Pet Millionaires: Seven Cats and Dogs Who Are Actually Richer than You

Sure, there will always be people who have more money than you, but did you realize that some pets do, too? Here are seven dogs and seven cats that have money to burn!

Gunther IV, the German Shepherd: This dog actually received his inheritance from his father, Gunther III, a German Shepherd who received an inheritance from Karlotta Liebenstein, a German countess. Gunther IV has bought a Miami villa from Madonna and won a rare white truffle in an auction. Learn more about Gunther IV on a Web site devoted to him and those he hangs out with. He’s worth about $372 million right now, thanks to his growing trust fund.


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Dear eccentric, rich jerkass,

If you want to ensure your pet animal lives as long and happy as possible after you die, bequeath it to a random middle-class family with kids on craigslist. It will eat cheap dog food, yet feel like a prince at the center of the universe until the end of its days.


If you want your dog to get assassinated or otherwise end up as the centerpiece of some shadowy intrigue, why don't you bequeath it millions of dollars that will otherwise wind up in the hands of the shrewdest player.

No one will think twice about offing your beloved pooch if they think they have a slim chance of getting so much as a couple hundred bucks out of it, much less millions. Shit, there are people lining around the block up to shoot the millionaire dog out of nothing but spite and envy.
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My question is who cares for the dogs and dispenses the money -- particularly in cases like Gunther and Tobey, where the inheritances are passed down through multiple generations of dogs? How does one become the trustee for one of these animals?
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