Taylor Swift’s Cat Olivia Benson Is Worth $97 Million
As if celebrities being insanely rich wasn’t enough to cause envy, their beloved pets also have deep bank accounts. In a recent report of “The Ultimate Pet Rich List: The World’s Wealthiest and Most Influential Pets” by All About Cats, Taylor Swift’s cat Olivia Benson ranked as the world’s third richest pet, with a whopping estimated net worth of $97 million.
The ranking was created based on Instagram analytics, with many of the top-earning furry friends having climbed the ranks of wealth through fame on social media. For celebrity pets like Olivia, involvement in outside projects was taken into account. “Olivia has found success outside of the world of Instagram influencing,” the report read. “The Scottish fold earned her fortune starring alongside her owner in several music videos, has crafted her own merchandise line, and has had cameos in many big-budget ads.”
Olivia (named after Mariska Hargitay’s popular Law & Order: Special Victims Unit character) has starred alongside the 33-year-old pop star in commercials for DirectTV, Diet Coke and AT&T. The feline also made appearances in Swift’s music videos for “Me!” and “Blank Space.” During the “All Too Well” 1989 World Tour in 2015, fans were shown an intermission video with her kitty sister Meredith, Swift’s first cat.
Meredith, however, did not make it onto All About Cats’ richest pets ranking. Nor did Benjamin, Swift’s third and most recently acquired cat, who also made a cameo in the “Me!” music video. Olivia’s net worth was topped only by a German shepherd named Gunther VI, worth an estimated $500 million in investments and inheritance, and an Instagram-famous cat named Nala, who has reportedly earned $100 million. Olivia Benson did outrank Oprah’s five dogs, the late Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette and the late Betty White’s pup Pontiac. See the full list here.
And in case you’re wondering, Mariska Hargitay is worth more than Olivia Benson, but only by a little bit: Parade reports that her net worth is $100 million.