Taylor Swift’s Cat is Worth More Than Most of the Kardashian Sisters

The idea a cat can become a millionaire is never surprising in a time when cat celebrities are everywhere in the digital realms. Not that this is anything new since notable cats have been around for decades if fewer back in the pre-internet days.

Only a cat owned by Taylor Swift has the potential to become a certified star overnight. Thanks to Swift setting up an Instagram account for her cat (Olivia Benson, named from the lead on Law & Order: SVU), the latter has become very wealthy.

Olivia has made so much money online, she became richer than several of the Kardashian sisters. Whether the Kardashians can deal with the fact a cat beat them out in earnings may predict more celebrities placing their family cats into the forefront for cash.

Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West smiling at the camera in semi formal dress
Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West | Kevin Mazur/WireImage/Getty Images

How much is Olivia Benson the cat worth?


According to all reports, Swift’s cat, Olivia, has a net worth of $97 million. The money one cat can make is truly astonishing, if Olivia’s money coming from starring alongside her owner.

Thanks to Swift using Olivia in music videos and in commercials, the exposure has been tremendous. Helping this along is the unique look of Olivia … plus Swift’s other cat, Meredith Grey (named after the Grey’s Anatomy character).

Yes, Swift named her cats after two of the most popular women characters on TV. Plus, with these being Scottish fold cats, their appearance lends well to the camera.

Only Grumpy Cat exceeded Olivia Benson

Back in 2018, Grumpy Cat led the way as the wealthiest celebrity cat at $99 million. Nevertheless, having Olivia once nearly tied with the late Grumpy Cat is quite the feat.

Seeing these figures also proves cats are the biggest moneymakers over dogs. Most famous dogs make well under what their feline counterparts do. Maybe the reason for this is dogs have been in the showbiz limelight a little long compared to cats.

Maybe Revenge of the Cats is apropos in this case. If dogs are maybe envious, what does it mean when Olivia Benson is making considerably more than the Kardashians?

An even bigger question might be: Will the Kardashians start bringing cats into their household?

The earnings comparison chart with the Kardashians

Based on figures available, Swift’s Olivia made a whopping $50 million more than some of the Kardashians. In comparison, Khloé Kardashian made only $40 million in 2018, no doubt giving her team pause on how a cat can make more than a human being.

A good argument to this is cats seem to give endless joy to people, where a show like Keeping Up with the Kardashians has arguably worn out its welcome. Of course, at least one Kardashian is a billionaire (Kylie Jenner). Olivia the cat, though, is still wealthier than Kim Kardashian, latter of whom is worth $72 million.

Pets in the household of the Kardashians are never really looked at on their reality show. Some controversy still shadows the Kardashians when it comes to their pet ownership. Many of their pets have reportedly come and gone over the years, leading some to wonder if the family gives away their pets often.

Whatever the truth is there, perhaps one of the Kardashian sisters will consider making their pets a stronger part of the family. As seen with Taylor Swift, fans appreciate seeing notables be close with their pets, generating hefty cash from page views. Considering the ironic (and slightly shaky) relationship between Swift and Kim Kardashian, another rivalry might soon begin.