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Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Pop Album, Favorite Female Pop Artist, Favorite Music Video, Favorite Country Album, Favorite Female Country Artist, and Artist of the Year, poses in the press room during the 2022 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

As if celebrities being insanely rich wasn’t enough to cause envy, their beloved pets also have deep bank accounts. In a recent report of “The Ultimate Pet Rich List: The World’s Wealthiest and Most Influential Pets” by All About Cats, Taylor Swift’s cat Olivia Benson ranked as the world’s third richest pet, with a whopping estimated net worth of $97 million.

The ranking was created based on Instagram analytics, with many of the top-earning furry friends having climbed the ranks of wealth through fame on social media. For celebrity pets like Olivia, involvement in outside projects was taken into account. “Olivia has found success outside of the world of Instagram influencing,” the report read. “The Scottish fold earned her fortune starring alongside her owner in several music videos, has crafted her own merchandise line, and has had cameos in many big-budget ads.”

Olivia (named after Mariska Hargitay’s popular Law & Order: Special Victims Unit character) has starred alongside the 33-year-old pop star in commercials for DirectTV, Diet Coke and AT&T. The feline also made appearances in Swift’s music videos for “Me!” and “Blank Space.” During the “All Too Well” 1989 World Tour in 2015, fans were shown an intermission video with her kitty sister Meredith, Swift’s first cat.

Meredith, however, did not make it onto All About Cats’ richest pets ranking. Nor did Benjamin, Swift’s third and most recently acquired cat, who also made a cameo in the “Me!” music video. Olivia’s net worth was topped only by a German shepherd named Gunther VI, worth an estimated $500 million in investments and inheritance, and an Instagram-famous cat named Nala, who has reportedly earned $100 million. Olivia Benson did outrank Oprah’s five dogs, the late Karl Lagerfeld’s cat Choupette and the late Betty White’s pup Pontiac. See the full list here.

And in case you’re wondering, Mariska Hargitay is worth more than Olivia Benson, but only by a little bit: Parade reports that her net worth is $100 million.

Taylor Swift Isn’t A Cat Lady, She Has A Cat Party

Taylor Swift is new to TikTok and she’s taking the platform by storm, recently posting a video where she discusses that her cats do not make her a cat lady.

Posting a clip from an interview from 2014, Swift, 31, said, “I was talking to friends about it, and before I got the second cat, I was really kind of canvassing everyone I knew going, ‘Is cats cat lady? Or, you know, is two cats, cats? There’s more than one,’ and they’re like, ‘No, three cats is a cat lady. Two cats is a party.'”

Fast-forward to present-day Taylor, who is then seen dancing with one of her Scottish folds until they’re off-screen, next appearing with both of her cats by the end of the TikTok. By the way, her TikTok bio reads: “This is pretty much just a cat account.”

Swift’s two Scottish folds are named after her favorite TV shows: Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU and Meredith Grey from Grey’s Anatomy. She’s had Meredith since 2011 and Olivia since 2014. Below are our favorite cat posts by the “Bad Blood” singer.

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