In 2013, there have been several celebrity babies born, including North West and Prince George, who happen to be much more than cute bundles of joy. These newborns join the ranks of influential children under the age of 3. Whether they are boosting a country’s economy, landing more magazine covers than Lindsay Lohan or recording new music, the kids on this list have more power than any child should have — let alone before they are walking.
15. Everly Tatum
Age: 3 mos
Birthday: May 31, 2013
Parents: Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $16 million
Everly’s main source of power is the ability to bring her Magic Mike dad to tears. He reportedly has been very emotional over the birth of his daughter. She clearly came out of the womb knowing a thing or two about romantic dramas. If she can make him weak to his knees then Everly is going to an entrancing power over Hollywood when she’s older.
14. Milan Pique Mebarak
Age: 8 mos
Birthday: January 22, 2012
Parents: Gerard Pique & Shakira
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $140M
How many babies have their own Twitter handle? Not many, but at least one powerful baby does: Milan. He may be the only child on the list with a (reportedly) official account. Not only that, but he’s already making snap judgements on The Voice. He stopped by set and looked ready to assess the talents of the show’s contestants.
13. Willow Sage Hart
Age: 2 years
Birthday: June 2, 2011
Parents: Pink & Carey Hart
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $86 million
The reunited couple’s first child gained them a post-pregnancy magazine cover with Who magazine, and plenty of compliments from around the world given her undeniable cuteness. The product of a pop star and celebrated biker is already getting experience in both of mom and dad’s worlds: bike riding and starring in a music video before the age of three? And you thought you were advanced for your age.
12. Vivian Lake Brady
Age: 9 mos
Birthday: December 5, 2012
Parents: Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $390 million
Vivian was nine weeks old before she was formally introduced to the world – on Facebook. That’s right, the newborn was causing a social media storm when her and mom snapped a selfie. While Vivian is the second child for Gisele and Tom, she’s the first daughter, hopefully meaning that she’ll follow her mom’s modeling footsteps. But her most controversial move (yes, not even one yet and she’s sparked a media frenzy) yet has been getting her ears pierced.
11. Luna Encinas Cruz
Age: 3 weeks
Birthday: July 22, 2013
Parents: Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $67 million
The couple’s second daughter shares a birthday with the Royal Baby, Prince George, which may have caused you to miss this recent development. The monumental birthday has allowed the family to maintain additional privacy, yet the demand for photos and tangible information about their youngest grows by the day. As these international film stars have landed magazine covers and shilled beauty products, they also pass on a considerable amount of talent: both Javier and Penelope have won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (for their work in No Country For Old Men and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, respectively), which gives little Luna awfully big shoes to fill.
10. Julian Fuego Thicke
Age: 3 years
Birthday: April 6, 2010
Parents: Robin Thicke & Paula Patton
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $18 million
The first child of the longtime lovebirds received plenty of pre-birth attention, thanks to mom’s belly-baring cover of EBONY magazine in May 2010. Since then, he’s kept a relatively low profile, sticking to normal activities like playground games and amusement park rides, until dad’s most recent album. Julian Fuego is featured on Blurred Lines track “Ain’t No Hat 4 That,” a song that was co-written by his grandfather, Alan Thicke. Three generations of #THICKE? We can dig it.
9. Luca Cruz Comrie
Age: 1 year
Birthday: March 20, 2012
Parents: Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $30 million
The Disney darling got an early start on family life and the public has responded with resounding support. Over the course of Luca’s one-plus year on Earth, the public has been following his every move after mom shared early photos of her son on Twitter. Now he’s part of the social media routine, inspiring parody accounts and influencing baby fashion trends. Because when your mom is an actress slash pop star turned entrepreneur and dad is a professional athlete, anything is possible.
8. Maxwell Drew Johnson
Age: 1 year
Birthday: May 1, 2012
Parents: Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
God Parents: CaCee Cobb, Jessica’s best friend and assistant
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $100 million
Right out of the gate, Maxwell earned her mother a multimillion dollar endorsement deal with Weight Watchers, adding to Jessica’s billion-dollar empire. Before she was out of the womb, Maxwell was seen on the cover of Elle when Jessica bared her bump and the whole family landed on the cover of People soon after she was born. But the media attention started as soon as Jessica announced her pregnancy, which would feel like an eternity thanks to the constant headlines and media updates.
7. Gideon Scott and Harper Grace Burtka-Harris
Age: 2 years
Birthday: October 12, 2010
Parents: Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $16M
These fraternal twins constantly drop the one-two punch of cuteness on the red carpet and just about any photos they appear in. In fact, they are usually the subject of NPH’s twitpics and Instragrams. They even made their TV debut in an episode of How I Met Your Mother, which featured their picture in Barney’s slideshow. Now it’s a matter of time before they get some substantial screen time. As they continue to amass fans, they have at least one longstanding one in Sir Elton John, who has already hosted the twins on several trips to St. Tropez.
