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IN Animals ON 10 May, 2016
Apparently, Uncle Scrooge wasn't the only animal to be extremely rich and swim in the pools of gold coins and money. There are many other animals too who are rich to the core and actually provide salaries to their caretakers.
These animals were pets of exorbitantly rich people who either had no heirs or cared a lot about their wonderful canine companions. Some of these people left so much of money and assets for their animals, you'd pray to become their pets in your next life!
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Gunther IV, with a fortune valued at more than $300 million is the richest animal of the world. Gunther IV inherited this money from his father (wait for it..) Gunther III, who was blessed to be the pet of a super rich German Countess Karlotta Libenstein. Gunther's personal staff consists of servants and maids, a chauffeur and a personal chef! Reportedly, he is the owner of a Miami villa which once belonged to Madonna!
British publishing mogul Miles Blackwell altered his will after the death of his wife and named every possession of his as his beloved pet Gigoo's property. Gigoo is currently an owner of $14 million!
Once the richest pet of the world, the lap dog Trouble was the beloved of the hotel and real estate mogul Leona Hemsley. The 'Queen of Mean' left Trouble a trust worth $12 million. $100,000 was spent on Trouble every year, which included $8,000 for grooming, $1,200 for food and the rest for security and caretakers. After Trouble's death in 2010, the remainder of her trust went to charity.
The owner of dogs Tina and Kate, Nora Hardwell was worried about what would happen to her pet companions after her death. So, she wrote a trust worth $1 million for her dogs in her will. Nora died after a few years but left her canine buddies four acres of lawn and a big staff to take care of.
LOLs on those who say black cats bring misfortune. This black cat Blackie became the richest cat in the world when her owner Ben Rea left her a fortune worth $14 million after her death.
Margaret Layne was living a life without any children and a whopping property of 586,000 Euros when she met an 8-year-old stray cat Tinker. They soon became friends and Layne named 100,000 Euros and a property in London in the name of Tinker in her will.
50-year-old tortoise Silverstone inherited $27,000 from his owner Christina Foyle who died in 1999. His personal property isn't much in comparison to the other animals, but I guess he doesn't have any problem with that!
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