Being a cat lady can pay off…literally.
Taylor Swift’s beloved glamourpuss, a Scottish fold named Olivia Benson, is the third richest pet in the world, according to a new report from All About Cats. The big cat has fetched an impressive estimated net worth of $97 million.
The feline fine at No. 2, with an estimated $100 million, is social media influencer @Nala_cat, a Siamese and tabby mix. German Shepherd Gunther VI, owned by Italian media company Gunther Corporation, has won the prize for the world’s richest pet with $500 million.
The list was compiled using Instagram analytics and the animal’s potential earnings per social media post. In 2020, Swift posted a photo of Olivia lying on a sofa, which garnered over 2 million likes on her Instagram page.
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The ‘Midnights’ album star was quick to show how much she loves her cat, which is named after actress Mariska Hargitay’s popular character ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. Her fluffy feline appeared in her “Blank Space” and “Me!” music videos, as well as in various commercials, including one for Diet Coke in 2014.
“Before I got the second cat, I was kind of soliciting everyone I knew, saying, ‘Is that catscat lady? “, Swift said during a 2014 interview on “Live With Kelly and Michael” in which she emphasized the plural of “cat.”
“Two cats are cats, and there’s more than one. And they’re like, ‘No, three cats is a cat lady, two cats is a party.’
Behind Benson on the richest pets list were Oprah Winfrey’s $30 million dogs Sadie, Sunny, Lauren, Layla and Luke; Jiffpom of Pomerania at $25 million; the late Karl Lagerfeld’s cat. Choupette, at $13 million; and actress Betty White’s late dog, Pontiac, at $5 million.
Tied at $1.5 million each are Instagram-famous dogs Doug The Pug, Tucker and Marutaro.
Swift has another cat, Benjamin Button, named after Brad Pitt’s character in the 2008 film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Button is a ragdoll cat. He didn’t make the cut.