Parade Magazine Reveals How Much Celeb Parents Earn (Photos)

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How much do your favorite celebrity parents earn? No surprise here – a lot.

This weekend, Parade Magazine published its annual “What People Earn” job survey issue, in which Americans from a wide variety of fields open up about their salaries. (A part-time clown from Kansas takes home just $2,500; an upstate New York bridal shop owner brings in $250,000.)

The magazine also reveals the estimated salaries of a number of popular celebrities, which add up to a tidy sum. But before you start playing the envy game, remember that big paychecks also mean big taxes. Celebs also have expenses we don’t have to worry about: agents, publicists, stylists, drivers, plus household help and nannies and tutors for their children.

Here, from the magazine’s list, are some very well-known parents of young children (plus one extremely well-known young child!). Do A-list actors earn more than pro athletes? Where does a certain Oscar-winning singer fall in the rankings? Read on!


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  • Brad Pitt 2 of 9
    Brad Pitt
    His salary is no "pitt-ance" - he makes an estimated $35.5 million per year, including $7 million from his Chanel No. 5 ads.
  • Channing Tatum 3 of 9
    Channing Tatum
    The dad-to-be can get his baby's trust fund off to a nice start with some of his $15 million salary.
  • Adele 4 of 9
    Adele
    We should all have a year like hers. 2012 brought her a shelf full of Grammys, a James Bond theme, a new baby boy - and a hefty salary. She makes an estimated $32 million.
  • Tom Brady 5 of 9
    Tom Brady
    The NFL star and dad of two (including a new baby daughter) makes roughly $23 million.
  • Alec Baldwin 6 of 9
    Alec Baldwin
    The 30 Rock star and his wife, Hilaria, won't have to worry about supporting the baby they're expecting later this year. He made $300,000 per episode of the show, for an estimated $15 million total.
  • LeBron James 7 of 9
    LeBron James
    The Miami Heat sensation, who's the dad of two young sons, pulls in an estimated $57.5 million - most of it in lucrative endorsement deals.
  • Guy Fieri 8 of 9
    Guy Fieri
    The restaurateur and charismatic Food Network star earns about $8 million annually - more than enough to feed his two growing boys.
  • Honey Boo Boo 9 of 9
    Honey Boo Boo
    Alana Thompson became a bonafide reality-TV sensation last year. The success of the show led to a quick salary increase, for an estimated $50,000 total. Her mother, June, is putting the money away toward her daughters' education.

[Photos: via PacificCoastNews]

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