How One Cat Made Her Owner a Millionaire
At one time or another you have probably encountered one or several Grumpy Cat memes on social media. But who is grumpy cat and how big did she really become?
THE Grumpy Cat
Grumpy Cat whos real name is Tardar Sauce was born in 2012 with a genetic mutation called feline dwarfism and added with an overbite gives Tardar sauce a permanent “grumpy” appearance. Several months after her birth, Bryan Bundesen (the owers brother) decided to post a photo of Tardar sauce to Reddit and only 48 hours later Tardar sauce became an internet sensation. She became the ‘poster cat’ for sarcasm and negative comments and her photos are still used today. Despite her constant grumpy look Tardar Sauce is actually a sweet and loving cat which makes the photos even funnier and more ironic.
The Grumpy Cat memes typically consist of bold arial font at the top and bottom, with Grumpy Cat’s sarcastic comment at the bottom. Over the last 5 years thousands of grumpy cat memes have been created and gone viral. Tardar Sauce was so successful her owner took a leave of absence to manage her schedule and brother Bryan Bundesen manages her social media on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts. In 2017 (5 years later) she has nearly 9 million followers on Facebook, 1.5 million Twitter followers, and a quarter million followers on YouTube.
Grumpy Cat has made several media appearences including NBC News’s Today, and ABC News’s Good Morning America. She also made a sponsorship with Friskers where she appeared in several episodes of the Friskies YouTube game show “Will Kitty Play With It?” and in 2013 became the Offical Spokescat of Friskies. There is also tons of Grumpy Cat merchandise available on the web from T-shirts to art to video games. The official Grumpy Cat book, Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book, was published on July 23, 2013, by Chronicle Books, and was followed by several others including The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat. And to top it all off Grumpy cat has even become an actress, starring in Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever made by Lifetime, and has also made serval appearences in popular films.
With all her success Grumpy Cat has now made a whooping net worth of 100 million dollars!!! Anyone can generate their own grumpy cat meme using imgflip.com. So if you have something grumpy to say try it out!!