genre, she was even the subject of, in 2014, a make-up line created by Shu Uemura and for a biography that reveals the lifestyle of the most “liked” animal in the sewing world.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld poses next to a photograph of his cat during the inauguration of the 'Corsa Karl and Choupette' show at the Palazzo Italia in Berlin on February 3, 2015.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld poses next to a photograph of his cat during the inauguration of the ‘Corsa Karl and Choupette’ show at the Palazzo Italia in Berlin on February 3, 2015.AFP PHOTO / DPA / JENS KALAENE

Despite all the love he has for her, the great couturier who died in 2019 could not make Choupette his only heir, a practice banned in France. The designer was still able to give a $ 13 million grant to his pet, now managed by his governess Françoise Caçote, with whom Choupette lives. If her lifestyle is less flashy than it used to be, today Choupette is a “face” of information campaigns for animals, sharing of good animal customs and appeals for donations.

7. Pugs Doug

Estimated net worth: $ 1.5 million

Pop culture icon Doug The Pug is a real internet star who knew how to become a reference, not for his aesthetic aspect, but for his virality as a “meme”. With 3.8 million Instagram followers, Doug has become the most followed pug on social media and now sells merchandise similar to him, not to other animals, but to pets. people. In addition to a charity fund set up in Doug’s name, for the attention of sick children, the animal’s activities are diversified and cater especially to Hollywood.

Doug The Pug in particular is the first dog to name an animated pet for Netflix in the feature film “The Mitchells against the machines” by Mike Rianda, which this year won the Oscar for best animated film. An influencer dog, this is now in the moral. As for the dubbing dog, it could call …

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