If your pet could bring home extra cash rather than dead mice, wouldn’t that be good? Well these pets that don’t look real are doing just that!
We’ve all heard of the internet pet sensations who are taking the world by storm, but would you ever guess the amount of money they make?
Our furry friends are some of the most influential users of social media – and their owners are raking in the money.
In honour of the UK’s National Pet Month (April 2016), Webfluential has let the cat out of the bag and showcases ten of the world’s furriest of friends who have become social media sensations.
Who’s raising the bar with international endorsements, and who’s clawing their way to the top with TV appearances and interviews?
Marnie The Dog – Estimated worth – Unknown
Adopted at 10, this Shih Tzu became popular when photos appeared on Instagram and Twitter of her left-tilting head and floppy tongue. Her Instagram account has almost 2 million followers, and her fame is largely attributable to a significant Vine following. But along with a heavy social media following, her ground-breaking appearances with human celebrities crowns this top dog as the internet’s most influential pet.
Boo the World’s Cutest Dog – Estimated worth – £1.3b
The world’s first pet star, the king of endorsements, the original – Boo. The Pomeranian became an internet sensation known for his short haircut. With a whopping 17.5 million likes on his Facebook page, Boo paraphernalia isn’t hard to come by, ranging from photo books to stuffed toys.
Jiff The Pom – Estimated worth – Unknown
So famous he’s signed up to a talent agency in Beverly Hills, there’s no social media platform Jiff hasn’t conquered. Perhaps the most cunning of them all, the Pomeranian has featured in one of Katy Perry’s music videos and a Covergirl cosmetics advert.
Lil Bub – Estimated annual worth – £30k
Adopted by her owner as the runt of the litter, Lil Bub is famed for her unique facial expression. She’s followed by an astonishing 1.2 million people on Instagram. But it’s on film where Lil Bub really shines, the cat has featured on Good Morning America, The View and has spawned her own TV show, Lil Bub & Friendz and Lil BUB’s Big SHOW.
Grumpy Cat – Estimated net worth – £64m
Named Tardar Sauce at birth, this renowned internet celebrity is famed for her permanently grumpy face. Coming into the ranking with 1.4 million Instagram followers, Grumpy Cat’s merchandise includes licensed t-shirts, mugs, stuffed toys and even ‘Grumppucinno’ iced coffee beverages. Official video app games can also be added to that list.
(Article source: The Express)