Did You Know that Grumpy Cat Is Actually a Millionaire?

Ever since Grumpy Cat first appeared online, the Internet can’t get enough of her. But attention is not the only thing that this furry feline is getting. Her fortune is estimated at $100 million, more than many famous actors and musicians earn.

So how did it all start?

Grumpy Cat’s owner Tabatha Bundesen was working as a waitress when her brother Bryan decided to take a photo of her funny-looking cat and post it on Reddit. In a matter of hours, she became a sensation. Grumpy Cat soon became a meme and she appeared on websites such as Buzzfeed, 9gag and CNBS.

It got 1 million views on Imgur in 48 hours.

Grumpy Cat’s real name is Tardar Sauce and she actually has a condition called dwarfism, which makes her face look like this. She is constantly frowning because of her condition and a dental underbite. But that unique frown turned out to be worth millions of dollars.

Tabatha, who lives in Arizona in US, isn’t complaining. She still remembers that September 22, 2012, when her life turned upside down.

Since her cat became a worldwide phenomenon, she was able to quit her job as a waitress and dedicate her life to managing her cat’s modeling career. Sounds unbelievable, but it’s true. She says that her only job now is to book Tardar’s photo shoots, commercials, and other appearances. She says that she is finding it hard to get used to not working, but she’s managing.

Tabatha says that her phone hasn’t stopped ringing ever since her cat first became popular online and that she believes Grumpy Cat is “unstoppable“.

What are the other perks of owning a million-dollar cat?

Apart from not having to work, Tabatha can travel all the time. She has time and money to visit her family more often and enjoy her life. She never could have imagined just how huge her cat would become, but she always knew Tardar was very special. And she is glad to see her cat bringing joy to so many people around the world.

As for the millions of dollars Grumpy has earned, they come from all the products, commercials and a best-selling book. She even has her own movie – Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. She is the face of Friskies, food for cats, and Whole Foods even made a calendar featuring Grumpy Cat.

In case you were wondering, Tardar stays faithful to her grumpy persona even during her appearances. During the Vidcon Convention in 2014, Grumpy Cat slept through the whole thing not paying much attention to all the fans that came just to see her. Unimpressed, as always.