We can’t stop obsessing over the Pet Rich List, which is like the Forbes 400 but for the world’s wealthiest pets, and it’s where we’ve learned such shocking news as the fact that Taylor Swift’s cat, Olivia Benson, is worth $97 million , or Betty White’s Golden Retriever, Pontiac, inherited $5 million dollars after White’s passing in 2021.
Now, we’re focused on the furry friends who took fourth place on the list: Oprah Winfrey’s dogs, Sadie, Sunny and Lauren. As it turns out, these pooches are set to inherit a cumulative $30 million dollars if their entrepreneurial owner passes.
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According to Forbes, Winfrey’s net worth is estimated to be $2.5 billion, so it makes sense that she would want to pass some of that wealth along. And since the media mogul has never had any children, she obviously wants to make sure her pups are taken care of in case she passes.
It was first reported that the OWN founder had set up a trust fund for her dogs back in 2007. A source told the Australian magazine Woman’s Day that”[Oprah] has set up a trust fund to care for her ‘babies’ when she dies.” They added, “Oprah has a menagerie of animals and she wants them to be pampered for the rest of their lives if she were to die first…so she rewrites her will to include millions for their care. Oprah’s a billionaire, so $30m is not a lot of money if you look at her entire net worth.”
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While the Pet Rich List mentions 5 pups who will inherit the money from Winfrey, it is stated on Oprah Daily that the self-made businesswoman is currently only a mother to her two springer spaniels (Sunny and Lauren) and one cocker spaniel (Sadie).
We’ve gotten glimpses of Winfrey’s cuddly friends in the past, like one shot she shared to Instagram in 2020, which was taken for Oh, the Oprah magazine.
“Me and Sadie in this month’s @oprahmagazine—and 11 years ago when we first met at @pawschicago!” the TV interviewer wrote in her caption.
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