Revealed: the celebrity pets that could be set to inherit millions

22 February 2019

Over two thirds of Brits (65%) plan to leave money in their Will to their pet. New research from Remember A Charity shows that the average owner will leave 11% of their wealth to their pets, to ensure they’re properly cared for.

This means that each of Kylie Jenner’s seven pets could be set to inherit £14 million of her £900 million fortune, whilst Barbara Streisand’s pups could receive £13.9 million each.

The news comes as Karl Lagerfeld has been rumoured to have left part of his £150 million fortune to his beloved cat, Choupette, and as 79% of pet owners reveal they’d like a clause in their Will detailing what will happen to their furry friends.

 

CelebrityHow much
they’re worth (approx.)
Their petsHow much each pet could inherit 

Kylie Jenner

£900,000,000 

Seven pets
Dogs – Norman, Bambi, Rosy, Harley, Wesley and Sophia.

Rabbit – Bruce

£14,142,587

Barbara Streisand£306,000,000 

Two dogs
Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet

£13,909,090

Simon Cowell£436,000,000 

Three Yorkshire Terriers
Squiddly, Diddly and Freddy

£13,212,121

Taylor Swift£245,000,000 

Two cats
Cats Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey

£11,136,364

Bradley Cooper£77,000,000 

One dog
Charlie (who appeared in A Star is Born)

£7,000,000

The Obamas£103,000,000 

Two Portuguese Water Dogs
Bo and Sunny

£4,681,818

Ed Sheeran£80,000,000 

Two cats
Dorito and Calippo

£3,636,363

Ariana Grande£38,000,000 

11 pets
Dogs – Toulouse, Ophelia, Fawkes, Cinnamon, Coco, Lafayette, Sirius, Strauss, Pignoli, Myron.

Pig – Piggy Smalls

£314,050

Shockingly, recent research from Remember A Charity reveals that six in 10 Brits don’t have a Will in place, meaning 32 million are leaving what will happen to their estate – as well as their children and pets – in the hands of the law.

Rob Cope, Director at Remember A Charity, says: “It’s really important to have a Will in place so that everything and everyone you care about are properly looked after once you’re gone, but surprisingly few of us actually have one.

“First and foremost, a Will should ensure that friends and family are cared for, but it’s important to think about everything else too. Many of us support a charity close to our heart throughout our life, so it’s wonderful to be able to continue supporting them once we’re gone too. Every gift – large and small – has a huge impact, with six in 10 lifeboat launches and two in three guide dogs funded through legacy giving.”

Last year, a collective £2.85 billion was left to charity in people’s Wills – the largest figure ever recorded. Currently, just six in 100 Brits leave a charitable gift in their Will, however, 32% say that they would like to, after they’ve taken care of family and friends.