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Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette could be set to inherit a fortune

Key Points
  • Choupette, the feline companion of Chanel chief Karl Lagerfeld, could be poised to inherit millions of dollars after his death on Tuesday.
  • The cat is famous for its lavish lifestyle and has hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers.
  • Lagerfeld famously referred to his pet as an “heiress.”
Karl Lagerfeld attends the 'Corsa Karl Und Choupette' Vernissage on February 03, 2015
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Karl Lagerfeld's cat Choupette is reportedly set to inherit some of the Chanel designer's estimated $195 million fortune.

Chanel confirmed on Tuesday that Lagerfeld, who had been the fashion house's creative director since 1983, had died at the age of 85 after a short illness.

According to French magazine "Le Figaro," Lagerfeld said in a past conversation that Choupette was an "heiress."

"If something happens to me, the person who will take care of her will not be in misery," he said in a 2015 interview.

Choupette is famous for living a lavish lifestyle, with Lagerfeld referring to her as a "full time job" and hiring maids dedicated to caring for her. She has 235,000 Instagram followers and more than 50,000 followers on .

Any inheritance Choupette receives from Lagerfeld's estate will add to her own fortune, with Lagerfeld revealing in the past that his feline companion had earned more than $3 million from modelling jobs.

Depending on how much is bequeathed to Choupette, she could be poised to set a new record for the world's wealthiest cat. The record is currently held by a cat named Blackie, who inherited 7 million pounds ($9.15 million) from his British owner in 1988.

A spokesperson for Chanel was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.