Pax Jolie-Pitt $2 Million People, On March 15, 2007, Jolie adopted a son, three-year-old Pax Thien, from an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He was born as Pham Quang Sang on November 29, 2003 in the capital. She adopted Pax as a single parent, because Vietnam’s adoption regulations do not allow unmarried couples to co-adopt.
The following month, she filed a request to legally change her son’s surname from Jolie to Jolie-Pitt, which was approved on May 31, 2007. She revealed that his first name, Pax, was suggested by her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, before her death in January 2007. The rights for the first post-adoption images of Pax were sold to People for a reported $2 million, as well as to Hello! for an undisclosed amount. Pitt’s adoption of Pax was finalized in the United States on February 21, 2008.
At the Cannes Film Festival in May 2008, Jolie confirmed that she was expecting twins. She gave birth to a son, Knox Léon, and a daughter, Vivienne Marcheline, on July 12, 2008 in Nice, France.