Jessica Simpson finally gave birth to Maxwell Drew earlier this month, but glossies aren’t emptying their pockets to bid for the first photos of the baby girl. No really, mags aren’t even bidding to run exclusive photos, and People is only dropping about $800,000 for pics — a paltry sum for this type of thing.
For context, Matthew McConaughey made $3 million off photos of his newborn son, and Jennifer Lopez got $6 million for pics of her twins. Of course, Simpson is super rich! Her clothing and accessories empire has turned her into a billionaire. She certainly doesn’t need the money.
This is why we should note that many celebrities actually donate the money they make from selling baby photos to charity. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated all of the $12 million they got for photos of Knox and Vivienne, and Pink split her baby pic money among several charities like the Ronald McDonald House and Autism Speaks. There’s no word on where little Max’s $800K is headed.