This 29-year-old was a waitress then she got a cat, quit her job, and became a millionaire

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  1. MutteringJohn

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    On Sept. 22, 2012, Bundesen's brother changed her life.

    Bundesen was working as a waitress. Her brother took a photo of her peeved-looking cat and posted it to Reddit. The photo went viral and Grumpy Cat quickly became a meme, with recognition on sites like BuzzFeed and CNBC.

    It earned more than 1 million views on Imgur within 48 hours.

    Grumpy Cat has a form of dwarfism and an underbite that yields a perpetual frown.

    I was able to quit my job as a waitress within days of her first appearance on social media and the phone simply hasn't stopped ringing since," she tells The Telegraph.

    In two years, Bundesen has generated nearly $100 million from Grumpy Cat's paid appearances, book deals, and modeling career, according to The Telegraph (Bundesen tells Huffington Post that amount is inaccurate, but doesn't say if it's high or low). Bundesen believes Grumpy Cat is "unstoppable."

    "We knew she was extremely unique, but we didn't know she would be this magnitude of special," Bundesen said at Grumpy Cat's second-birthday party in April.

    "I'm used to working every day, so this is a huge routine change," Bundesen said. "You don't have to have a routine when you have to take pictures of the cat."

    Another perk: "I'm getting to travel ... we get to see my family that lives in different parts of the country more often," Bundesen told Phoenix Business Journal in an interview. "It's really awesome that Grumpy Cat can spread to joy to so many people — and she's a cat."

    Grumpy Cat was born in Bundesen's home. Grumpy Cat has a brother named Pokey.

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    greyt Well-Known Member

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    you see, its face is sort of fucked up looking, and THAT's why it's funny
     
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    Maybe Grump Cat can fund the remaining money needed to build the Bianca's Furry Friends Shelter.
     
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    fixer I'm Retarded you Jerk. On the Power.

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    No bullshit... That fucking cat looks like Eric The Midget. ETM lives on as Grumpy the Cat. Long live ETM AK AK Grumpy Cat.
     
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    ...yikes that means beth cats will soon be going to surgery.
     
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    Grumpy Cat is on a mission to find and destroy Yoda.
     
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    this cat is funny. Apparently very happy too besides the grumpy look.
     
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    Long live etm! Love it man... Totally see it. I guarantee that feline fucks it's kitty bed every time some fat chick sings on idol.
     
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    my wife watched that dumb Grumpy Cat movie last week.
     
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    "I'm used to working every day, so this is a huge routine change," Bundesen said. "You don't have to have a routine when you have to take pictures of the cat."
     
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    Thought that was Peyton mannings cat
     
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    This cat's expression just sums it up. I never get tired of looking at it especially with the funny tweets he makes.
     
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    I really believe this is the impetuous behind Yoda. The Sterns were hoping for their own cash cow.
    The CEO of the production company for AGT runs that Petcollective website.
     
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  14. Mr. Potato Head

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    That's a rough looking 29 year old.:wtf:
     
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    Only in America....
     
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    the cat obviously doesnt like his pic takin or doing appearances.

    leave grumpy cat alone.

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    Holy fuck, talk about winning the lottery.
     
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    No joke.

    Waiting tables is hard work.
     
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    Beth is crying. All she has is a stupid blind cat and he's not an earner.
     
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    $100 million in two years!? I will now hang myself by the chimney with care. Merry fucking Xmas.
     
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