Gunther VI descended from Gunther III, the German Shepherd who inherited a massive $50 million fortune, when its owner, an unmarried German Countess Karlotta Liebenstein, died in 1992.
The estate, which is being managed by a board, has since ballooned to $500 million and has invested heavily in various real estates, a men’s soccer team, and a women’s swimming team, among other things.
Gunther lives the life of a true well-heeled heir, jet-setting on his private jet from one posh location to another and being trained for obedience skills by his trainer every day, and dining in meals prepared by a Chef with a slather of caviar once in a while.
He even sleeps in Madonna’s former bedroom in a plush, round, velvet bed overlooking the bay when he is in Florida.
Ruthie Assouline, the real estate agent who is managing the sale, was surprised that a dog owns the property saying, “At first I thought it was insane, but I saw that other people left money to their pets. How could it be an illusion?”