Late Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld’s Cat Could Inherit His Estimated $195 Million Fortune

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.

Choupette has 246,000 Instagram followers and more than 50,000 followers on Twitter.

CNBC reports:

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.