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Top Ten (10) Richest Pets In
The number of pets
with million dollar trusts and bequests continues to grow. Many of these
pets have more money than any one human can spend in a lifetime. From
roaming enormous estates and traveling by limousine to twelve member
staffs, these pets are living the glamorous life. Following is a glimpse
into the extravagant life of some of these pets and the top ten richest
pets in the world.
Jasper wears a $75,000
necklace, has his own 1,236 acre palace and travels by super stretch
limousine to all of his appointments. Jasper lives a life to be envied by
most people throughout the United States and Jasper is a dog and has more
money than most people will ever have.
increasingly spoiling their pets as they do their very own children. As
the pet care business continues to expand, it also continues to diversify
into the high end luxury amenities once only consumed by the wealthy. This
luxury pet market includes pet only hotels with spa treatments, exquisite
pet only culinary chefs, and pet only nursing homes where they are
assisted and cared for 24 hours a day!
The trend in recent
years is to make a pet an heir or sole heir to an entire estate worth
millions of dollars. This has resulted in numerous pets being left with
more money than twenty people could spend in a lifetime, let alone a dog.
Proponents argue that the pets have earned their stake in the estate
through years of devotion and loyalty to their rich masters. Additionally,
it's the owners wishes that runs paramount.
Jasper is an incredibly wealthy pet. He is a doberman labrador mix that
was rescued by Ramsden Brewery heiress Diana Myburgh from UK's most famous
dog home. Incredibly, Jasper was to be euthanized shortly after being
rescued and the heiress died just after Jasper had become accustomed to
his surroundings leaving the pooch a multi-million dollar fortune.
Besides the 1,236 acre estate, chauffered stretch limousine and expensive
jewelry, Jasper eats highest grade mussels, sirloin steak and Dover sole
all prepared from his personal chef.
The pet topping the list of the world richest pets is a German Shepherd
named Gunther IV. In 1993, this dog made headlines after he and his sire
Gunther III were bequest $124 million when their owner, Countess Karlotta
Liebenstein died. It has been recently reported that Gunther's massive
estate has grown to over $372 million.
The World's Ten Richest Pets
are as follows:
10. Brownie, cat, $4.1 million
9. Hellcat, cat, $4.1 million
8. Pepe Le Pew, cat, $6.2 million
7. Ani, cat, $6.2 million
6. Frankie, dog, $6.2 million
5. Gigoo, chicken, $10 million
4. Trouble, dog $12 million
3. Tobey Rimes, dog, $92 million
2. Kalu the chimp, $109 million
1. Gunther IV, dog, $372 million
Other Wealth Pets
The list of rich pets does not end here as there are numerous other pets
who have gone from death bed to the opulent life.
Flossie, a Yellow Labrador retriever rescued by Drew Barrymore's in a flea
market was awarded a $3 million dollar estate when she awoke Tom Green and
Drew during a fire in their house. Berrymore and Green returned the life
saving favor by giving Flossie the house.
Then there is the case of a former stray cat named Tinker who inherited
$206,000 and a $722,000 3 bedroom house when her master made her the
beneficiary of her entire estate. In order to ensure that her wishes were
effectuated, she also reserved funds for the neighbors to feed the cat
daily and check on the staff taking care of Tinker. Upon the death of
Tinker, the property transfers to the neighbors. This decision was clearly
bad judgment as now there is an incentive to off Tinker with poisoned
The aformentioned pet masters can be considered extreme especially do to
the fact that the pets cannot make their own financial decisions and
choices. Of course, it must be noted that pet trusts are binding and
legal, therefore there are laws in place in most states that protect these
testamentary instruments. The average pet trust however is $25,000.
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