According to Nice Matin — the hometown newspaper in the Riviera city in the south of France where Angelina Jolie gave birth last weekend — the first “official” photo of the new twins has been sold to an undisclosed U.S. publication. Also confirmed: All of the money will be going to charity.

Which is what we figured — but are happy to see happening.

No monetary figures were released for this first photo — and we’re not even talking yet about the $15-$20 million expected for the first set of multiple shots. That astronoimical figure is baffling everyone. If a paparazzi even managed to score a random shot or two of the babes, they would probably be set for life! Said one manager of a celebrity photo agency in London, “The only other photos that would possibly come that close (in terms of $$) is Britney Spears giving birth to an alien.”

We agree with everyone else out there that paying this crazy sum is ridiculous. Jessia Alba recently sold her baby pics for $1.5 million. While Matthew McConaughey sold some of his new son for $3m. It’s nuts!

But, with Pitt and Jolie, we choose to look at this insanity as a beneficial donation to any numer of causes the two support. Humanitarianism initiatives, environmental projects — all stand to gain from the public’s fascination with their offspring.

Now, besides the final price — we’ll just have to see where it flows.

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://kwanzoo.com/social-trivia Liz

    It’s good that she’s taking control of how her kids are exposed, and giving the money to charity too. I would have been surprised if they’d kept it, though.