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Bids for the photos were expected to be in the $5m-$7m range, and People magazine alone reportedly paid $4m. Hello! magazine paid separately for the British publication rights.
The money is expected to benefit children’s charities. In a statement, Jolie and Pitt said, “While we celebrate the joy of the birth of our daughter, we recognize that 2 million babies born every year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives.”
Immediately following the very private birth, the couple donated $300,000 out of their own pockets to two hospitals in Namibia.
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