For the first time animals began to receive from their owners an inheritance at the end of the XIX century. The first to become rich four-footed was the mongrel Serko. Her Russian merchant Maria Leontiev from Uglich bequeathed more than one hundred thousand rubles in the form of gold and real estate. The Dane’s Great Dane from the French Baron de Jouar received 150,000 francs. Although relatives tried to cool capital, they did not succeed.
Until the end of their days, both the mongrel and the thoroughbred mare swam in luxury. At the Tigris grave a monument worth a thousand francs was erected. The remaining money after the “wretchedness” left the state. There is also a case when Cardinal Richelieu left his property to his 14 cats. A solo band “Queen” Freddie Mercury bequeathed an impressive amount to their fluffy pets.
There are no millionaire animals in Russia today, the fact is that courts usually take the side of relatives. But in America things look different. There are entire companies that specialize in providing financial services to animals. The local law enforcement system is extremely reluctant to overturn decisions about a will in favor of animals. After all, the pressure on the testator simply could not be carried out by the pet.
Although the list of the richest people on the planet is regularly published, for some reason the most affluent animals are forgotten. But it’s embarrassing to read about them, because such money bags made less money for acquiring the state than any of us. Here is a list of the richest animals who have earned their capital by obtaining an inheritance from their beloved hosts.
This dog has a bank account with 145 million dollars. At the same time, the German shepherd Guenter IV, who lives in Italy, received her capital not from a man, but from her father, Gunther III. Also, the German Countess Carlotta Liebenstein left millions. The rich dog has its own country house, for this role the former Madonna’s mansion in Miami perfectly suited. This home was not the first for the dog, his trustees purchased for 7.5 million dollars. According to the assistant, Gunter is very pleased with the house with 9 rooms and 8 toilets. The millionaire carries a personal chauffeur on a BMW car with a convertible top. Recently, the rich man was even fined by the police after he was seen in the front seat. But it was shooting a documentary for German television. Among the delicacies in the menu of the rich dog there are white truffles, worth $ 1,000 per piece.
Blackie’s cat is considered the richest on Earth. 25 million dollars – this state was left to him by the deceased owner Ben Rea. At the same time, his relatives did not receive anything at all. But the recluse millionaire was able to provide his beloved cat with the best – selective fish and elite collars. Blackie’s cat even got into the Guinness Book of Records, although it’s not known where he is and what he does. Following the example of his master, the millionaire animal also leads a solitary lifestyle, not flickering in the secular news.
Numerous relatives of this chicken fulfilled their duty to humanity – they got into soup or on a festive table in baked form. Guigu was lucky. Khokhlatka was in the will of the publishing magnate Michael Blackwill, after he lost his wife. As a result, the chicken owns 10 million dollars.
This little dog received the nickname of a homeless millionaire. After the death of her mistress, Leon Hamsley, the dog inherited 12 million dollars. The billionaire inherited about 2 billion dollars from her deceased husband. The woman was very greedy, although she owned a wealthy estate in New York. Mrs. Hamsley believed that taxes are paid only by “greedy people.” She managed to become the first billionaire, who ended up for their non-payment to prison. Only the Maltese lapdog Trabal caused a woman to have tender feelings. Only now the dog had a bad character, the former servant of Leone even sued her, as the dog constantly bit her.After the death of the mistress, a series of trials reduced the dog’s capital to $ 2 million. The remaining 10 million went to the brother of the deceased, who will take care of the capricious dog. Now the lapdog will have to moderate his aristocratic habits, will there be a familiar foie gras after such a menu? Yes, and a bone for a millionaire chewed a special four-legged assistant. His own grandchildren, Leon did not leave anything. According to her will, the dog after death will be buried between her husband and herself in the family mausoleum. $ 3 million was allocated for the maintenance of the crypt and for the organization of the coming solemn funeral according to the will.
The fate of this cat turned in an unexpected way. The former homeless vagabond liked one old woman. Tinker fell into her will just before the death of Margaret Lane’s widow. It turned out that she ordered not only to allocate the cat 225 thousand dollars, but also to leave him his home. According to the will, the cat has the right to live there until his death. Such a will caused a storm of protests. As a result, the will of the deceased could not be executed – because of threats, the cat had to move to a more peaceful place. The widow wrote in her will that her legacy would pass to the guardians, her children, only 21 years or after Tinker’s death.
A similar fate awaited another homeless person. The Italian cat fell into the hands of the lonely and very wealthy Mary Assunta. The very hit of a mongrel creature in such conditions can be considered a great success. However, in 2009, 92-year-old mistress, who remained without close relatives, made an unusual testament. She indicated that all her bank accounts, apartments in Rome and Milan, as well as lands in Calabria, are transferred to Tommasino and his several friends – the same homeless cats. At the end of 2011, Maria Assunta passed away. The woman with strangeness nevertheless showed prudence, having appointed the person responsible for observance of the will and inheritance conditions. Dispose of millions in favor of Tomazzino will be 48-year-old nurse Stefania. She took care of the old woman in the last years of her life, having met the heir and his tastes. Stephanie herself says that she could not even think about the wealth of her client, as well as her desire to transfer all the cat. Tomazzino himself continues to bathe in happiness. He does not need money – they would give a bowl of milk and a favorite pastry. According to the will, he will be pampered with delicacies and gifts for a long time, as the mistress wanted. Tina and Kate.
Millionaire Nora Hardwell did not live to see her 90th birthday just one day. According to the will, she left her border-collie about 720 thousand dollars, as well as a house and 5 acres of land. Guardians are ordered to carefully care for dogs and maintain the ideal cleanliness in their home.
Among the wealthy heirs are even reptiles. Hardly the tortoise, Silverstone, realizes how lucky she is. The book magnate Christina Foyle left her a legacy of as much as $ 2 million. Anthony Sylit and his wife Eileen will be able to help the 50-year-old tortoise with such capital.
This monkey has a capital of 74 million euros. Patricia O’Neal loved animals so much that she made her will in favor of them. With the money left all of her several dozen dogs and a dozen cats. But most of the money went to the favorite chimpanzee Kalu, including real estate in Cape Town. It’s interesting that literally without money the husband of a millionaire, swimmer Frank O’Neal, remained. His wife made a will while he was performing at the Olympics in Sydney.
This poodle lived all his life in luxury. In a family of millionaires, Wendell always liked dogs. Four-legged friends always ate the most selective delicacies, they even had their own personal butler. The dogs were sleeping in their own separate bedrooms, on carved beds with sheets of satin.Caring hostess Ella Wendell left in the legacy of the main favorites, poodle Toby, a legacy of 30 million dollars. This will help him survive the separation from the good hostess.