(Business Insider) Grumpy Cat Has Earned Her Owner Nearly $100 Million In Just 2 Years
DAVID MILLWARD, THE TELEGRAPH DEC. 8, 2014, 3:40 AM
With a relentless look of malevolence, Grumpy Cat is not exactly cute.
But the piercing stare and air of withering contempt have proved astonishingly lucrative for the cat’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen of Morristown, Arizona.
In just two years the cat — whose real name is Tardar Sauce — has made $99.5 million from an array of products, including best-selling books and a film.
Not surprisingly, Bundesen believes her pet is “unstoppable.”
She told the Express: “What she’s achieved in such a short time is unimaginable and absolutely mind-blowing.
“I was able to quit my job as a waitress within days of her first appearance on social media, and the phone simply hasn’t stopped ringing since.”
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 $18.6 million last year.
The cat is also outstripping the world’s top footballers including Christiano Ronaldo, whose total remuneration this year is estimated at $42.2 million.