Its a (Rich) Dogs Life

Newspaper releases list of the worlds wealthiest pets.

Think your dog lives large? The worlds 20 richest pets own combined wealth of over $500 million, according to a report in Londons The Mirror newspaper.

Most of the pets which range from dogs to a hen, chimp and parrot inherited the wealth when their owners died.

Topping the list is German Shepherd Dog Gunther IV, who inherited more than $300 million when his father, Gunther III, passed away. Gunther III inherited the family fortune when his owner, German Countess Karlotta Libenstein, died in 1992.

U.S. dog Toby Rimes, a mixed breed, landed at number three on the list. His owner, the late Ella Wendel of New York City, left him $80 million.

Click here to read the entire list.

Posted: May 2, 2006, 5 a.m. EST

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Dogs · Lifestyle