- A German Shepherd dog sells a nine-bedroom waterfront mansion in Miami, AP reported.
- Madonna previously owned the mansion until she sold it to the Gunther VI the Dog trust in 2000.
- Gunther VI’s trust, which originated from the wealthy owner of an ancestor, is worth nearly $ 500 million per AP.
A German Shepherd named Gunther VI is selling a Miami mansion previously owned by pop singer Madonna, AP reported.
The 1.2 acre waterfront property went up for sale on Wednesday with an asking price of $ 31.75 million – a huge jump from when Madonna sold the villa to Gunther’s trust in 2000 for $ 7.5 million, according to the Miami real estate expert.
The dog’s wealth dates back to its ancestor, Gunter III, according to managers who run the estate, per AP. Gunther III inherited millions of dollars from its owner, German Countess Karlotta Liebenstein, who died in 1992, according to AP.
Since then, the dog’s bloodline has been groomed by handlers, AP reported.
Gunther VI’s trust is worth almost $ 500 million per AP.
The listing on the estate agent’s website says the Dog’s Mansion overlooks Biscayne Bay and has nine bedrooms, eight and a half bathrooms, and a swimming pool. The property is one of six waterfront homes and is just minutes from Miami Beach, according to the listing.
“He lives in Madonna’s former master bedroom,” Ruthie Assouline, the real estate agent who manages the sale of the property with her husband, Ethan Assouline, told AP.
Insider has reached out to Ruthie Assouline for comment.
Carla Riccitelli, one of Gunther’s guardians, told AP she was on a board of directors that oversees the trust. The board makes decisions about when to buy and sell real estate in the trust, by AP.
The German Shepherd, whose primary residence is in Tuscany, attends real estate agent meetings, travels by private jet and has meals prepared by a chef, Riccitelli told AP.