Back in 1989, photos of Lisa Marie Presley’s baby brought in $100,000 from buyer Star magazine. These days, that’ll get you a picture of a baby’s ear lobe, much less the full package. Most recently, People shelled out an incredible $6 million to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony for the first photos of new twins, Max and Emme. Now, word on the street is that Angelina Jolie’s expectant fraternal twins may be worth as much as $10 million to industry players.
While people often gasp at these numbers, it’s important to remember that in the case of the Jolie-Pitts, it’s charity organizations that often come out the big winners. Back in 2006, after the birth of her first biological daughter, Shiloh, Jolie had this to say,
“While we celebrate the joy of the birth of our daughter, we recognize that two million babies born every year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives. These children can be saved, but only if governments around the world make it a priority.”
So, if magazines are willing to dish out the dough — in Jolie’s case, we say bring it. Seems like a win/win — even if the idea itself sounds ridiculous.