Earlier this week we learned the shocking amount of money Linda Evangelista is fighting to get in child support from her baby daddy Francois-Henri Pinault. And while at first glance the $46,000 a month the model is demanding might seem just a little excessive, the Wall Street Journal has managed to find away to make all the needs of little Augustin James seem downright appropriate.
In a segment for the financial paper, Natasha Pearl, president of a lifestyle management firm in New York, tallied the expenses needed to help Linda’s son maintain the lavish life to which he’s become accustomed.
To wit: the monthly payments for four-year-old Auggie’s three nannies alone total over $23,000 a month and the boy’s driver costs a hefty $10,000 to employ. And naturally, it’s only appropriate that Evangelista’s son be decked out in designer duds, so Pearl predicted a minimum of $3,000 for a monthly fashion budget. Finally, Augustin’s education rings up at around $2,500 a month and Pearl estimated sports, tutoring, and other extra-curriculars would total to anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000.
They say you can’t put a price on parenthood but in this case, it’s apparently very, very expensive.
Watch Pearl break down her estimates for Auggie’s monthly spending — $41,000 without food, toys, rent, or vacations accounted for! — below: