Grumpy Cat’s £64m fortune is pie in the sky
Grumpy Cat has earned its owner £64m.
Well, so says the Daily Express, which spoke with Grump Cat’s owner Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona.
Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Source “has made £64 million from an array of products, including bestselling books and a film”.
The Telegraph repeats the claim without any doubt, stating:
Grumpy’s earnings have dwarfed those of many of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Gwyneth Paltrow who, according to Forbes magazine, earned just over £12 million last year. The cat is also outstripping the world’s top footballers including Christiano Ronaldo, whose total remuneration this year is estimated at £27.1 million.
All true. Or as Bundesen says, it’s “completely inaccurate“.
So. How much?
In May 2013, the Wall Street Journal put Grumpt Cat’s earning at “a low-six-figure sum“.
Ben Lashes, the cat’s agent, says Grumpy Cat “is a seven-figure cat, for sure”.
That’s better. But the $1m cat is hard to take when we work like dogs for less…