Richest Celebrity Animals Whose Life is Better Than Yours

By: Shelly Grinfeld | Published: Jul 11, 2023

Our furry friends have the ability to become our very best friends, but when it comes to the world’s elite, sometimes their furry counterparts have the means to soar to stardom and wealth beyond our wildest dreams.

From lavish estates in their name, extravagant parties in their honor, millions of dollars, movie appearances, serenades we can’t comprehend and everything in between. Here are the most famous and fabulously rich animals we all know and love, and some we wish we could take their place.

Justin Bieber’s Yorkie Pal, Oscar

Justin and Hailey Beiber received their little pup in 2018 as a Christmas present. Oscar, this beautiful blonde Yorkie that you can’t help but fall in love with, has accumulated fans from across the globe.

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With 801K followers and counting, don’t let Oscar’s instagram intimidate you. You might be able to catch up on social media if you try hard enough…or not. The Biebers also round out their animal brood with two beloved cats, Sushi and Tuna. Their pets must be nothing short of fancy with names like these, trend setting in their own private jets while accumulating their own cult following.

Gunther VI: The Dog Who Bought Madonna's House

Who would have thought that a mere german shepherd would come in ranked as one of the wealthiest pets in the world. At a net worth of about $500 million, Gunther also has his own four part Netflix documentary series called “Gunther’s Millions”  and he bought Madonna’s house.

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Gunther the VI, as the story goes, is the heir to his grandfather Gunther III’s fortune. He was also a German Shepard, who allegedly belonged to the German countess Karlotta Leibenstein. Although there is speculation that Leibenstein never even existed.

Nala: The Influencer

Who said influencers are only humans? Cats can be influencers too, just look at Nala. Nala the cat currently has 4.5 million followers on instagram and that coveted blue check mark that we all wish we had.

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Nala has her own cat food brand and is considered the second highest-earning cat in the world, not to mention she holds the Guinness World Record for most followed cat on the social media platform that is instagram. She is estimated to be worth a whopping net worth of $100 Million. How could anyone be immune to this amount of cuteness?

JiffPom, the Pommeranian With the Guinness World Record

You can’t have a famous and fabulously wealthy animal countdown without this cutie! JiffPom ranks at the top of our list for fame, fans and undeniable cuteness. With 9.4M followers on instagram, you can find our furry dog friend in some easily recognizable commercials and music videos such as target and Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video.

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Did we forget to mention that JiffPom holds an impressive Guinness World Record? If one wasn’t enough he holds three total! Among them the record for fastest 10 meters on hind legs (6.56 seconds) and another for the fastest 5 meters on front paws (7.76 seconds). Plus he has more famous friends than we have (that’s for sure)  rubbing elbows or in this case noses with the likes of Shawn Mendes, and Ariana Grande. How could you not want to take him home and cuddle?

Olivia Benson

Olivia Benson, bringing in the order, but not how you think. Coming in at number five we have Taylor Swift’s fierce feline. 

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Benson is bumped up the list with an estimated net worth of $97 million. This makes her the third richest cat in the world, not to mention that she has some quite famous appearances under her belt. Ovilia has starred in Taylor Swift music videos on several occasions and even has a line of products in her name while being featured in highly coveted commercials such as Ned Sneakers and Coca Cola.

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Doug the Pug

It’s always a star studded party with Doug the Pug, wagging his tail around  Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and John Legend.

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Doug has been featured in the pages of Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine. He has traveled and been invited to places around the world such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the Arc de Triomphe, making for some famously funny selfies. He is already an internet pro, being in the spotlight since 2014 and he also has his own children’s book. His net worth is about $1.6 million as of 2020 and it has been growing ever since.

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Noon Coleman

Who wouldn’t want to accompany Zendaya on her long set ours and be her emotional support? Noon Coleman not only has this highly coveted job as her emotional support dog but he is also undoubtedly living the good life.

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Emmy-winning actress Zendaya has a black miniature schnauzer named Noon, which was her Christmas gift in 2015. He lives with Zendaya in her five bedroom and bathrooms home, alongside an outdoor swimming pool and a huge collection of lemon trees.

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Lord Chesterfield Aniston

We all need a friend, even someone who is the original “friend.” Jennifer Aniston’s beloved pup was adopted in 2020 and hasn’t left her side since.

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When Aniston announced the adoption of her dog, Lord, the announcement was watched with over 13 million views. We can barely get all 15 of our friends to lunch on the same day and yet this floppy eared pup united millions across the internet by merely existing. He joins the likes of Jennifer’s furry babies schnauzer mix named Clyde and a pitbull named Sophie, all of which continue to enjoy the limelight and the paparazzi to match.

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The Grumpy Cat

Easily recognizable and known as both an internet star and a famous meme, you got to love this cat even if he is a grumpy one.

