Taylor Swift’s cat is worth $97M, among world’s richest pets: report
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 fat cat has collectively amassed an impressive net worth of $97 million.
Feline fine at No. 2, at around $100 million, is social media influencer @Nala_cat, a Siamese and tabby mix. German Shepherd Gunther VI, owned by the Italian media company Gunther Corporation, received the prize for the richest animal in the world with 500 million dollars.
The list was made using Instagram analytics and potential pet payment per social media post. In 2020, Swift posted a photo of Olivia lying on a couch, which garnered more than 2 million likes on her Instagram page.
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The ‘Midnights’ star has not been shy about showing how much she loves her cat, who is named after actress Mariska Hargitay’s popular ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ character. Her furry cat has appeared in “Blank Space” and “Me!” music videos, as well as in various commercials, including one for Diet Coke in 2014.
Taylor Swift’s cat, Olivia Benson, ranks as the third-richest pet in the world, according to a social media study. taylorswift/Instagram
“Before I got my second cat, I was kind of asking everyone I knew, ‘Are the cats, cat lady?’ Swift said during a 2014 interview on “Live With Kelly and Michael” in which she emphasized the plural of “Cats.”
“Two cats are cats, and there’s more than one. And they say, ‘No, three cats is a cat lady, two cats is a party.'”
Following Benson on the list of richest animals were Oprah Winfrey’s dogs Sadie, Sunny, Lauren, Layla and Luke at $30 million; Pomeranian Jiffpom at $25 million; the cat of the late Karl Lagerfeld. Choupette, with $13 million; and the late actress Betty White’s dog, Pontiac, at $5 million.
Taylor Swift isn’t shy about how much she loves her cats, as she said in a 2014 interview.taylorswift/Instagram
Tied for $1.5 million each were Instagram-famous dogs Doug The Pug, Tucker and Marutaro.
Swift owns 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.