Celebrities are known for their massive fortunes and lavish lifestyles, but their extravagance isn't just limited to how much they spend on themselves -- but also on how they look after their pets. When it comes to being a good dog mom, no one does it better than talkshow host Oprah Winfrey, who has owned 20 dogs so far.
Winfrey is known for being open and genuine with her talk show audience about her life and her love for animals -- especially dogs, who make a frequent appearance on her social media accounts. The talk show host loves her furry friends so much that she has a detailed plan about what would happen to them if she were to pass away.
Dogs are loyal creatures so naturally, they deserve the best treatment possible, which is why Oprah has set up a trust fund to make sure that they are well looked after even when she's not around. But how much money is she planning to leave behind in the fund? You'll be surprised when you find out.
Oprah's Love for Dogs
Over the years, Oprah has adopted several dogs, but sadly, not all of them survived. In 2008, she lost one of her favorite pups, Sophie, to whom she even paid homage on her daytime show. She said in one of the episodes that Sophie taught her some valuable lessons that she remembers and values to this day.
Remembering her late cocker spaniel, Oprah said that Sophie would accompany her everywhere -- to the set, to award shows and interviews, and wait patiently backstage while she worked. She said that Sophie was more loyal to her than any human had ever been, therefore it was only fair that her dogs receive the same treatment that they have given her.
And one of the reasons why her dogs are so loyal to her is because of all the love they get from their owner. Currently, the billionaire media mogul has five dogs whom she deeply cherishes. So much so that she has gone an extra mile to ensure that they continue to enjoy a life of luxury even after she is gone from this world.
One news report in Australia’s Woman’s Day magazine revealed that Oprah's will contains a clause that will allow her pets to earn $30 million after her death. Allegedly, Oprah rewrote her original will to include her pets in the inheritance because she wants to be sure that they are looked after in her absence.