The Jolie-Pitt Twins Exclusive Pictures Sell For $14 Million

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s newborn twins exclusive photos jointly sold to People and Hello!, with Getty Images as the photographer for $14 million, making them most expensive celebrity pictures ever sold! An insider involved in the negotiations revealed the figure to The Associated Press.

It’s the second time People has won the North American rights to the couple’s exclusive baby pictures – they featured Shiloh in June 2006 for $4.1 million and the third time they’ve worked with the two magazines and donated the money to charity – they both featured Pax Thien in March 2007 for $2 million.

People magazine will feature twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon in an issue to hit newsstands Monday – as we previously mentioned, People.com will be showing the first photo online Sunday evening at around 7pm EST.

All of the money will go to a foundation created by Pitt and Jolie that focuses on helping children around the world.

Source: The Associated Press

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Claudius
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Yes, the money will go into their foundation then they will mete out the payments to charity(ies) through the year accompanied by a press release of how much they’ve given. Very smart people. They give out the money to a charity to coincide with when they need the publicity. Look out for mentions when their movies are about to be released or some World Refugee Day. By then, we would all be thinking that the money is coming from their own pockets.

Jello
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Wow Claudius, dial down the hate. The Jolie-Pitts didn’t bargain with magazines. Getty Images did. BP/AJ arranged with Getty to take the photos and for all proceeds to go to their foundation (if that is true) and then Getty contacts the publications. That is how it always works. It is like an auction. The difference is that someone like Jessica Alba has limited appeal where the world-wide fascination with the Jolie-Pitts is endless. The foundation is getting over twice as much as Lopez/Anthony and none of it is going for more chandeliers. I think The Jolie-Pitt Foundation gave the $5… Read more »
gladgladglad
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The Jolie-Pitt Foundation didn’t announce any donations in 2007 or 2008 until the end of the fiscal year recently, and 1/2 that money ($500k) went to Operation Hope. During that time Brad had 3 movies open and Angie had 4. Angelina hasn’t been on the cover of PEOPLE since Pax’ adoption 4/2/07 — 70 (SEVENTY!!) weeks ago.

What legal cause of action do you think AJ and Brad have when their child is put on the cover of US magazine for her 1st birthday?

Audrey
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I would rather sell the pictures and make a donation. Mostly because the pictures and the haunting is going to happen until the pictures are out. The photogs will fly over in helicopters, creep through bushes, stand on ladders outside of fences, extra-strong telegraphic lenses. The past has proven that. They are intent on getting the pictures. Take some of the thunder out of it. About the only way to get rid of these photographers is to get out of the public view, change their way of making a living. And a person shouldn’t have to do that. A person… Read more »
kiki
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If i were a celebrity, i would like to have the control of the pictures which are taken of my child. the paps don’t move back in front of nothing, by example they took pictures of the girl of hally barry, whereas this one never sold any pictures of her, do you think it’s her fault? I think that parents sell these pictures to have peace, people don’t blame the paps when they take and publish pictures of these child, so if it must be done it better that the money goes to the parents instead of the paps, no… Read more »
gladgladglad
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Brad and Angie have had three invasions of their home since the twins were born. Very frightening in my book. Those are just the ones we know about. In Vietnam paparazzi surrounded Angie & Maddox’ car and wouldn’t let them leave the hotel parking lot. When they sold Shiloh’s photos that didn’t happen and they were left alone for several months. Additonally, Brad has said he receives threatening letters, including threats of harm to the children. I think this is a safety issue for them and they tried to get a remote enough home to have privacy and it didn’t… Read more »
kairi1027
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I actually have to agree with Claudius. As wonderful as it is for them to donate all that money to needy charities, they need to find a better way to do it. They senselessly exploit their children , and I’m sorry, but there is no cause on this earth worth doing that for. Those children deserve a normal lifestyle, not the jet-setting, pap stalking, crazy life that they have. The parents have no one else to blame but themselves.

Audrey
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It’s all about getting the first pics to the paps. Buy quickly selling the first pics the theory is that it will slow them down a bit. Remember with Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker were taking their son home. They stopped outside and let everyone take a picture. Nobody got to be first and that let up the tension plus reduced the value of the pictures.

If your going to donate, get the biggest donation you can.

Claudius
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And who said they don’t have the right to donate? did you read what I wrote or did you just get a sense of the criticism and then typed. Of course, they have the right to donate but the assumption that they are selling the pictures of their babies for the sole purpose of helping charities is laughable. This is about branding. They sold the pictures to the HIGHEST bidder, they sold the pictures of Shiloh to the highest bidder, they sold the pictures of Pax before he stepped foot on US soil to the magazines, they sold the exclusive… Read more »
Audrey
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Claudius. That is why stars are used to draw attention and funding to worthwhile organizations. It works.

They don’t need to make donations to promote movies. That happens on its own.

When I donate I choose where I want my money to go. They have the right to do the same. They just get to do it with more zeros.

Claudius
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Branding in getting what is said to be over 30 pages of them and their kids in PEOPLE, HELLO, NEW IDEA and every other cover and pages they can get. The children hadn’t even been born before they got their broker to sit down and sell to the highest bidder. How long did the bidding go on for? days, weeks, months? They actually have a broker who can get them the biggest deals. This is the same person Matt McConnaughey used. You keep kidding yourselves that they are doing it to help and I will keep telling myself that it… Read more »
Claudius
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Yeah, you buy what you want and I will buy something a lot more sturdier. The money is going into their foundation and they mete it out as they please. My statement still stands, they mete out the money when it is appropriate for them attention-wise. When they have a movie out, when they need more media mentions, etc.

You can quote and type up whatever Jolie says, it still stands that it is all about branding. The charities gaining is just an added bonus.

mélodie
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Claudius The 1 million from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation to the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict. The EPCC was actually co-founded by Angelina last year – she has said that “these educational support programs for children of conflict are the best way to help them heal.” Half the money will go to help the education and emotional support of children of military people over in Iraq, while the other half will help various groups that offer aid to Iraqi women and children. Angelina has said that cameras follow her anyway so let them follow her to places that need that… Read more »
Sam
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In a statement, Getty co-founder and CEO Jonathan Klein said his company was “delighted that all proceeds from these stunning images will once again be donated entirely to charity. It is a privilege to use the power of our imagery to make a difference in the lives of so many throughout the world through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.”

joyce
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the jolie-pitt twins look like there mother,
they both got her lips just like shiloh
but they are so cute

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