Very unusual news are coming from Italy this time. Cat Tommaso from Rome has become the richest cat in the world. His owner was 94 years old and she died last month leaving all her wealth to her loving pet. Tommaso became the owner of several flats and houses from Milan in the North, to Calabria in the South. Value of all that properties is around 10 millions dollars. Not bad for a cat, don’t you agree? Tommaso is only four years old, so he will be able to live many years as a real king!
His owner was a widow of a very successful builder and they didn’t have any kids, so the cat was her first and only choice. But, animals can’t inherit directly, so rich widow left everything to Stefania, lady that she met in the park. Stefania said that she didn’t know that widow was so rich, so we will trust her. Stefania and Tommaso now live somewhere outside Rome.
Even though love toward a pet can be big and unselfish, we have to ask if that lady really didn’t have any friends or family she could leave at least part of that wealth. Well, whatever, we can only say – lucky Tommaso! Many cats (and people too) will definitely be jealous of him. But, even though he is on the list of the richest pets in the word, he is not the wealthiest. Dog Gunther IV. from Germany is worth around 372 million dollars! Can you imagine that? And before Tommaso, richest cat was Blackie from Great Britain that inherited 9 million pounds from her owner in 1988. We can’t wait for a new story about rich pets, but until then be kind to that lady from your neighborhood with lots of cats. The next richest cat can be among them!