Just a few years ago Tommaso was a stray cat living on the streets of Rome. Now, he’s the richest feline in the world. When his rescuer, Maria Assunta, the wealthy widow of a property tycoon, died in 2011, she left her entire estate to Tommaso. The $13.3 million in cash and properties in Rome, Milan and Calabria, is being managed by Assunta’s former nurse, who promised her employer that she’d spoil the one-time alley cat with all the finest feline comforts. Tommaso’s fortune makes him the third wealthiest pet, behind Kalu the chimp, who was left $80 million by his owner, and Gunther IV, a German shepherd who inherited $372 million.
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