As we all know, dogs are a man’s best friend, and many people have dogs as their companions simply because of their loving nature. Just like with humans, some dogs are luckier than others, and some are even born in the most luxurious homes across the world. These dogs have the fortune of inheriting or earning millions of dollars.
If you’d like to learn about a very few incredibly wealthy dogs, read the article below.
The 6 Richest Dogs in the World
1. Gunther VI
|Net worth:||$400+ Million|
The wealthiest dog in the world is thought to be a German Shepard named Gunther VI. This dog’s grandfather, Gunther III, inherited its wealth—around $65 million— from its owner, a German Countess, Korlotta Liebenstein. The people who were in charge of the dogs’ money managed to invest it and turn that $65 million into roughly $400 million. Gunther VI has since then become a star of his own Netflix documentary show, Gunther’s Millions.1
2. Oprah’s Dogs Luke, Layla, Sunny, Loren, Sadie
|Breed:||Two Golden Retrievers, two Springer Spaniels, a Cocker Spaniel|
|Name:||Luke and Layla, Sunny and Lauren, Sadie|
|Net worth:||$30 million each|
Considering the fact that Oprah has a staggering 2.5 billion net worth, leaving $30 million to her five dogs is not a big deal for her. These five adorable dogs live fulfilled lives with plenty of love and will stay cared for even if something happens to Oprah. They are set to receive this money from a trust fund when Oprah passes away.
|Net worth:||$25 million|
Jiffpom is a famous social media star. This cute Pomeranian pup earns around $32,906 for every Instagram post, ranking as the third richest dog on our list. Jiffpom has close to 10 million followers on Instagram and even appears as a guest star in music videos, movies, and shows. One interesting fact about Jiffpom is that he holds the Guinness world record for the fastest 30 feet on hind legs.
|Net worth:||$12 million|
When the New York Hotel heiress Leona Helmsley passed in 2007, she left all of her wealth to her dog Trouble—all $12 million. However, a judge later lowered this inheritance to $2 million. The pooch diet in December 2010, reaching 12 years of age.
|Net worth:||$8.3 million|
When Florida millionaire Gail Posner passed away in 2010, her Chihuahua Conchita was left in luxury. When the millionaire died, she left an enormous $8.3 million mansion to her Chihuahua and a $3 million trust fund. Her only son was not too happy about the decision since he only got $1 million, so he filed a lawsuit trying to dispute the will.
6. Doug the Pug
|Net worth:||$1.5 million|
Doug the Pug is a famous social media star, with around 3.6 million followers on Instagram. Allegedly this pup earns $22,400 for each post on Instagram, and his net worth is thought to be between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Doug the Pug is active on almost all social media platforms and has appeared with many celebrities, such as Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Demi Lovato, and more.
There you have it—there are certainly some wealthy pooches in the world! All of the above owners clearly have an incredible bond with their pets and want to make sure they are well taken care of even if they aren’t there anymore. That said, would a dog possibly need millions of dollars for? We’ll let you decide.