6. Penelope Scotland Disick
Age: 1 year
Birthday: July 9, 2012
Parents: Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $6 million
With 76 Twitter accounts to her name, the public’s fascination with Kourtney and Scott’s second child is arguably greater than it was with little Mason. It helps that Penelope was born on television–go ahead and try to un-see footage of Kourt ripping her newborn out from inside her–and featured on both Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney & Kim Take Miami. But following her pregnancy down to the very last push wasn’t enough: Penelope, Kourtney, and big brother Mason were featured on the cover of Us Weekly weeks after the birth. Penelope’s status continues to climb thanks to a a certain high-profile cousin who was kind of enough to show up to her first birthday party.
5. Harper Seven Beckham
Age: 2 years
Birthday: July 10, 2011
Parents: David & Victoria Beckham
God Parents: Eva Longoria
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $294 million
After having three boys, no one really expected the Beckhams to get pregnant again. But to the surprise of many, they announced they were having a fourth child – this time a baby girl. As soon as Harper was born many wondered if she would follow in her mother’s fashionista heel steps. At 14 months, Harper was spotted in the front row of the Victoria by Victoria Beckham fashion show. It’s also been reported that Victoria takes fashion advice from her daughter. Harper must have some sharp tastes. It may explain all the fashion blogs dedicated to her every look.
4. Angelo James Konecki
Age: 10 months
Birthday: October 19, 2012
Parents: Adele & Simon Konecki
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $32 million +
Adele’s casual revelation that she was pregnant was a shock to all, but in her defense, after taking the world by storm with “Rolling In The Deep” how big of a deal could having a baby be? The heavily decorated Grammy Award-winner made us wait a good eight months before letting her son get photographed at New York’s Central Park Zoo and her extreme privacy around her son and partner Simon makes us just want to know more–like, what kinds of songs she sings to him at night and whether or not she’s passed on her love of Beyonce to her little boy. With British funnyman Alan Carr as a godfather, there’s no doubt Angelo will have an all-access pass to the plethora of celebrities that pass through his hometown. And as his first birthday approaches, Adele is reportedly looking a lavish locations for a big bash, including London’s Beaufort Hotel.
3. North West
Age: 8 weeks
Birthday: June 15, 2013
Parents: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $130 million
After what was perhaps the most buzzed about pregnancy of the year, spawning weekly tabloid covers, speculation looms over whether we will eventually see photos of the youngest member of the Kardashian klan. Kanye reportedly pitched snapshots of his first born to pal Anna Wintour at Vogue, clearly a sign that he wants his offspring to follow in mommy and daddy’s sartorial footsteps. (And she already is, thanks to the Christian Dior booties and a sterling silver Elsa Perretti Padova baby set mom received from Jay Z and Beyonce.) With that background, plus numerous connections in the worlds of television and music, little Nori will likely have her choice of outfits, homes, and careers. But can it get much better than this? She’s already riding around in armored cars said to cost $1 million each and hanging out with Blue Ivy.
2. Prince George Alexander Louis Mountbatten-Windsor
Age: 3 weeks
Birthday: July 22, 2013
Parents: William & Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $69 million +
His Royal Highness’s late arrival had the world waiting with bated breath, and media companies shelling out the big bucks to keep their reporters overseas in hopes of capturing the exact moment Kate’s water broke (just ask Today’s Natalie Morales). The heir to the throne has been celebrated and around with the world with international covers, including a People’s August 5th issue, expected to sell 1.4 million copies, as well as official merchandise like royal mugs, plates, teddy bears, and figurines bearing the family’s likenesses. In addition to ruling a country and getting to live in a palace, Georgie is quite influential in the digital conversation: coverage of the royal baby drove the highest traffic ever to Us Weekly’s website on July 23.
1. Blue Ivy Carter
Age: 1 year
Birthday: January 7, 2012
Parents: Jay Z & Beyonce
Family’s Estimated Net Worth: $800+ million
From the moment Beyonce announced her pregnancy on stage at the MTV VMAs, Blue Ivy was the cause of a media frenzy. From rumors about the bump to speculation if Kim Kardashian could become a godparent, readers could not get enough. Blue Ivy not only forced Clint Eastwood to push back the production of A Star Is Born but she was also featured on “Glory,” a song Jay Z released in dedication to his daughter. At two days old, she became the youngest person to chart on Billboard. While she hasn’t landed on any magazine covers, Beyonce has kept fans satisfied by posting baby photos to her Tumblr. However, that doesn’t stop fans from clamoring for more looks at the new H.B.I.C. Blue Ivy’s command of public attention will surely grow as she gets older.
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