Angelina Jolie: She won 11.5 million for a gift from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie
For a gift from Brad Pitt, she received 11.5 million

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt perform together in 2015

© DFree /

Ten years ago, Brad Pitt gave his wife Angelina Jolie a Winston Churchill painting. That brought her for $ 11.5 million.

Angelina Jolie (45, "Wanted") is 11.5 million US dollars (about 9.5 million euros) richer in one fell swoop. The financial blessing does not come from a new role in the cinema, but rather parted with a valuable painting that was once given to her by her husband, Brad Pitt (57). As "The Art Newspaper" reports, there was a wealthy buyer from Belgium for the work called "Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque", which was made in 1943 by the former British Prime Minister and passionate hobby painter Winston Churchill (1874-1965).

In 2011, Pitt bought the painting for Jolie from an antique dealer in New Orleans for around $ 3 million. This was also roughly the price that was now expected at the auction at Christie's under the motto "Modern British Art Evening Sale" in London, it continues. Incidentally, Pitt is said to have got the inspiration to buy the picture two years earlier – when he played a role in Quentin Tarantino's (57) world war film "Inglourious Basterds" in 2009.

According to US media reports, the ex-couple has allegedly been in a custody battle since the separation in September 2016. Pitt and Jolie had been in a relationship since 2005, married since 2014 and together have children Maddox (19), Pax (17), Zahara (16), Shiloh (14) and the twelve-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.