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Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg Cloned Their Dog, a Perfectly Reasonable Thing to Do

The happy couple.
The happy couple. Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images

After pledging money to build a floating parkdonating to countless charitable organizations, and footing the bill for an Oscars party so exclusive even Elton John couldn’t get in, Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg still had some money left over. That’s just what happens when you have an estimated combined net worth of $3.7 billion! So they decided to put a portion of that to good use by cloning their dog.

The couple paid upwards of $100,000 to a Korean company to clone their Jack Russell terrier, Shannon, by implanting her DNA into a dog embryo. Now they have two cloned puppies that share Shannon’s DNA named Deena and Evita. Just like Shannon, Deena already has a dress named after her. Sorry, Evita …

Barry Diller and DVF Cloned Their Dog