Remember when cats weren’t on the same level as Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks?
#4. The Internet Celebrities Are Rising
Even in the murky depths of ancient history (2008), minor online notables such as Leeroy Jenkins and Tron Guy were already participating in panel discussions about the nature of this new type of fame. … Compare that situation to today, when Grumpy Cat – an entity that has only been around since late 2012 – has an estimated net worth of $1 million, and it’s easy to see why modern online celebrity is a very different beast.