List of wealthiest animals

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This is a list of the wealthiest animals in the world. Many inherited money from their owners.

Wealthiest animals[edit]

  • Big Tibby inherited £50,000. The 52-year-old tortoise was willed the money by his millionaire owner, Donald Moss.[1]
  • Blackie, considered the richest cat, inherited a $25 million fortune.[2]
  • Csoki, an African parrot, received £50,000 from Victoria Brown, a millionaire from London, England.[1]
  • Flossie, a dog owned by Drew Barrymore, barked to alert her and then-husband Tom Green of a fire. She put her house in trust for the dog to show her gratitude.[3]
  • Gigoo was a Scots Dumpy hen willed $16 million. It was owned by Miles Blackwell, a publisher of textbooks.[4]
Tardar Sauce, better known as "Grumpy Cat"
  • Grumpy Cat with an estimated worth of at least $1 million.[2]
  • Gunther IV, a dog who inherited money from owner Countess Karlotta Liebenstein of Germany[5][6]
  • Toby Rimes, a poodle who inherited $20 million from a New Yorker named Ella Wendel in 1931. In 2012, that sum had grown to $80 million.[7][8]
  • Tommasino, a black cat given $12.4 million. This cat was a stray that found its way into the home of Maria Assunta, a property magnate in Italy. When Assunta died at the age of 94, she willed her fortune to either the cat or an animal welfare charity that would look after it, it was decided after no suitable charity could be found that the money would be given to the cat, held in trust by Assunta's nurse.[4]
  • Trouble, a dog owned by Leona Helmsley. She left Trouble $12 million.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Super-rich furry animals: Four-legged legacies (and other pet payouts)". 30 August 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Brad Tuttle. "The 10 Richest Pets of All Time". Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Pets that inherited a fortune". MNN - Mother Nature Network. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "These animals are probably richer than you are". Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "These animals are probably richer than you are". Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "A Match Made in Doggy Heaven". latimes. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  7. ^ Tim Parker. "These Are Some Of The Richest Pets In The World". Business Insider Australia. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "The world's top 4 richest pets". Yahoo Finance. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Richest dogs in the world". Dogtime. Retrieved 22 February 2016.