Do you like cats? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be here! You probably have one or more fluffy bastards at home and you’ve taken thousands of pics and videos, hoping that one day your Tabby will do something weird and make you famous on the internet. Yeah, you and me both. Some people do, however, manage to monetize their cats’ seemingly worthless skills or genetic conditions, making thousands if not millions of dollars each year. We’re slowly turning into ancient Egyptians with our cat worshipping and I have absolutely no problem with that. Just for the sake of argument, I’ll get you “the most popular dogs on the internet”, so stay tuned. But for now enjoy the floofs!
Let’s start with a classic example: here’s Fatso “playing” a catchy tune on a piano. Nothing unusual, you say? This viral is a footage from 1984, a time when the dinosaurs watched Seinfeld, before the internet or even YouTube or Netflix! It took Charlie Schmidt 23 years to realize he’s sitting on a goldmine. 2 years later, in 2009, his “Cool Cat” video became a full-fledged meme and has been since featured in thousands of videos.