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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Millionaire pooch selling Miami villa once owned by Madonna


 DISCLAIMER: As it turns out the "Gunther" story is nothing more than a publicity stunt. Long story short, a dog is not selling Madonna's former mansion. 


See the real story here.


Gunther the German Shepard recently had a "meeting with the real estate agents selling his Miami mansion that his handlers bought from Madonna." 

According to the handlers who manage the estate, Gunther VI inherited a "vast fortune," which includes the eight-bedroom waterfront home that Madonna once owned, from his grandfather Gunther IV. 

The Tuscan-style villa comes with a view of Biscayne Bay, and went on sale Wednesday for $31 million, which is a major increase in purchase price as Madonna purchased the same home for $7.5 million. 

Gunther VI's lineage dates back "decades to when Gunther III inherited a multimillion-dollar trust from late owner German countess Karlotta Liebenstein when she died in 1992. . .Since then, a group of handlers have helped maintain a jet-setting lifestyle for a succession of dogs," which includes Gunther IV. 

Not only does Gunther get to enjoy trips to Milan and the Bahamas, the pooch also has a personal chef that cooks breakfast each morning made of the "finest meat, fresh vegetables, and rice." 

See Kelli Kennedy, Millionaire pooch selling Miami villa once owned by Madonna, My San Antonio, November 17, 2021. 

Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.  


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