Just when you thought your financial woes couldn’t get any worse, you get hit with this news. Animals are wealthier than you. Well, not all animals but there are a few out there that make more money than you’d ever see in five lifetimes. So next time you go walking down the street and see a cute cat, don’t ignore it. It just might be one of the worlds wealthiest animals. If you think this is all a big joke, let’s take a deeper look.
WEALTHIEST ANIMALS: BLACKIE THE CAT
You know how they call the richest people in the world “fat cats?” Well, in this case, it’s actually true. Blackie the cat is not only slightly overweight, but he has more money than you even care to know. He’s the most opulent cat in the world after inheriting a $25 million fortune.
WEALTHIEST ANIMALS: DREW BARRYMORE’S DOG
Flossie is not your average dog. He is a hero. Flossie, owned by actress Drew Barrymore, alerted her and husband Tom Green of a house fire. Fortunately, the two escaped. As a reward, Barrymore gave her house to Flossie.
WEALTHIEST ANIMALS: POODLE POWER
Poodles are those types of dogs that just look rich. With their fancy hair and prissy walk, they stink of the 1%. Of course, that’s just a stereotype but not in the case of Toby Rimes. Toby is a poodle who once inherited $20 million from Ella Wendel in 1931. The dog is long gone but now the sum is worth $80 million.
WEALTHIEST ANIMALS: LUCKY STRAY CAT
Tommasino is the luckiest stray cat in the world. Not only does he have an awesome name, but he inherited $12.4 million. After Tommasino stumbled his way into Maria Assunta’s home, he eventually got her fortune as a gift when she died at 94 years of age.
WEALTHIEST ANIMALS: THE HARDEST WORKING CAT
Not all of these animals inherit their money. Some actually work for it. Take Tama the cat for example. Tama worked as a Super Station Master for Wakayama Electric Railway. Upon completing her assignment, Tama earned around $10 million.