Taylor Swift, the reigning queen of pop, graced the cover of Time magazine's Person of the Year, but the real star of the show might just be her four-year-old cat Benjamin Button. Wrapped regal around Swift's neck in a sleek black bodysuit, Benjamin took the internet by storm with his adorable looks and surprising net worth.
Estimated to be worth a staggering $100 million, Benjamin's wealth is no laughing matter. This figure, calculated by AllAboutCat.com based on potential earnings and engagement on Instagram, ranks him among the richest pets in the world.
His siblings, Meredith Gray and Olivia Benson, who are no strangers to the limelight, also boast impressive ratings.
Benjamin the cat clothing line
Benjamin's rise to feline fame began when he was adopted during the filming of Swift's "Me!" music video.
The singer immediately fell in love with the fluffy Ragdoll and named him after the curious character from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Since then, Benjamin has become a mini-celebrity, starring in music videos, launching his own clothing line and even appearing in commercials.
But Benjamin's latest feat, which graced the cover of Time magazine alongside its superstar owner, is sure to send his value skyrocketing. This coveted spot, along with his already established brand, cements Benjamin's position as a true superstar.
The fact that a cat is worth more than almost the majority of people in the world is bizarre, to say the least.
The most expensive cat family
Meanwhile, Olivia Benson, the third member of Swift's furry entourage, has an estimated net worth of $85 million, making her the third richest cat in the world.
With her Instagram debut garnering over 2 million likes within minutes, Olivia's star power is shining. Clearly, Swift's cats are more than pampered pets; they are brand ambassadors, influencers and even stars themselves.
So the next time you see Taylor Swift, remember, she's not just a pop icon, she's the CEO of a multi-million dollar cat empire, and Benjamin Button is its most lucrative member.