The following people make less money than Grumpy Cat: Barack Obama, Cameron Diaz, Rafael Nadal, Harvey Weinstein, and, well, you get the idea.
According to British tabloid The Daily Express, the frowning feline has earned a whopping $100 million in various endorsement deals and projects over the last two years. Grumpy Cat's owner, Tabatha Bundesen, has since denied the report. While speaking to The Huffington Post, Bundesen refused to reveal just how much her cat — whose real name is Tardar Sauce — has made, but plans to give an interview to set the record straight.
While $100 million may sound absurd, the figure can't be too far off.
Since first rising to fame in 2012, Grumpy Cat has had an unusual amount of staying power, especially in the blink-and-you-missed-it world of Internet memes. The last two years have produced a best-selling book, major endorsement deals with companies like Friskies cat food, and her own Lifetime movie — all due to that trademark cantankerous mug (which we got to see in person not too long ago.)
Bundesen has said that the reason for her cat's gloomy disposition is an underbite and dwarfism. That and no one has showed Grumpy her latest bank statement. (Time)