Businessman and socialite Richard Muljadi, grandson of pharmaceuticals magnate Kartini Muljadi (whose family is currently #40 in Forbes’ 2016 50 richest Indonesians list with a net worth of $760 million), came on our radar around this time last year when he and his wife, Shalvynne Chang, threw a lavish party for their dog, Coco, and gifted her with a Mitsubishi Pajero in the hopes that she “wouldn’t be too grumpy when the nanny takes [her] to the salon.”
Well, the time has recently come for the French bulldog to blow her candles yet again (many happy returns, woof woof), but this time, Coco isn’t alone – she’s celebrating her second birthday along with her sister, Lulu, who just turned one.
Of course, the richest dogs in Indonesia got another lavish party, and their doting owners really outdid themselves this time.
Coco and Lulu’s proud mommy and daddy started a contest on social media a couple of weeks ago to see who could come up with the best and most creative birthday party idea for their dogs. The winner would receive an iPhone 7.
And so, the couple picked a netizen’s suggestion for a nautical-themed birthday party on a yacht for their beloved pets. Several days later, the invitation was posted on Instagram (but no, none of us ordinary muggles were invited – only other beautiful people and rich dogs).
But at least we get to see how rockin’ the party was through the hashtag #cocolulusailorparty on Instagram.
In that last post, Richard Muljadi wrote, “Hope you enjoy your birthday celebration girls and don’t worry since the nanny will no longer take u girls to the salon with that car because mum & dad has gotten you something more comfy.” So yeah, the lavish yacht party and fireworks were but the frosting on the layers upon layers of their sweet cake (read: lives).
Now some of you might say it’s totally ridiculous to spend so much money on a couple of dogs’ birthdays (who don’t even know what a birthday is). To you we say: hey, people can spend their money however they please, and also, that’s speciesist, man.
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