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Named Tardar Sauce but famously known as and nicknamed, “The Grumpy Cat” how many cats do you know that literally embody a whole mood? Basically all of our Monday moods in cat form. He even had a shoe line and cartoons drawn and dedicated specifically to him and his grumpiness! Although Grumpy Cat passed away in 2019, his fame and mood lives on especially during our monday moods. During his life he had an estimated minimum of $1 million net worth.

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Boujee Smith-Schuster

You know your boujee when it is literally your name! This French Bulldog belongs to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster credits his dog Boujee for helping him get over his fear of dogs after getting bitten by a dog during his youth. Boujee has an instagram account reaching 192K followers and can be seen lounging by the pool and doting on his equally fancy doggie girlfriend Portia with juicy tennis balls and in luxurious cars.

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Diddy Kong

With 1 Million Instagram Followers this monkey is as famous as he is cheeky.

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This baby marmoset was adopted by humans from Miami and rose to stardom after a video of him taking a bath went viral. He is lovingly named after a popular video game character and is followed by numerous A-list stars like Snoop Dogg, Neil Patrick Harris and Cara Delevingne. Diddy Kong has walked the runway and has made an appearance in Wiz Khalifa’s music video.

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Lauren, Layla, Sadie, Sunny, and Luke

The billionaire talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s pet dogs Lauren, Layla, Sadie, Sunny, and Luke have each been awarded $30 million in her will, but that isn’t stopping them from living their best life starting now.

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Each one of Oprah’s dear pets has their own trust fund that was set up back in 2007. Her famous pets have been featured alongside the mogul in magazines such as her own, the Oprah magazine. Oprah has received lots of commentary on her lavish lifestyle so it comes to no surprise that her dogs live the same way, eating the freshest food, home grown herself and skipping airport lines, or any lines for that matter.

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Bubbles

Bubbles was the chimpanzee companion of Michael Jackson. 

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During Jackson’s life he took Bubbles on numerous international tours and even had him accompany him during a meeting with the Mayor of Osaka. Even before his death, Michael arranged for US$2m – about £1.4m – to be left to the chimpanzee. He currently resides in the best sanctuary money can buy, located in California.

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Winnie Gomez

Selena Gomez isn’t only a multi-talent she is also a dog mom to her poodle Winnie.

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Winnie has the privilege of lounging on Selena’s comfy couch and stands by her side as she reigns one of the most followed on all of instagram.

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Pumpkin, the Raccoon

Although Pumpkin sadly passed away several years ago, she is perhaps the first raccoon-fluencer to grace social media.

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She was known for enjoying the finest things in life, like gourmet food all to herself. She still has, to this day, more followers than we can count, with 1.1M followers and rising. She lived that eating avocados, and sipping tea kind of life, we are sure she is doing the same thing up in her lavish house in the sky.

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Peach Barrymore

Barrymore dubbed herself the “crazy cat lady” once she fell in love with Peach.

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Peach has the ability to roam Barrymore’s entire house and even sleep in the bedroom. She loves seeing her animals in the morning and even garnered a sponsor deal with her cat for Purina’s Tidy Cats.

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Hamlet, the Pig

Hamlet the Pig loves to dress up and interact with her countless fans online.

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Hamlet even has her own successful blog, not to mention an instagram account with 319K followers but she has no plans of stopping there. She enjoys her fame but she is also using her skills for the greater good, as an Epilepsy advocate and therapy pig. Hamlet loves staying in bed all day and snuggling with her human, Melanie.

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Lionel, the hedgehog

This hedgehog is one small bundle of prickly cuteness.

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Lionel wields a whole website in his name that produces clothing for all kinds of people, men, women and children alike, there is something for everyone. We can’t forget his homeware and accessories line as well, including phone cases, water bottles and more. That’s only the tip of the iceberg. Lionel has brands lining up to work with him as he brings joy and smiles to all of his many followers,144K on instagram to be exact. I guess it’s back to the drawing board for us as we try to land a brand deal of our own. Lionel truly has become an inspiration.

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Ludwik, the Guinea Pig

Ludwik, coming in hot with 227K followers on instagram, he is a force to be reckoned with.

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Ludwik’s story is self-described as a “” zero to hero” story on his social media, so we can be certain he doesn’t take for granted the lavish life he now leads. Whether or not you follow him he shares an inspirational message.

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Bandit Pinkett-Smith

The Pinkett-Smith clan are no strangers to an animal filled household. They have numerous pets including several canines, among them Bandit, Beijing Black, Blue, Fang, Money Boy, and Simba. We are especially taking note of this sweet pup Bandit, pictured here.

