1. Hamilton the hipster cat
Insta-famous Hamilton has a classic rags-to-riches story. He was a feral kitten, originally raised around no humans at all until he went to a shelter and got adopted by tech recruiter Jay Stowe. For the first month, he didn’t come out of the bathroom. But once he did, his path to stardom began.
Stowe took a few pictures of the mustachioed cat and posted them on Instagram. Soon enough, Hamilton had hundreds of thousands of followers and became a viral sensation, featured in newspapers that apparently had nothing better to write about. Hamilton is still shy from his feral days, so he doesn’t do any public appearances, but he does donate most of his earnings to charity.