It’s obvious that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have more than enough money to be sure that their children will never want for anything. Their children won’t go hungry, will always be clothed, and will have not only basic necessities, but a lot of other comforts as well.
However, Angelina’s mother Marcheline Bertrand wanted to do her part as well, as many grandparents are prone to do. Information was released today that Marcheline set up a trust fund with $100,000 each for Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh. The funds will mature and be available to them by the time they reach the age of 25.
Unfortunately Marcheline passed away before she could set up equal funds for Pax, Knox, and Vivienne.
I like that the trust funds are only available to the kids when they’re 25 instead of 18 like they sometimes are. I think the Jolie-Pitt kids are being raised very well, and are especially aware of the misfortune of others despite their own riches (financial and otherwise). Still, many kids – no matter how well they’re raised – can go through a rebellious or out-of-control phase and I think sometimes people who are only 18 might not make the best choices with money in that amount. I think age 25 is good and by that time Maddox, Zahara, and Shiloh will be able to make good decisions and might do wonderful things like invest in a home of their own with some of it and use the rest for charitable donations or to fund things like medical centers or homes in third world countries.