World's Wealthiest Pets
Recently, a list of the world’s wealthiest pets hit the media and caused a stir bigger than a coronation. Think your pet has it made? Check out these lucky animals:
Gunther IV, an Alsatian (that’s a German shepherd in the United States!) said to be worth $320 million. Unconfirmed reports state that this incredible sum of money was left to Gunther’s canine father by Countess Karlotta Libenstein when she passed away in 1992.
Kalu, a chimpanzee, became the main beneficiary of a trust amounting to some 95 million “big bananas.” Owner Patricia O’Neill replaced her husband, Australian Olympic swimmer Frank O’Neill—the former beneficiary—with Kalu while Frank was at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Toby Rimes, a dog of unknown breeding, lapped up approximately $80 million when his owner, Ella Wendel, suddenly passed away. Word is that Toby, a New York City native, has become an instant celebrity around his Central Park stomping grounds.
Gigoo, a fair-feathered hen, waddled away with approximately $19 million when publisher Miles Blackwell, who left the fowl all his dough after unexpectedly losing his wife, died.