You may have seen these memes all over social media>>
This ‘Grumpy Cat’ — real name Tardar Sauce — first became a meme two years ago. Tabatha Bundesen, the owner, says she has made roughly $99.5 million from books, merchandise, appearances, and a film.
“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 said.
The famous feline has out-earned many Hollywod stars, like Leonardo DiCaprio, who reportedly earned $45 million last year, and Scarlett Johansson, who earned $17 million.
Grumpy was born with dwarfism and has a permanent scowl due to her underbite, and got noticed after Bundesen’s brother posted a photo of her online.
She then shot to fame after a video of her got 15.7 million views.
Now, she’s represented by “internet cat agent” Ben Lashes, and has half a million Instagram followers.
In Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, the kitty’s first film, she was voiced by star Aubrey Plaza, with 1.8 million viewers tuning in when it aired on Nov. 29.
The film is billed as a cross between Die Hard and Home Alone.
America is truly the land where anything is possible.