Zahara Jolie-Pitt: Eldest Daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

Zahara Jolie-Pitt is the eldest daughter of former celebrity couples Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. In addition to that, she is also a well-known American actress, voice artist, entrepreneur, and TV personality. Moreover, she is famous for her iconic death stare in media photos.

As a celebrity child, Zahara had a good upbringing since childhood. This article will provide more details about Zahara’s biography, personal life, career, and net worth.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt Age, Early Life, & Education

Famous celebrity kid Zahara's childhood photo
Young Zahara Jolie-Pitt
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Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 17 years old, was born on January 8, 2005, in Awassa, Ethiopia. She was born into a poor family and due to lack of finance, her mother left her in the orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Angelina along with Brad adopted Zahara as an AIDS orphan when she was 6 months old in July 2005. After completing the adoption procedure, Angelina changed her name from Yemsrach to Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt in 2006.

After that, Zahara grew up in a luxurious environment along with her siblings in the USA. Moreover, she involved in humanitarian work at the age of 4. Her adoptive parents opened a clinic named after her which is dedicated to AIDS and TB patients.

Talking about her educational qualification, she was homeschooled along with her other siblings. According to her parents, it is safe and suitable to study at home until the end of high school education.

Zahara’s Birth Controversy

Zahara Jolie-Pitt who was initially thought to be an AIDS orphan, later found that her biological mother is still alive. According to her biological grandmother, Zahara’s parents had died because of AIDS and she was the one who left her at the orphanage.

However, her biological mother, Mentewab Dawit Lebiso, came forward and denied her mother’s claim. She revealed that she was brutally raped during her late teens and later became pregnant with Zahara.

After giving birth, she and her child both were sick and did not have any money to treat and support her daughter. After that, she left her daughter to her mother to take care of her child, as she was not ready to become a mother at an early age.

In an interview in 2017, she revealed that she had arranged the adoption of her daughter, as her family could not afford to support her.

Furthermore, she also clarified saying that she does not want to interrupt the life of her daughter but wants to remember that she still has a family back in Ethiopia. In addition to that, she also expressed her heartful gratitude to Angelina for being a mother she could not become.

Zahara Jolie- Pitt Adopted Parents

Former golden couple Angelina and Brad during an award ceremony
Former celebrity couples Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
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Zahara’s parents are the former Hollywood golden couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. However, they are no longer together after ending theirs over a decade relationship.

The two first met on the film set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005. After a few months, they started their romantic relationship and dated for around eight years before tying a knot on August 23, 2014, in Chateau Miraval, France.

Along the way, they had six children, out of which they adopted three. However, the golden couple declared their split due to personal reasons on September 19, 2016. Meanwhile, their divorce got finalized on April 12, 2019.

Angelina Jolie, Sole Parents of Zahara and her Siblings

After their divorce, Angelina holds the sole custody of their children. According to some reports, Brad and Maddox argued about Brad’s drinking habit fiercely once which then made Angelina make up her mind to fight for sole custody of her children.

However, the court granted them joint custody, and now are co-parenting their children.

Zahara Successful Career

Zahara started her career as a model and TV personality in early childhood. She was also featured in several magazine articles and covers during her childhood. According to some reports, she made her first TV appearance on the 20 Cutest Celebrities Babies episode of VH1 in 2006.

Subsequently, Zahara appeared in several other shows and red carpet along with her mother Angelina. Moreover, she made her first acting debut in Angelina’s movie Maleficent in 2014. She played an uncredited role in the movie.

In 2016, she got an opportunity to lend her voice to the animated movie Kung Fu Panda 3. She voiced the character called Meng Meng, a young panda in the film. Apart from this, she is also involved with humanitarian work in Ethiopia.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt in Jewelry Business

Zahara launched her jewelry line, The Zahara collection, in collaboration with Jeweler Robert Procop. Moreover, she is the designer of the collection. In addition to that, her jewelry line is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue as well as in other locations around the US and Australia.

According to US weekly, Zahara unveiled her jewelry line at the premiere of her mother’s film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil in 2019. She wore three-jeweled earrings, a matching ring on her right hand, and a bracelet on her left wrist.

Moreover, the profit received from Zahara’s collection was allocated to the House of Ruth Shelters, which “provides transitional housing for battered women and children.

Zahara Jolie-Pitt’s Five Siblings

Zahara along with her parents and sibling at the premier of Maleficent
Zahara along with her family
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Although there is no relevant information about her biological siblings, she has five siblings from her adoptive parents. Of which, three of them are their biological children, whereas, two of them are adopted.

Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt is the eldest child of the family. He was born on 5th August 2001, in Cambodia and was adopted by Jolie on 10th March 2002. Before his adoption, his name was Rath Vibol.

Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt was born on 29 November 2003, in Vietnam. Later, he was adopted by Angelina on March 15, 2007.

Shiloh Nouvel is the first biological child of Jolie and Pitt and was born on 27 May 2006, in Namibia. Later, Angelina gave birth to fraternal twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline on July 12, 2008.

Moreover, Zahara likes to spend her time with her siblings and often goes shopping and playing.

Zahara’s Relationship with Shiloh

Zahara and her sister Shiloh attending award show to support their mother Angelina Jolie
Zahara with her sister and mother
Source: Entertainment Weekly

Zahara seems to be very close with her sister, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt. According to Life & Style, Zahara, and Shiloh, are very close and always seek Zahara out for fashion advice. The two have the same interest in fashion and style.

The two generally shop together and also stand next to each other during red carpets and other events. According to Style, they played on the same football team as kids and have several mutual celebrity friends.

Furthermore, they seem to enjoy each other’s company a lot and love each other greatly. The two sisters helped each other to take care after their surgery till they recovered.

Zahara Had a Surgery

Zahara underwent surgery back in 2020. In an interview in 2011, Angelina confirmed her daughter, Zahara’s surgery news to the media.  She said she had to observe any allergic reactions to her skin at that time.

According to some sources, she faced institutional racism after her surgery. In addition to that, her sister Shiloh also underwent hip surgery at the same time. Zahara and Shiloh took care of each other while they recovered.

Zahara’s Net Worth

Despite being a celebrity child, Zahara is also making her career from a young age. She featured in several magazines as a model since her early childhood. In addition to that, she had made an appearance in her mother’s film and also voiced in an animated movie.

Furthermore, she has also opened her jewelry line across the US and Australia. As of 2022, she has a net worth of around $500k.

Quick Facts About Zahara Jolie-Pitt

  • Zahara loves to read books in her leisure time.
  • She stands 1.65m tall and weighs 55 kg.
  • She is featured in several magazine articles along with her mother.
  • Zahara does not have her official social media handle.
  • She also met with the Ethiopian President with her mother to discuss humanitarian work in Ethiopia.

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