The French fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died and his beloved cat Choupette could inherit his fortune.
The Chanel Creative Director adopted Choupette in 2011. The Birman cat quickly became her own personality. Nearly 250,000 people followed their luxurious, spoiled lifestyle on Instagram. Well, the fashionable cat could become the richest cat in the world, according to CNBC, depending on how much money Lagerfeld has left behind.
Lagerfeld used to say Choupette was an "heiress"
Lagerfeld relied on Choupette to live in his life
Kitten. Model Baptiste Giabiconi asked the iconic designer to do the Cat-Sit
3 month old kitten in 2011, and he fell in love with her.
"[W] When she returned two weeks later, I said," I'm sorry that Choupette will stay, "Lagerfeld told the people in 2013. Under Lagerfeld's supervision Choupette ate fine porcelain and traveled with him around the world.
In 2015, Lagerfeld said that his cat would lead her luxury life even after her death. "Choupette is a rich girl," he told the French newspaper Le Figaro.
"If something happens to me, the person cares about it
she will not be in misery, "he added. Lagerfeld described his instafame cat as one last year
"Heiress," but added that she was not his only heir. "Among other things yes. Not
Worry, there is enough for everyone "(19459012)
told Numero . Lagerfeld was a value
an estimated $ 200 million at the time of his death.
Can Choupette really inherit?
Some people may find it strange to leave one
a fortune of several million dollars for a pet, but it's barely in 1991 a
The German countess left her dog, Gunther, 80 million dollars. His descendant Gunther
IV is now estimated 370 million dollars
Vanity Fair . Maria Assunta left her cat $ 13 million when she died
By leaving money to Choupette Lagerfeld would join a long series
Wealthy people who want to make sure their pets are safe
After Her Death
When he revealed his plans to name Choupette his successor
Numero Lagerfeld was told last year that animals under French law could not
inherit. Lagerfeld, born in Germany, replied that it was "lucky" that he was not French.
Money left by pets is usually classified in a trust
to Vanity Fair. A trustee monitors the money while a caretaker receives money
to provide confidence for the pet. A third person – an enforcer – could do this
be involved to ensure that funds are not misused.
What Choupette receives from Lagerfeld's fortune is added to her own fortune. According to France 24, it is reportedly already worth about 3.4 million dollars. Money she earned by advertising in a German car company and a Japanese cosmetics brand.
What will happen to Choupette?
Right now, Choupette is mourning the loss of her "daddy," according to a post on her Instagram, which was accompanied by a photo of the black-veiled cat. (Ashley Tschudin directs Choupette's social media accounts.)
"He was a true icon who touched the lives of all people
came in contact, especially with Moi, "wrote Choupette in a Post
her blog . "He will live forever in my broken heart and heart
all his supporters around the world. "
There is no announcement about where Choupette will live
in the future, but since two maids took care of all their needs, she was certainly there
In good hands.
Lagerfeld, who was known for his prickly personality, said
that Choupette changed his life for the better.
"Maybe she helped me become a nicer person," he told the people. "Because there is something very touching about her, you see."
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