Let that sink in. $100 million in two years. Fall out of your chair? That’s how much Grumpy Cat has made for its owner in the past two years. The cat is now part of the one percent. Smile you bastard.
If you want a specific number, it’s $99.5 million. What? The cat looked crossly at me so I rounded up. Tabatha Bundesen is loving how lucrative the contemptuous cat has been. If you have finally got over the stupefying, headshaking number, here’s how it breaks down.
Tardar Sauce, the cat’s actual name, has managed to go from meme to hit, banking on an array of products, a book and an upcoming film. Yeah, I know. A movie. Hell, if Michael Bay gets to ruin Transformers, why can’t this cat have a movie?
The cat is currently the face of Friskies, banking millions on the endorsement. Bundesen is enjoying the windfall, telling the Express she was able to quit almost immediately.
“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.”
To put the money is perspective, Tardar Sauce makes more than Lebron James. Best part? The cat also gets to sit in the corner and look surly at people that don’t respond to its every whim. And when Grumpy Cat counts endorsement deals, it’s for real.
Social media has been a boon for Grumpy Cat, amassing 521,000 followers on Instagram and 255,000 on Twitter. And yes, the cat has an agent. Damn Hollywood cat.
If you are wondering about the film, “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever” is a cross between Die Hard and Home Alone.
Yeah, only on the Internet. Let’s give Tabatha Bundesen a ton of credit. Talk about striking while the iron is hot.
I humbly submit my two border collies to the Internet in hopes I can buy an island.