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Kids: Money Pits or Moneymakers?

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Clockwise from top left: Gwyneth's Moses; the Pitt twins; Madonna's children; Suri Cruise.  

A nanny who won’t gab to the tabs isn’t cheap. But family pictures can be worth even more than Blue Ivy’s rocking horse. A sampling of the money spent, and earned, at home:

Expenses:

$70K–$130K
For each nanny­­—many stars double up. They pay more for English accents and graduate degrees. And discretion will cost you, too.

$95K
Tutor for Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s 5-year-old in Latin, Greek, sailing, and philosophy.

$600K
Part of the pampering arms race: a solid-gold rocking horse for Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Blue Ivy.

$100K
Annual cost of a 6-year-old’s stylist. After all, the kid’s look complements the star’s.

Gains:

$11M
For baby pictures (if you’re Brad and Angelina, anyway).

$8M
The net worth of child star Jaden Smith. Shouldn’t a celebrity’s kid learn to foot some bills?


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