Grumpy Cat was one of the wealthiest animal celebrities on the planet. It was amongst the most popular pets on the internet and has inspired multiple viral memes on the web.

As its name suggests, the cat was known for permanently holding its ‘grumpy’ appearance, which is apparently a result of feline dwarfism and an underbite.

Early Life

Grumpy Cat Net Worth 2019

Tardar Sauce, aka Grumpy Cat, is a female who was born on 4th April 2012 to a Calico mother and an unknown father. It belongs to a mixed breed of cat but has dominant traits of Felis Catus species.

The cat is owned by Tabatha Bundesen. The duo can be seen sharing pictures of each other on each other’s Instagram. Tabatha and Grumpy are very close to each other, which can be seen if anyone who looks at the pair cuddling together.

It received its nickname as Grumpy Cat, because of its facial appearance, which is permanently set at a Grumpy facial demeanor, which was initially caused due to an underbite and feline dwarfism.

Unfortunately, Tardar Sauce died at her home in the arms of her owner Tabatha following complications from a urinary tract infection on May 14, 2019. Her death was announced on May 17, 2019, on social media, and she was mourned by many people across the globe.


Grumpy Cat first rose to fame in 2012, when a meme created by the cat owner, went viral on the internet. People find Tardar’s Grumpy face, funny, which further helped in popularizing the cat.

The cat reached its initial stardom by appearing in the Friskies YouTube game show called series ‘Will Kitty Play with It?’ In 2013 Friskies made Grumpy Cat, their official Spokescat, organizing photo shoots, luxury travel services, and royal treatment for the cat, for wherever she visited to promote the show.

The Cat also has an official book under its name called ‘Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book,’ which was launched in 2013 by production house Chronicle Books.

Grumpy Cat also received royalties for all the merchandise which dozens of popular brands are selling with images or memes of the cat.

In 2013 Grumpy Cat appeared in a documentary called ‘Lil Bub & Friendz.’ In 2014 a movie was made surrounded the cat herself titled ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.’

Awards & Achievements

In 2012, Grumpy Cat was named as the most influential Cat in the world by MSNBC. She also received the 2013 Webby Award for Meme of the Year, a meme that was originally created by BuzzFeed. Swarm also launched a limited edition sticker to honor the cat. Grumpy Cat has also won the Internet Cat Video Film Festival Golden Kitty Award in its Second annual year. In 2013 Friskies, Grumpy Cat, was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Net Worth of Grumpy Cat

As of 2024, Grumpy Cat had a net worth of over $100 million. The cat basically makes thousands from its social media upload. Grumpy Cat has dozens of sponsorship deals that help her in making millions for her owner. Grumpy Cat was nothing less than a golden Cat for her owner.

Grumpy Cat was one of the most popular and richest pets in the world. She has a net worth more than most humans on the planet. Grumpy Cat is even richer than a handful of celebrities in Hollywood. The pet receives royalties worth millions for its memes, YouTube Videos, and other images, which don’t seem to get old anytime soon. Cat lovers are obsessed with the cat and what to keep up with her life. Grumpy Cat has over 2.5 million followers on Instagram currently, which is 100 times more than her human owner.


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