According to a report from Radar Online in April 2019, there are rumors that Angelina Jolie may be leaving her $116 million fortune to her adopted son Maddox, instead of her biological children. Although this decision has not been confirmed by Jolie herself, it has been the subject of much discussion in the media. Many find it hard to believe that Jolie would leave her remaining five children, including two adopted and three biological, with nothing and give everything to Maddox alone. However, others believe that Jolie may have her reasons for trusting her Caмbodian-born son with her wealth. Notably, Jolie has experienced two failed marriages and Maddox has been a supportive and loyal son throughout those challenges.
From a young age, Maddox was doted on by his mother. It’s interesting to note that the actress, born in 1975, has claimed that Maddox bears the closest resemblance to her out of all six of her children. Despite facing the challenges of two failed marriages, Angelina Jolie has remained a constant presence in Maddox’s life since adopting him from a Cambodian orphanage in 2002 when he was only seven months old. Living with his mother and her second husband, actor Billy Bob Thornton, Maddox was renamed Maddox Chivan Thornton Jolie and entered the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. However, shortly after Maddox’s adoption, Angelina and Billy’s marriage crumbled, leaving Maddox to face yet another struggle. Despite these difficulties, Angelina is proud and affectionate towards her eldest son, calling him her “first child” and saying he “makes me a real woman.” As Angelina moved on to a happy life with Brad Pitt, Maddox took on his father’s last name and grew up alongside his younger siblings, some of whom were adopted and others born into the family.
Maddox Jolie-Pitt was named after a renowned charity by his parents. Angelina Jolie’s son is undoubtedly showered with love and affection as he accompanies her to several significant events and films. The 18-year-old shares comparable interests with his mother such as throwing knives, speeding, and having an immense passion for cinema. According to media reports, Maddox was the reason behind the conflicts between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt that ultimately led to their divorce. During a flight from Europe to Los Angeles in September 2016, the couple had a loud argument which prompted Maddox to side with his mother and anger Brad. It remains evident that Brad not only yelled but also engaged in physical actions with Maddox, infuriating Angelina and leading to the divorce filing on September 19 under the grounds of irreconcilable disagreements in raising his children.
Throughout her life, Maddox has always supported his mother through two marriages and together with his siblings, they have become a rock for Angelina Jolie to rely on during difficult times. As the only child of Angelina Jolie among her six children, Brad Pitt is not affected by the custody decision as he is old enough to make his own choices. Growing up in a family of Hollywood superstars, all of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s children have had numerous opportunities to be exposed to movies since their childhood. Pax Thien has already joined the crew of “First they Killed my Father,” while Vivienne played the young Princess Aurora in “Dark Fairy.” Nevertheless, Maddox is the one who Angelina Jolie sees as having the potential and seriousness to follow in her footsteps and inherit her film career when he demonstrates maturity and a commitment to the craft.
Maddox has had the opportunity to travel around the world with his mother since he was young, providing him with exposure to various cultures, countries, and people. Impressively, despite his age, he can speak multiple languages, including English, Cambodian, German, and Russian. In addition to being an avid traveler, Maddox also played a role in Brad Pitt’s movie “World War Z” as a zombie and worked as a production assistant in his mother’s film “First They Killed My Father” in 2017.
Angelina Jolie, Maddox’s mother, has always shown special favor towards him. During the making of “First They Killed My Father,” Maddox took on the role of a producer, where he carefully studied relevant documents and accompanied his mother in the enthusiastic project. The actress’s production company, Jolie Pas, has earned more than 116 million USD at the box office since 2014 from movies like “Unbroken” and “By the Sea,” starring Angelina and her ex-husband Brad Pitt.
Sources close to Angelina have revealed that there are plans to appoint Maddox as the head of her film company in the future when his brothers are not suited for the role. It’s impressive that Maddox has achieved so much at such a young age, and we can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in the future.
As per a report by Hollywood Life, Angelina Jolie is extremely proud of her son Maddox and firmly believes that he will become an independent and intelligent young man who will leave his mark on the world. In an interview with People magazine, the 44-year-old star had mentioned that her son knows himself well and if he says he’s ready, then she’s sure he’s ready. Nang Hay, a monk at the Cambodian Buddhist temple in California where Angelina and Maddox often visited, shared that the actress plans to pass on her film company to her eldest son in the near future. He added that Maddox is intelligent and is slowly learning many things to inherit his mother’s filmmaking business. This decision is also due to Angelina’s deteriorating health, as she has been suffering from various health issues for many years now, including breast surgery, nervous tension, anorexia, organ failure, and a non-stop schedule on set and charity activities. Reducing her workload and allowing her son to follow in her passion for movies is a reasonable choice for the actress.
Maddox, along with his mother and younger brother Pax Thien, visited Seoul, Korea in November 2018 to explore the learning environment there. Reports suggest that he intends to pursue higher education in South Korea after completing high school. However, some sources claim that Brad Pitt perceives this trip as a deliberate move by Angelina Jolie to provoke him, as Maddox is known to defend his mother during arguments with his father. Although Pitt acknowledges that Maddox is Jolie’s favorite child, he is expected to remind her that they have five other children.