Karl Lagerfeld, a German fashion icon, died at the age of 85 in 2019. Now, standing to inherit a little of his $300 million dollar fortune is his cat, Choupette. With that amount of money, the cat is going to be able to buy Kratztonne XXL more than it can ever need!
The previous creative director of Chanel and Fendi announced that the beloved feline would function as his heir, saying in an interview with Numéro last year. “Don’t worry, there’s enough for everybody,” Lagerfeld added, rebuffing skepticism.
It has historically lived a lavish lifestyle, with the style designer hiring maids to make sure her comfort is Choupette, whose name is French for “sweetheart.” The inheritance will make sure the silky house cat continues living her best life, which implies daily meals of caviar and chicken pâté and travel on private jets.
However, Choupette is unlikely to want financial assistance from the estate. The pet celebrity has earned a healthy $3 million through sponsorships and ad appearances and has amassed over 260,000 followers on Instagram. She launched her own lines with brands like makeup company Shu Uemura and luxury cat-product producer Cheshire & Wain, has been the topic of two books, and has previously served as an envoy to German automobile manufacturer Opel. Noting, “She is an heiress, she has her own little fortune, Lagerfeld addressed his cat’s fortune — both cat-made and bequeathed — within the past. If something happens to me, the one who will make sure of it’ll not be in misery… She’s an upscale girl!”
Having strict laws disallowing money left to pets in wills, the cross-species duo lived in France. Telling Numéro, “Well it’s lucky I’m not French then,” Lagerfeld likely addressed these legal issues before his death. The style designer hinted that the sum would be transferred leveraging his German citizenship, a rustic that enables animals to be estate beneficiaries.
With a title that previously belonged to Blackie, a British cat who was left $9.15 million by its owners in 1988, and depending on the sum left to Choupette, the title of the richest cat ever is what she may usurp. Unfortunately, she’s going to be unlikely to beat out an alsatian named Gunter IV because the richest animal ever; the dog inherited $375 million in 1991 from German countess Carlotta Liebenstein.