Grumpy Cat is two-and-a-half years old, cost her owners nothing – and yet earns more in a year than Cristiano Ronaldo.
In two years, Bundesen has generated nearly $100 million from Grumpy Cat’s paid appearances, book deals, and modeling career, according to The Telegraph (Bundesen tells Huffington Post that amount is inaccurate, but doesn’t say if it’s high or low). Bundesen believes Grumpy Cat is “unstoppable.”
Photos of cats that have been circulating on social media sites and Reddit, Twitter or Facebook.
“”I was able to quit my job as a waitress within days of her first appearance on social media and the phone simply hasn’t stopped ringing since,” she tells The Telegraph.”
A year after appearing on the video sharing website YouTube, Grumpy immediately receive a contract for Friskies cat food brand ambassador. Since then he also flooded into commercials. The video on YouTube has been viewed 16 million times since September 2012.
Grumpy Cat has more than 521,000 followers on Instagram and 255,000 on Twitter.