A dog has inherited a fortune of $100 million from his grandfather, who got it from his owner.
Gunther IV, a German shepherd, inherited all his money from his grandfather, Gunther III. Gunther III was given $80 million by his late owner the German Countess Karlotta Liebenstein, who was part of the German Royal family. Since Countess Liebenstein didn’t have any children or close relatives, she was very close with Gunther III.
After Countess Liebenstein passed away, Carla Riccitelli was assigned as Gunther IV’s main caretaker and managed all his fortune. Moreover, she had also set up a corporation named “The Gunther Corporation” to make sure that her pet stayed happy and was cared for.
In addition to all the money Guther III (his grandfather) left for him, he inherited a mansion that was previously owned by Madonna. The mansion was bought at $7 million and was sold by the corporation in 2021 for a whopping $31 million.
As for Gunther IV, he is a carefree German Shepherd who loves chasing cats and running after cars. But he lives in luxury. He travels in his private jet, has a team of professional chefs to cook him food, and so on.
Ever since the Gunther Corporation was formed, it aimed to multiply the money Gunther has inherited. The corporation amassed $100 million to $500 million in the last 20 years.
Gunther IV also makes public appearances. In 2001, Gunther attended a high-dollar auction in northern Italy with two of his staff. While he was there, he bid on a $1.1 million truffle.
Carla Riccitelli, Gunther’s main caretaker, also established the Gunther Rescue program. According to the program, animals who need shelter are taken to live with Gunther. Although Gunther enjoys sharing his house with other animals, he still hasn’t gotten along with cats.