Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette is reportedly set to inherit some of the Chanel designer’s estimated $195 million fortune, CNBC reported.
Lagerfeld died at the age of 85 after a short illness, Chanel confirmed on Tuesday.
“If something happens to me, the person who will take care of her will not be in misery,” Lagerfeld said in a 2015 interview with a French magazine.
He adopted Choupette back in 2012 and since then, the cat has been living a lavish lifestyle, with Lagerfeld referring to her as a “full-time job” and hiring maids dedicated to caring for her.
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Choupette has 246,000 Instagram followers and more than 50,000 followers on Twitter.
Any inheritance Choupette receives from Lagerfeld’s estate will add to her own fortune, with Lagerfeld revealing in the past that his feline companion had earned more than $3 million from modeling jobs.
Depending on how much is bequeathed to Choupette, she could be poised to set a new record for the world’s wealthiest cat. The record is currently held by a cat named Blackie, who inherited 7 million pounds ($9.15 million) from his British owner in 1988.