Karl Lagerfeld’s cat, Choupette, inherits portion of fashion icon’s $300 million fortune

On Tuesday, German fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld died at the age of 85. Now, his cat, Choupette, stands to inherit a portion of his $300 million dollar fortune. In an interview with Numéro last year, the former creative director of Chanel and Fendi announced that the beloved feline would serve as his heir. Rebuffing skepticism, Lagerfeld added, “Don’t worry, there is enough for everyone.” Choupette, whose name is French for “sweetheart,” has historically lived a lavish lifestyle, with the fashion designer hiring maids to ensure her comfort. The inheritance will ensure the silky Burmese cat continues living her best life, which means daily meals of caviar and chicken pâté and travel on private jets. However, Choupette is unlikely to need the financial assistance from the estate. The pet celebrity has amassed over 260,000 followers on Instagram and has earned a healthy $3 million through sponsorships and ad appearances. She has previously served as an ambassador to German automobile manufacturer Opel, launched her own lines with brands like makeup company Shu Uemura and luxury cat-product producer Cheshire & Wain, and been the subject of two books. Lagerfeld addressed his cat’s fortune — both cat-made and bequeathed — in the past, noting, “She has […]