Kim Kardashian and Kanye West recently turned down a $3 million offer to sign over the rights of their baby’s first pictures to an overseas tabloid. Upon hearing this news, we were stumped. If we got an offer like that just for a few pictures of our unborn child, we’d sign that paper without giving it a second thought. But then we remembered that we’re not Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
In the celeb world, babies are a hot commodity. Publications go to bidding wars, shelling out big bucks to be the first to get their hands on those highly coveted first pictures. This is something that Kardashian and West are aware of, which is why the duo is reportedly holding out for future offers that beat the $3 million proposal.
Only time will tell just how high those offers will go, but we do know that in the past celeb parents have cashed in big time by sharing their children’s first pictures with the masses via print and online publications. We go to wondering how exactly how much, so we found out. The following is a list of some of the world’s most famous parents and the healthy first paychecks their little ones brought in.
Reality star Snooki and her welcomed a baby boy in 2012. Less than two weeks later the first pictures were plastered over People magazine of the new momma and her little meatball. How much did she get for baby Lorenzo? Although the actual amount isn’t confirmed, the ballpark estimate was reported to be around $250,000. They call them bundles of joy for a reason, ya know.
Christina Aguilera became a new mom when she had her son with then husband, Jordan Bratman, in 2008. The world got to see little Max Liron Bratman for the first time in the pages of People Magazine. The price tag was $1.5 for the heartwarming pictures.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves know a thing or two about bringing beautiful babies into the world. The attractive pair have three children together – two boys and one girl. When the couple had their first baby, Levi Alves, they proudly showed him off in OK! magazine. The payout was $3 million dollars.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were seeing doubles when they welcomed twins Max and Emme into the world. They also saw double the paycheck than McConaughey and Alves. People paid the now-divorced star couple $6 million dollars for the exclusive rights to those first photos.
Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson are expecting baby number two a mere months after welcoming little Maxwell into the world. When the couple became new parents for the first time in May of last year, People paid up a reported $800,000 for the baby girl’s first photoshoot. May not be much compared to some of the other payouts, but it’s still a welcome amount by our standards.
When it comes to price tags for baby pictures, no other celeb couple beats Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The power couple added twins Vivienne and Knox Jolie-Pitt to their clan in 2008. Two weeks after their arrival, People did a 19-page album featuring the whole family. The reported price tag? A very pretty $11 million dollars! In true Brangelina fashion, the duo put the money towards charity.