Why Linda Evangelista’s Son Needs $46,000 a Month in Child Support From His Dad

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Linda Evangelista. Photo: Entertainment Press/Splash News

This week, the judge ruling on how much child support Linda Evangelista should receive from her 4-year-old son's father François-Henri Pinault seemed sympathetic to her demands for armed chauffeurs and full-time nannies for the boy. You know, the reasonable things — not the $7,500 she wanted each month for the child's vacation expenses. $46,000 is more than many American's make in a year, and, at this monthly rate, young Augustin James would receive $552,000 a year from his father, if the settlement goes Evangelista's way. If you can't even fathom having that much money, let alone spending it, the Wall Street Journal called in Natasha Pearl, the president of a New York-based lifestyle-management firm for wealthy families called Aston-Pearl, to explain just what it's like to be so wealthy.

How Does a Four-Year-Old Spend $46,000 a Month? [WSJ]