Meet Gunther VI. He looks like your average German Shepherd but he’s also the world’s richest dog. According to the Rich Pet List, Gunther VI has an estimated net worth of $500 million. How does a dog become that rich and what’s his lifestyle like? Read to to find out.
Gunther VI never had to work for his money. Instead, he inherited his fortune from his grandfather, Gunther III, who inherited it from his late owner, German Countess Karlotta Liebenstein. The Countess left her entire estate, then worth around $80 million, to her dog when she passed away in 1991. Since then, fortune has grown to $500 million thanks to smart investments.
Gunther VI used to live in a sprawling nine-bedroom, Tuscan-style waterfront mansion which formerly belonged to Madonna. However, he sold the property for $29 million, and made a tidy profit on it.
Gunther a lot more than just a wealthy dog. He lives the lifestyle of the rich and famous. The dog has his own personal trainer and chef, and his daily routine includes long walks on the beach and trips to the spa. Gunther also enjoys lavish vacations, often staying in the best suites at top hotels around the world. He has his own private jet!
Despite his wealth, people close to Gunther say he’s a down-to-earth dog. He has an extremely close relationship with his caretakers and is known to be very friendly and playful. The money isn’t all for him. Gunther also uses his wealth for charitable causes by supporting animal welfare organizations and other charities close to his heart.