Celebrity Baby Photos: The Most Expensive Baby Photos

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The Huffington Post Canada   Posted: 12/09/11 07:21 AM ET

From Brangelina's pricey twins to Britney Spears's kid sister's bundle of joy, celebrities have been taking those first precious moments and turn them into millions of dollars on the covers of magazines for years now.

The money could be given to charity -- Brangelina reportedly donated the $11 million People paid for a glimpse of their newborn twins-- or (we hope) put towards the child's future.

Thanks to this precedent, some celebrities now seek cash before labour. In October, Jessica Simpson reportedly was looking for $500,000 for her baby-to-be's photos, but recent critics say her newborn's pictures won't be worth millions. Ouch.

Others have opted not to share their personal life with the world -- or tried to, at least. When Bollywood starlet Aishwarya Rai gave birth to a baby girl last month, it only took weeks before fake baby pictures were released on the Internet, and now reports claim the family will not be selling the baby's pictures at all.

But is this payout worth it for magazines? Some say buying expensive cover shots will help the publication rake in more revenue -- and who wouldn't want to see pictures of what happens when two beautiful celebrities reproduce?

"There is an old saying: Give me a picture of a baby, a beautiful woman, chocolate or a dog, and I will sell a magazine," Samir Husni, director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, said in an interview with ABC News, after Brangelina's twins made millions.

Check out the top ten most expensive baby photos.

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  • Brangelina's Twins

    <strong>BABIES</strong>: Vivienne and Knox Jolie-Pitt <br> <strong>PARENTS</strong>: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie <br> <strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $11 million <br> <strong>COVER FACT</strong>: This cover reportedly sold over 2.6 million copies and was the number one seller in 2008 and the 4th highest selling of cover of all time.

  • Jennifer Lopez's Twins

    <strong>BABIES</strong>: Max and Emme <br> <strong>PARENTS</strong>: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony<br> <strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $6 million <br> <strong>COVER FACT</strong>: This cover reportedly sold between 2 and 3 million copies and had over 4 million viewers online.

  • Brangelina's Baby Girl

    <strong>BABY</strong>: Shiloh <br><strong>PARENTS</strong>: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie <br> <strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $4.1 million <br><strong>COVER FACT</strong>: Shiloh's cover reportedly sold 2.2 million copies.

  • Matthew Mcconaughey's Baby Boy

    <strong>BABY</strong>: Levi Alves<br> <strong>PARENTS</strong>: Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves <br> <strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $3 million <br><strong>COVER FACT</strong>: This cover sold 550,000 issues, according to New York Post.

  • Brangelina's Adopted Son

    <strong>BABY</strong>: Pax Thien Jolie Pitt<br><strong>PARENTS</strong>: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie <br><strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $2 million <br><strong>COVER FACT</strong>: <em>No numbers were available. </em>

  • Baby Dannielynn

    <strong>BABY</strong>: Dannielynn <br> <strong>PARENTS</strong>: Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead <br> <strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $2 million <br><strong>COVER FACT</strong>: This issue reportedly sold 41 per cent above average magazine sales.

  • Christina Aguilera's Son

    <strong>BABY</strong>: Max Liron Bratman <br> <strong>PARENTS</strong>: Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman <br> <strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $1.5 million <br> <strong>COVER FACT</strong>: This cover reportedly sold over 1.3 million copies.

  • Alba's Honor Marie

    <strong>BABY</strong>: Honor Marie Warren <br> <strong>PARENTS</strong>: Jessica Alba and Cash Warren <br> <strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $1.5 million <br> <strong>COVER FACT</strong>: Jessica Alba's baby cover sold over 600,000 issues, according to New York Post.

  • Nicole's Baby Girl

    <strong>BABY</strong>: Harlow Winter <br><strong>PARENTS</strong>: Nicole Richie Joel Madden<br><strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $1 million <br><strong>COPIES SOLD</strong>: Harlow Winter's cover reportedly sold 1.8 copies.

  • Jamie Lynn's Maddie

    <strong>BABY</strong>: Maddie Briann Aldridge<br><strong>PARENTS</strong>: Jamie Lynn Spears and Casey Aldridge<br><strong>REPORTED PRICE TAG</strong>: $1 million <br><strong>COPIES SOLD</strong>: OK! reportedly sold 2 million copies with this cover.

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