I suppose if the father of your child is worth billions and you live in Manhattan, it wouldn't seem that unreasonable to ask for $46,000 a month in child support.
Since the case was settled this week out of court, we'll never know if supermodel Linda Evangelista got anywhere close to that amount from French luxury-goods magnate Francois-Henri Pinault. The two were together briefly in 2006 and have a 5-year-old son. According to Forbes, Pinault, who is now married to actress Salma Hayek and has a daughter with her, earns approximately $4 million a year. His family is worth $13 billion.
Raising a silver-spoon child doesn't come cheap, for sure. In her request for child support, Evangelista detailed expenses including armed bodyguards, tuition at the Lycee Francais private school and nannies round the clock.
Evangelista is certainly not the first celebrity to either seek or pay exorbitant child support. Actor Charlie Sheen was ordered to pay $55,000 a month for support of his twins with ex-wife Brooke Mueller, and music mogul Russell Simmons pays $40,000 per month for his two daughters with ex Kimora Lee Simmons.
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