What’s Next for Gunther, the World’s Richest Dog? Offering to ‘Buy Nicolas Cage’s Island’
Gunther, the German shepherd subject of Netflix’s Gunther’s Millions, is seeking to add to his real estate assets, which once included Madonna’s former Miami home, the dog’s caretaker informs PEOPLE.
Gunther the German shepherd is used to making headings; it comes with the territory of being the globe’s richest dog.
The canine got his fortunes from the late German Countess Karlotta Leibenstein, who died in 1992 and willed her whole fortune to her beloved German shepherd– during that time, Gunther III.
The trust established for Gunther from the millions left behind by Leibenstein goes towards continuing Gunther’s bloodline and extravagantly looking after all the dogs in it. The current beneficiary of the trust, reportedly now worth over $400 million, is Gunther VI.
The amazing true story behind Gunther’s riches and the amazing lifestyle it has produced for the dog was recently documented in the Netflix series Gunther’s Millions.
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” We have actually received a lot of responses it is quite overwhelming. However overall, most people couldn’t think how many twists and turns there are in the series,” Maurizio Mian, Gunther’s caretaker, included prominently in Gunther’s Millions, tells PEOPLE of the reactions to the show.
” The filmmakers at Nobo Productions have done a great job at putting these previous thirty years into a four-part collection, and it’s not an easy task! I would certainly say my favored reaction is when people ask me if they can take their female dog on a date with Gunther!” he adds.
Part of that background includes Gunther’s foray into pop music, which involved forming Gunther’s Team and releasing the song “Wild Dog.”
“Wild Dog is one of my favored memories. We wanted Gunther to come to be a pop star, to sing (mostly bark), to make an album,” Mian says.
Another one of Gunther’s head-turning journeys documented in Gunther’s Many millions is the pooch’s purchase of Madonna’s former Miami mansion, which the dog’s trust sold in 2022. However the German shepherd isn’t done exploring the world of celebrity real estate. Mian informs PEOPLE the dog now has a new piece of popular property in mind.
“Gunther made an deal to buy Nicolas Cage’s island, which is located in the Exumas, the most prestigious part of the Bahamas. Gunther has actually had his eyes (or paws) on the island for quite a while now,” Mian says of the property, which Cage apparently purchased in 2006.
Gunther’s caretaker adds that the island would certainly assist service the dog’s expanding business goals, which include building an animal shelter and supporting pet welfare initiatives.
To learn more about Gunther and his riches, see Gunther’s Many millions, currently streaming on Netflix.