Celebrity animals, like Doug the Pug, may be worth a lot more than you think! In fact, some of these internet animal celebs make up to $1 million annually simply by being adorable (or hilarious). So, what are your favorite animal celebrities worth?
What Are Animal Celebrities Worth?
When it comes to the “net worth” of an animal, we are really talking about how much their owners are pulling in each year from their pets. On top of revenue from clicks, many of these individuals will also land affiliate deals with pet companies (pet food, pet stores, etc.). Outside of any “perks” that come with being an animal celebrity, this is how much some of the internet’s favorite animal celebrities are making:
Grumpy Cat is almost the “original” animal celebrity and it happened by accident. According to The Huffington Post, Grumpy Cat’s owner was working as a waitress and her brother posted a video of her cat to Reddit. Because of its generally grumpy look, it was picked up and went viral within two days. It is estimated that the cat has a net worth of $100 million, though its owner has denied that being true (though he didn’t say if it was too low or too high).
If you’ve seen Maru the Cat you know how adorable he is. Maru, like many of the other pets, simply went viral. Now his owner is raking in some serious cash. The Washington Post estimated that the cat’s income ranges from $21.8K to $181.6K per year. Like Grumpy Cat, he likely has an estimated net worth in the millions.
Colonel Meow is still a pretty big deal on the web, even though he died after two years of life. The YouTube videos showing him spazzing out are still being watched. In 2012, when the videos first went viral, his owner was banking $5,000 a year. He still earns anywhere from $366 to $3K a year from the videos.
Doug the Pug
You’ve probably seen Doug the Pug on social media. He is, as you may have guessed, a pug. He can also pull off just about any piece of clothing, hat or costume out there. According to The Richest, the pup’s account (@itsdougthepug) has more than 850K followers and his Facebook page has over 2.6 million likes. Doug the Pug is said to have a net worth around $500K.
Have you seen Boo online? He’s one of the cutest pups out there! He started out as the spokes dog for Virgin America airlines. In 2010, he got his own Facebook page and eventually gathered over 5 million followers. His large following led to a book deal. Now, that book has now been printed in 11 different languages, he has 17 million Facebook followers and earns approximately $1 million a year.
It is amazing how much each of these pets is making for its owner! Who is your favorite animal celebrity? Do you know how much they make?
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