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Bandit has already made his guest star appearance on Jada’s “Red Table Talk” show and doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. He also has some famous friends like Cesar Millan, the known dog whisperer who in fact gifted Bandit to Jada himself for her 49th birthday.

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Choupette, the Fashion Icon

Choupette is one fashionable cat. She must be since she was no other than Karl Lagerfeld’s companion ever since he got her in 2011. There is even speculation that she inspired one of the handbags of the famous Chanel Fashion House.

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Choupette’s online media presence and her famous father has garnered her several highly-coveted spots in fashion magazines. Lagerfeld was even recorded saying that people are in awe of her and that she is on her way to receiving more attention than him. Someone even made a twitter fan account for her and Jared Leto dressed up as her for the 2023 Met Gala.

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Toby Rimes, the Dog Who Inherited Millions

Toby Rimes, dubbed a “mythical poodle” is somewhat of an urban legend among certain circles. Toby is said to have inherited a fortune worth $92 million dollars.

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There are some mysterious circumstances surrounding Toby’s wealth per conflicting story reports but allegedly Toby descended from a poodle line in which all had the same name. The original poodle was said to be owned in 1931 by New York City millionaire Ella Wendel. Upon Ella’s passing she allegedly left her dog an obscene amount of wealth estimating between $30 million to $80 million.

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Kalu

If you don’t want your husband to gain your fortune, what do you do? Leave it to your pet chimpanzee of course. That is exactly what Patricia O’Neill did.

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Kalu not only gained a family and his own fancy mansion but one day became its owner. Kalu inherited A$90 million dollars by simply existing and being a loyal family pet. Why Patricia pulled one over on her husband we may not know but hopefully him and the chimp were on better terms.

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Gigoo, the Hen

Have you ever been stunned by a hen? If you haven’t, be prepared to be when it comes to Gigoo.

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You can’t pick your parents but I don’t think Gigoo would choose any different even if he could. Gigoo was the pet of British publishing tycoon Miles Blackwell and after his death this glorious hen inherited $15 million.

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Trouble, white Maltese terrier

Although little Trouble only made it to age 12, her life of luxury is sure to provoke a bit of jealousy.

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Owned by New York Hotel heiress Leona Helmsley, Trouble, was reportedly worth $12 million when during the time of her death. This little animal is the epitome of excess, living a life to match the likes of her owner. Trouble was being fed the finest crab cakes on the daily and steamed vegetables with high caliber ingredients of the elite. It only makes sense in death, like in life, she is buried to the nines lying beside Helmsley in her family’s 12,000-square-foot mausoleum.

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Tommaso, One Lucky Black Cat

I would settle for a mere one life, who needs nine, if it meant I could live as Tommaso lives. Wouldn’t you?

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This black four-year-old Italian cat has over $13 million to his name. Tommaso is considered one of the richest cats to ever exist. His owner Maria Assunta originally inherited her fortune from her husband, a predominant builder. She had such an extreme love for her cat that she left all the money in her name to him. I hope we can all find a love that is that powerful.

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Conchita, the Chihuahua

This sweetheart is without a doubt “bad and boujee” just ask anyone.

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This pup is recognized as the Queen of Miami, with an inheritance worth $12.4 million. At a mere 1 pound she is carrying more weight and holding her own more than most. She can be seen strolling in a Tiffany diamond encrusted collar and pulling up in a gold Escalade with her own driver in tow.

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Betty White’s Dog, Pontiac

When you think of Betty White, you think nothing short of a national treasure. It would make sense that her dog would have the same effect.

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Both Betty and her dog Pontiac were both truly golden. A golden retriever in his own right, Pontiac originally worked as a guide dog and helped Betty where she needed him the most. He was deemed extremely kind and friendly it was no wonder he lived a life of service just like Ms White, making people smile across the globe. It was rumored that Potiac was set to have inherited up to $5 million in Betty’s will.

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Felix Matthews

Auston Matthews is an American professional ice hockey player who is yet another dog dad who just can’t get enough of his canine, Felix.

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Felix is an Aussie Bernedoodle and is always showing Matthews love, accompanying him on all his extravagant adventures and vacations. This pup especially loves being glued to his TV and has his own tumblr fan account.

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Moonie, the Canine Actor

Perhaps one of the most recognizable animal roles in Hollywood is Elle Wood’s lovable pup Bruiser, played by Moonie.

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Although Moonie passed away in 2016, not many canines can say that they have a legacy that lives on, nor that they were pals with none other than the famous Reese Witherspoon. He also had a famous roommate, Gidget, known for her Taco Bell commercials. This canine has more roles and appearances under his belt than many humans. He appeared in music videos such as that of Cher, and also starred in additional commercials, and guest roles.

Whether we love them, want them or aspire to be them, we can all agree that these famously rich pets are quite the party animals. These fierce animals live the life that most of us can only dream of. 

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