People are always fascinated with the lives of Hollywood’s rich and famous. Tabloids, gossip websites and magazines are willing to pay millions of dollars for those photographs people are so eager to see. Paparazzi might seem like a hassle to the A-listers but the demand for an insight to the celebrity lifestyle is undeniable. When cuteness and celebrity status are combined, media outlets and celebrities stand to make big bucks. Here is a list of the most expensive celebrity baby photographs of all time.
Knox & Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
While attending the 2008 Cannes Film festival, Angelina Jolie confirmed the rumors of her pregnancy by announcing she was expecting twins with Brad Pitt. In July 2008, she gave birth to the twins in France. Various magazines placed bids to secure an exclusive photo of the twins. People and Hello! Entertainment magazines team up to pay an enormous amount of 14 million dollars for the exclusive first photographs of the bragelena twins. All proceeds from the sales of the photographs were donated to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation. The cover sold more than 2.6 million copies. The cover is ranked as the 4th highest selling cover to date, in 2008 the cover was the one number seller.
Maximilian & Emme Muñiz
In February 2008 Jennifer gave birth to her fraternal twins with Marc Anthony, who is a recording sensation. Ms. Lopez has since divorced with the father of her children. The People reportedly paid a whopping 6 million dollars for the exclusive photographs of the boy and the girl. The couple and the twins were features in the March 2008 issue of the magazine. The cover sold approximately 3 million copies.
Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
Shiloh Nouvel is the first biological child of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. She was born in May 2006 in Swakopmund, Namibia. The exclusive baby photographs were sold People magazine for $4.1 million while Hello! A UK-based magazine paid for the British rights to the baby’s photographs for a total of $3.5 million. The proceeds of the sale were donated to various charities that work with African children. The magazine cover sold 2.2 million copies.
Levi Alves McConaughey
Born in July 2008, Levi Alves McConaughey is the first son of award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey and his partner Camila Alves, a Brazilian model. The exclusive photographs were sold to Ok! Magazine for $3million. Its speculated that McConaughey hired Todd Shemarya to broker the photo deal, Shemarya sold Shiloh Jolie-Pitt photographs for $4 million. The baby graced the august 2008 OK! Magazine issue sold 550,000 covers.
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt
Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt is the adopted son to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. In a visit to an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam the couple was smitten with the adorable boy. He became the third adopted child in the Jolie-Pitt family. The first photos of Jolie and Pax were sold for $2 million to People magazine. The adoption photographs were also sold to OK! Magazine for an undisclosed amount. The pictured appeared on the March 2007 cover of People magazine.