Dogs are a beloved part of many households, providing companionship, loyalty, and love to their owners. While most dogs don’t carry a net worth, there are some that have lucked into inheriting or earning significant fortunes of their own. Here are a few examples of the world’s wealthiest canines:
1. Gunther VI
Net Worth: $400+ Million
Breed: German Shepherd
Name: Gunther VI
Gunther VI is the wealthiest dog in the world, having inherited his fortune from his grandfather, Gunther III. Gunther III inherited around $65 million from his owner, German Countess Korlotta Liebenstein. After investment management turned that sum into roughly $400 million, Gunther VI became the star of his own Netflix documentary show called “Gunther’s Millions.”
2. Oprah’s Dogs Luke, Layla, Sunny, Loren, Sadie
Net Worth: $30 million each
Breed: Two Golden Retrievers, two Springer Spaniels, a Cocker Spaniel
Name: Luke and Layla, Sunny and Lauren, Sadie
Oprah has a net worth of approximately $2.5 billion, so leaving $30 million to each of her five dogs is not a significant amount for her. These five beloved dogs live fulfilling lives with abundant love and care. They are set to receive this money from a trust fund when Oprah passes away.
Net Worth: $25 million
Jiffpom is not your average dog; he is a social media star with close to 10 million followers on Instagram. Every Instagram post earns him around $32,906, ranking him as the third richest dog in the world. He even makes an appearance as a guest star in music videos, movies, and shows. Jiffpom holds the Guinness world record for the fastest 30 feet on hind legs.
Net Worth: $2 million (originally $12 million)
When Leona Helmsley, the New York Hotel heiress, passed away in 2007, she left all of her wealth to her dog, Trouble – around $12 million. Eventually, a judge deemed this sum excessive and lowered it to $2 million. Trouble passed away 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 inherited an enormous $8.3 million mansion and a $3 million trust fund. Her only son was not too happy about the decision, as he only received $1 million. Thus, he filed a lawsuit disputing the will.
6. Doug the Pug
Net Worth: $1.5 million
Doug the Pug is a celebrity among dogs, with nearly 3.6 million followers on Instagram. He earns around $22,400 for each post on the platform, and it’s estimated that his net worth falls between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Doug is active across all social media platforms and has appeared with many celebrities, such as Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Demi Lovato, and more.
While it’s undoubtedly endearing to see dogs inherit millions of dollars, it’s debatable if they need such vast sums. Regardless, these wealthy dogs provide entertainment, and their owners’ love and devotion ensure their care and comfort throughout their lives.