Dogs are a man’s best friend and quickly become a part of the family. In recent times, dogs have inherited fortunes from their owners and some are even social media influencers! As a result, dogs can build more wealth than the average person. We do live in crazy times! These lucky dogs don’t have to worry about where their next treat will come from!
Top 5 Wealthiest Dogs
1. Gunther IV – $375 Million
German shepherd Gunther IV is officially the wealthiest dog in the world. He also happens to be the richest pet overall. The Gunther Corporation, which also oversees the pup’s estate and riches, is his owner.
In 1992, German countess Karlotta Leibenstein gave away an estimated $106 million to Gunther IV. The people who took care of the German Shepherd shrewdly invested the money, and it multiplied in value. His fortune now stands at a cool $375 million.
Gunther IV recently sold a Miami mansion previously owned by Madonna for $29 million! The dogs’ owners set up Gunther Rescue, to support animals in need.
2. Toby Rimes – $92 Million
Toby Rimes is reportedly a descendant of a poodle with a similar name that belonged to Ella Wendel, an heiress to one of the most powerful families in 20th-century New York.
The Wendels were landlords that owned over 150 properties now collectively worth over $1 billion in today’s market. The last of their kind was Ella.
When she died, she only had her servants and her dog, Toby, by her side. The loyal pet inherited $80 million, which was passed down to its children. Toby Rimes is now worth an estimated $92 million.
3. Sadie, Sunny, Lauren – $30 Million
Layla and Luke are golden retrievers; Sunny and Lauren are springer spaniels; Sadie is a cocker spaniel. These five are famous because their owner, Oprah Winfrey, needs no introduction.
Apart from being an accomplished television host, Oprah is a long-time dog lover. Over the years, she has raised over 20 dogs, but the five mentioned are the most famous.
Sadly, only three of them are alive today: Sadie, Sunny, and Lauren. When Oprah passes away, the trio will be the beneficiaries of a sizable $30 million trust fund.
4. Jiffpom – $20 Million
Not every dog on this list just inherited wealth, some dogs such as Jiffpom are self-made. Jiffpom, a pomeranian, is considered to be the most-followed pet influencer online.
Because they do not want to detract from their pup, Jiff’s owners have chosen to maintain their anonymity. However, they are the minds that helped Jiffpom earn celebrity status.
The pomeranian has made many public appearances, most notably in the music video of Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse.” This is why the adorable social media star has a fortune of $20 million.
5. Conchita – $4 Million
Conchita is a fabulous chihuahua dubbed “The Queen of Miami.” Her owner was Gail Posner, the daughter of the renowned business executive Victor Posner.
The pooch and her sisters, Lucia and April-Maria, are nothing short of spoiled. They go around town in flashy outfits and jewelry. They also have their own gold-colored Cadillac Escalade.
When Gail Posner died in 2010, she left $1 million for her son, Brett Carr, and a $3 million trust fund for her pets. Conchita became one of the richest pooches alive after selling an inherited mansion for $8.4 million!