It is not so unusual for humans to show a certain preference for animals over other humans. Some say that animals are more loyal and faithful to maintain a lasting relationship. The passion is so great for them that they are left wills with millionaire inheritances. In this selection are highlighted the 10 richest animals of all time.
When Countess Karlotta Libenstein of Germany died in 1991, she left her entire $ 80 million fortune for her pet, a German shepherd named Gunther III. Property managers did well with the investments, turning the $ 375 million inheritance, which now belongs to the next lineage, Gunther IV.
The Internet’s favorite kitten had to be Grumpy Cat, an animal whose seemingly more depressed expression helped yield a personal brand of coffee, a Christmas movie, and nearly 1 million followers on Instagram. The value of Grumpy Cat has been estimated at $ 1 million and up to $ 100 million. His mistress says that the last value is an exaggeration, but it is not certain how much it is worth.
Toby, a poodle of Ella Wendel, the last remaining sister of the New York family who had accumulated phenomenal wealth in the Golden Age, slept in a miniature canopy bed at his house on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and dined every night on the bronze table with a tablecloth and velvet napkins.
Although the 2,300 people claimed to be heirs to Wendel and her real estate assets worth $ 40 million, when she died in 1931, no one left with the money.
Most documents state that her fortune was passed on to the poodle, though Toby survived only a few months after his mistress’s death. According to a report prepared by Drew University of New Jersey, charities ended up dividing ownership.
According to Guinness World Records, the world’s richest cat was Blackie, who inherited a $ 13 million property when its owner, a British antique dealer named Ben Rea, died in 1988.
Yet another ultra-rich cat, Tommaso was lost and was found in Rome and taken by an elderly Italian woman named Maria Assunta. She would have left a fortune of $ 13 million for the wealth misery cat when she died in 2011.
Notably, the headline that was published in The New Yorker is a controversial story about how the “Queen of Evil,” real estate investor Leona Helmsley left $ 12 million, of her own free will, for her Maltese Terrier with the proper name of Trouble.
The tale about how the money was passed on to the Trouble by Helmsley was the “great sensation” of the media when she died in 2007. In fact, a judge later trimmed the inheritance to $ 2 million.
According to the 2011 obituary of the species for Trouble in the New York Times, it was reported that the spoiled dog was known for biting people, and spent his final years relaxing in luxury in Sarasota, Florida.
The Chihuahua known as Conchita was described as the “most spoiled dog in the world” even before her owner, Miami socialite Gail Posner, died in 2010 and left the pet a fortune that included a $ 3 million trust fund and a $ 8.3 million mansion in Miami Beach.
The only chicken to enter this selection, Gigoo was British publishing giant Miles Blackwell, who sold his stake in the family company and retired at the end of his life to raise rare sheep and hens.
When Blackwell died in 2001, he gave much of his fortune to charity and says he left some 10 million pounds for his beloved chicken Gigoo.
Currently, the most pampered monkey in the world could very well be Chunmun. A long-tailed monkey bought in 2005 for the equivalent of $ 8. It was bought by an Indian couple who was ostracized from their families because of their inter-religious, Muslim-Hindu marriage.
The couple says that the business took off after adopting Chunmun, and they thanked the monkey by educating him as a son, with home-cooked meals and many treats. They even arranged for a “marriage” made for Chunmun in 2010, and at their wish, the monkey is the sole heir of their home and business, being second in this selection.
If people believe in the fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld, told New York magazine, then his pet, the Choupette, is “the most famous cat in the world, and the richest.”
The cat received no inheritance, he gained making presentations in photographic essays and commercial advertisements. She would also have made $ 3.3 million over the past year, thanks exclusively to modeling presentations, a “for cars in Germany and another for a Japanese beauty product.”