Being a celebrity is fun and satisfying but at times it comes with a lot of challenges, as Paparazzi will always be stocking you and checking all of the moves that you will take.
People focus more on the lives of any celebrity, fans are more fascinated with their private and personal life than they are with their professional lives.
Anytime a celebrity gets a baby, the fans are always eager to have a look at the newborn the earliest. Due to this desire and eagerness to be the first one to get a rare glimpse of the newborn, publishers have designed a way that helps them get the rights to display their photos to the public.
Photos of newborns belonging to the elite class have earned lots of money to publishing firms and companies as they sell well on magazines as cover images. Some celebrities have also earned millions of money for themselves by selling photos of their newborns.
1. Larry Birkhead
His daughter’s photos were published by OK magazine after he negotiated a deal with them. The publishing firm paid two million dollars for the publication.
When the child was born, Larry had an issue with Anna Nicole Smith the mother to the newborn. She had denied Larry the rights to the child as his father by naming Howard Stern as the father on the birth certificate.
Larry fought for his rights by demanding a paternity test. After it was proved that he was the biological father, he was over-excited.
He celebrated his victory by sharing with the world the photos of his daughter on the 2007 magazine cover.
2. Marc Anthony and Lopez
Though their relationship did not last long, while it lasted they were blessed with a bundle of joy, twins a boy and a girl. People were eager to see the twins and the couple then did not hesitate to sell the baby’s photo ( the photo was shared at a price )at a very reckoning price. They earned six million dollars from the photo. The twins were born in the year two thousand and eight.
The photo of the twins was sold at six million dollars to people by a publication through magazines as they were so cute according to the news by ABC.
3. Camila Alves and her Husband Matthew
They also sold the photos of their newborn to the bidder who was the highest when they were blessed with their firstborn.
Matthew is a type who does not like exposing his private life to the public. Selling the pictures of their firstborn son, Levi, was a surprise as no one had expected that from him. This way of introducing their son to the world was unanticipated by the fans.
The ok magazine published in two thousand and eight August had the couple and their newborn appearing on the cover page. It is believed that the photo was sold at three million dollars. Back then, they were not married but later on, they got married and have since added two more kids.
4. Jamie Lynn
Though a teenage mother during that time, she earned a ransom through the photos of her firstborn daughter. In comparison to what her sister got by sharing her son’s photo, Jamie received a bigger share.
She rose to the occasion of motherhood at a younger age, she was sixteen. After giving birth she gave exclusive rights to share her baby photos with OK magazine. These photos fetched her a whopping one million dollars.
Although her relationship with Aldridge Casey, who was his boyfriend at that time, did not last long it allowed her to cash in more money.
5. Christina Aguilera and Ex-husband Jordan Batman
They are also on the list. When she became a mother for the first time, she took advantage of her profession as a celebrity and sold the rights of her son’s photos to people magazine. He was featured on the front cover which earned her one point five million dollars. In the article featuring her newborn, she expressed her joy and happiness in being a mother.
6. Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson
She earned 800,000 dollars by selling the photos of her daughter. So far the couple has three children.
Maxwell Drew their firstborn daughter was born in 2012. She is the one who earned her parents a good deal of money as the media had an interest in her arrival.
The couple had a deal with people’s magazine to publish the first photo of their daughter for eight hundred thousand dollars. Maternity photos belonging to Simpson were also published according to a report by Hollywood.
7. Nicole Richie and Madden Joel
At the time when they welcomed their baby number, the couple were the biggest stars. Madden was the good lead singer of Charlotte band at that time and Nicole a TV star and a socialite at the same time.
They sold their baby’s photo to people magazine for one million dollars. That was in the year 2008. Their firstborn daughter is Madden Harlow.
8. Jessica Alba
She initially refused to share the first photo of her baby by rejecting several offers. The highest bidder who offered her one point five million dollars made her change her decision.
They (she and her husband Warren Cash) sold the rights of their baby’s photo to OK magazine. This happened in 2008. Their firstborn daughter Honor Marine earned them a good amount of money.
9. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The couple sold a photo of their biological twins and earned a whopping amount. The price for the photo broke a record. It was the most expensive photo in history-making.
Vivienne Marcheline and Leon Knox are the biological twins of the couple. Their photos were sold at fourteen million dollars, the highest ever paid price for baby photos.
However, the couple used the money to fund a foundation that was founded by them to help children across the globe.
10. Thalia and Mottola Tommy
They earned big by sharing their first photos of their children for two million dollars.