We love to know about the personal lives of our favorite actors, singers, and models. As a result, magazines, tabloids, and gossip sites are willing to fork over ridiculous amounts of money to get the exclusive rights to any information that their readers will enjoy. Celebrity baby pictures always create a buzz in the entertainment industry and earn the parents a fortune from magazines. The amount earned depends on how famous the parent is, how scandalous the pregnancy is or even depends on how secretive the parents were about the pregnancy. The most expensive celebrity baby pictures are:
1. Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon
The photos of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s twins are the most expensive celebrity photographs ever. The famous couple made $14 million from the photos after they sold them to People magazine for the American rights and Hello! magazine for the European rights. The birth of the twins had been eagerly anticipated by the fans of Hollywood’s most famous couple and the two magazines were ready to spend big to land the exclusive photos. Angelina and Brad decided to donate all the proceeds to their charity organization, Jolie-Pitt foundation.
2. Max and Emme
When singer Jennifer Lopez and her then-husband Marc Anthony announced that they were expecting twins, everybody was excited. When J-Lo gave birth to the twins, People magazine paid her a whopping $6 million for the exclusive photos. At the time, they were the most expensive celebrity pictures before Angelina’s twins were born and claimed the throne.
3. Shiloh Nouvel
Shiloh was the first biological child of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and understandably, everyone was excited to see the power couple’s bundle of joy. People magazine paid the couple $4.1 million for the celebrity baby pictures. In line with their charitable nature, the couple donated the money to charities that help and benefit African children.
4. Levi Alves
Levi is the son of Dallas Buyers Club star, Matthew McConaughey and his model wife, Camilla Alves. The couple received $3 million for the photos of their firstborn from OK! magazine.
5. Daniellyn Birkhead
Daniellyn is the daughter of Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead. She became the subject of major public intrigue mainly after reports emerged that her biological father was celebrity fashion photographer, Larry Birkhead and not attorney, Howard Stern. Larry initiated a paternity suit which later confirmed him as the real father. This created a very high demand for the girl’s photographs and OK! magazine forked over $2 million for them.
6. Pax Thien
Yet another big-money baby photo for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Pax was adopted by the couple in 2007 from an orphanage in Vietnam. They then sold the photos of the baby to People magazine for $2 million. It is reported that they made an undisclosed amount by selling the same photos to the UK magazine, Hello!
7. Honor Marie Warren
A few months after she married Cash Warren, the Dark Angels star, Jessica Alba,36, announced her pregnancy and everyone waited with baited breath to see her daughter once she was born. The beautiful baby photos were sold to OK! magazine for $1.5 million.
8. Max Liron Bratman
Max is the son to pop singer, Christina Aguilera, 36, and her then-husband, Jordan Bratman, a music marketing executive. Aguilera’s popularity made the baby’s photos to be in very high demand with everyone wanting a glimpse of the star’s cute son. People magazine attained the exclusive shots after paying Aguilera $1.5 million.
9. Harlow Winter
Harlow Winter’s baby photos earned her parents, television personality and socialite Nicole Richie, 36, and singer Joel Madden, a cool $1 million. The controversial socialite, who is best friends with fellow socialite Paris Hilton, is always the subject of public interest and her firstborn’s photos were a must-have for gossip blogs and tabloids. People magazine earned the exclusive rights after paying the couple $1 million for their celebrity baby pictures.
10. Maddie Briann Aldridge
Maddie is the daughter of Jamie Lynn Spears, 26, the younger sister to the famous pop singer, Britney Spears. Jamie was only 17 when she gave birth to little Maddie, whose father is Casey Aldridge. her then boyfriend who was 19 at the time. The controversy surrounding the birth and the hot topic of teenage pregnancy led OK! magazine to pay Jamie $1 million for the exclusive baby photos.