Forbes Power Ranks Celebrity Babies

This seems kinda cruel to me, but Forbes knows better than me.

No. 10 Sam Sheen

Age: 4 years
Parents: Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen

The older of the Sheen sisters took the Hollywood stage with a bit part in her mom’s E! reality show, Denise Richards: It’s Complicated! Of course, she grabbed even bigger buzz earlier this year when her dad, Two and a Half Men’s Charlie Sheen, lost a court battle to prevent the Sheen sibs from appearing on the show.

No. 9 Sean Preston Federline

Age: 3 years
Parents: Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

Without his pop-star mother stealing headlines for head shavings and psych-ward stints, Sean’s tabloid presence has diminished some. Of course, his heavily publicized custody battle kept the tiny tyke in the news and on this list.

No. 8 David Banda

Age: 3 years
Parents: Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Controversy over the Malawi adoption of Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s youngest child sparked headlines from the beginning. David’s biological father was uncertain of the terms of adoption, while human rights organizations accused Madonna of violating Malawi’s laws, all of which elevated David’s Web presence to No. 1. The latest wrinkle: Madonna and Guy’s announced divorce.

No. 7 Matilda Rose Ledger

Age: 3 years
Parents: Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger

The hardship of Matilda was well covered by the media, as evidenced by her entry on this list. With a short life story that reads like a soap opera script, her life has already been filled with the tragic death of her father and a legal battle over his estate.

No. 6 Cruz Beckham

Age: 3 years
Parents: David and Victoria Beckham

The youngest of the Beckham clan, Cruz has been a media darling since 2005 when he was photographed just days after his birth. But his biggest asset? His parents, whose move to L.A. gives him ample opportunity to smile for the ruling paparazzi.

No. 5 Sam Alexis Woods

Age: 1 year
Parents: Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Woods

The darling daughter of superstar golfer Tiger and his model wife Elin earned her rank next to the Hollywood heirs with a fan base that counts sports buffs and celebrity experts alike. Though the first pictures of Sam were released on tigerwoods.com just one week after her birth, the move did little to calm the ensuing media mob. And in a matter of months, Sam will have a sibling to share that spotlight.

No. 4 Pax Jolie-Pitt

Age: 4 years
Parents: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Adopted from Vietnam last year, Pax has already absorbed the tricks of the celebrity tykes from the rest of the Brangelina brood. Though not quite the tabloid stars his sisters Zahara and Shiloh are, his recognizable mug and A-list parents give him space in the top five.

No. 3 Zahara Jolie-Pitt

Age: 3 years
Parents: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

It’s no secret that this tot holds some serious purse strings, as a shot of her carrying her own Valentino Histoire bag (grown-up price is around $1600) shows that no gal is ever too young to dress for the adoring paparazzi. It pays to be photogenic and full of personality, as Ethiopian-born Zahara ranks a spot above her brother Pax.

No. 2 Shiloh Jolie-Pitt

Age: 2 years
Parents: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

As the first biological child of the world’s prettiest power couple–the duo has since added two more to the ever-expanding brood–Shiloh pulls her baby bounty and maintains her cache by keeping a relatively low profile. With a reported $4.1 million payday from People magazine for her first cover (the loot was donated to charity) and a hyphenated last name that has paparazzi swooning, she’s poised to become a bigger media maven than her very own mother.

No. 1 Suri Cruise

Age: 2 years
Parents: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

America’s most recognized celebrity cherub, Suri Cruise played the press with intelligence since she was presented to the world on the cover of Vanity Fair. The perennially designer-clad progeny of media mongers TomKat is constantly captured traveling the world and shopping with her mom in her very own pair of custom-fitted Christian Louboutins.


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