Five Cats Who Earn More Than We Do

Oh well, we still love these fantastic felines. The Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Source, may not have much to celebrate in this world but her owner sure does.


The cat with the most withering glare in the world has just earned her owner Tabatha Bundesen $99.5 million.

"What she's achieved in such a short time is unimaginable and absolutely mind-blowing,” she says.

"I was able to quit my job as a waitress within days of her first appearance on social media and the phone simply hasn't stopped ringing since," she added.

Just to put Bundesen’s windfall in context, the cat earns more than the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow ($18.6 million) and Christiano Ronaldo ($42.2 million) combined!

Guess what?

Grumpy is not the only feline to make more money than you, me and the likes of Ronaldo.

Here are four more filthy rich felines:

Tara the Hero Cat


This one supposedly rakes in $55,600-$463,700

“The Hero Cat,” a female cat from California, came to worldwide attention after rescuing her caretakers' child from being attacked by a neighbor’s dog. The moment was caught on household surveillance video and became a worldwide sensation, featured on websites and televised news across the globe. The footage uploaded on YouTube attracted over 16.8 million views in the first 48 hours. Go figure.

Maru the Cat


This beauty is worth $21,800-$181,600.

The male Scottish Fold from Japan became popular on YouTube. Videos featuring Maru have an average of 800,000 views each and he is mentioned often in print and televised media discussing Internet celebrities.

The Two Talking Cats

They are adorable enough to net $8,500-$70,700.

The Keyboard Cat


The late cat (it died in 1987) is still worth $21,100-$175,800 for its owner.

The famous Internet meme came from a video from 1984 of a cat called "Fatso" wearing a blue shirt and "playing" an electronic keyboard. The video was posted to YouTube under the title "charlie schmidt's cool cats" in June 2007. Schmidt later changed the title to "Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat (THE ORIGINAL)".

The Stalking Cat


This adorable sleuth bags $7,000-$58,700.

All you need to know about this beauty is in the video below:

Kind of makes you rethink all your hard work to succeed, doesn't it? Just find an extraordinary cat to pin your star to.

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