African culture has always attached great importance to children. In fact some cultures have a belief that the more children one has the wealthier he gets. It was therefore the duty of every able-bodied man to produce as many children as he could.
The value of children has never been under estimated even in the western world. Celebrities have gone the extra mile to put their children in public spotlights. Babies of Holly wood celebrities are now valued in terms of how much their photos sell.
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The second place goes to Max and Emme, the fraternal twins of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Keeping the pregnancy a secret for nearly five months paid off for Jennifer Lopez! The twins’ photos sold exclusively for $6 million.
Shiloh Nouvel, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s first biological child, appeared in People in June 2006, for $4.1 million dollars. The couple donated the money to African children’s charities. In addition to the large People payment for Shiloh, the newborn shots also earned the couple a reported $3.5 million from Hello! for the British rights.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s son, Pax Thien, who they adopted from Vietnam in 2007, earned the couple a reported $2 million dollars for his first publicized photos. Shots of Jolie and Pax taken after the adoption of the three-year-old sold to People magazine for their March 2007 cover, and photos of the two were also sold to Hello!.
The first pictures of little Levi, born on July 7, 2008, to actor Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend Camilla Alves were reportedly sold to OK! for $3 million. According to the New York Post, McConaughey hired Todd Shemarya, who sold the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie $4 million Shiloh pictures, to broker the deal. According to TMZ, the deal includes Levi’s first Christmas, additional newborn photos, and the first rights to the couple’s wedding photos when (and if) they marry.
Now that mere photos of babies cost millions of dollars, how much will your child’s photo fetch even at a public auction? It is clear that a baby’s photo can be more expensive than the baby itself.