We’ve heard it all before: There are people out there who leave their entire inheritance to their pets. But do you know how rich some animals really are thanks to their owners’ wills? I couldn’t believe it when I checked out this infographic by The Law House.
Gunter IV, an Alsatian with a life some Hollywood stars would be jealous of, inherited £90m when his father Gunter III died. Yes, the dog inherited from a dog who had previously inherited the money when his owner Countess Carlotta Liebenstein passed away. It’s absolutely bonkers! Good old Gunter IV now owns properties in the Bahamas and a Miami mansion that was once Madonna’s. Of course, the spoilt pooch also has a chauffeur, maid and butler, and only eats steak and caviar – as you do as a richer than rich dog!
Blackie, a who would have guessed, black cat from the UK lives away from the limelight and enjoys his inheritance of £9 far away from the public eye. He came to riches after his cat-mad owner Ben Rhea died in 1988 and passed his million on to his cat rather than his relatives. I bet they really believe that black cats mean bad luck now!
Thought it was weird to leave money to your cat and dog? It gets even weirder because two animal lovers passed their entire fortune on to their beloved chicken and tortoise. Albeit completely bonkers, I understand how you could possibly build a very close relationship with your cat or dog, but giving your inheritance to a tortoise? I mean, what do they even do?
If you want to find out more about the most random animal inheritances and sob into your sleeves because these pets are richer than all your friends and family together ( I know I did!), check out the infographic below. It’s great fun and gives you some great random facts to chat about at any Christmas or New Year’s party…