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Jack White

I Make $62,000 a Month!!!

12/13/2013 11:18 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jack White
rakes in serious cash every month -- roughly $62,000 -- but according to his divorce agreement, he's only paying $3,200 in monthly child support.

Jack's divorce from ex-wife Karen Elson was just finalized, and in the docs, each spouse declares his or her monthly income. Karen (who is also a singer) says hers is $33,971. Not a bad living.

But the strange part -- Karen's now the primary residential parent for their two kids (a 6-year-old and 7-year-old) and Jack has agreed to pay only $3,200 a month in child support, which feels low when you think about how much he makes.

Then again, Jack also gets the kids for a huge chunk of the year -- 150 days -- so the low number makes a little more sense.

As for the rest of their divorce agreement, Jack did pretty well -- he gets to keep the rights to all his musical businesses, including The White Stripes, the Raconteurs, The Dead Weather, and his record label. Karen gets to keep the rights to hers. 

Jack and Karen were married in 2005 in a canoe in the middle of the Amazon river in Brazil, only to separate in 2011. Karen filed for divorce in 2012. The split was pretty bitter.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

both ugly

283 days ago
2.

Carl    

Why does someone have to shell out ungodly amounts of money in child support just because they are rich? If you can't care for two kids on $3,200 a month (in addition to what you make) then something is wrong.

283 days ago
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Michael    

Jack is clearly one of the best musicians in the world over the past 10 years. Hopefully this will all pass and he can get back to making stellar/awesome music again.

283 days ago
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I'm A Lawyer    

No child needs $3,200 every month.

283 days ago
5.

TheEric    

How do they have a 15 year old when they met on the set of a music video that was shot in 2005?

283 days ago
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david 183    

Never heard of either of them . That being said 3200 a month is sufficient .

283 days ago
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jimbo    

If he gets the kids 150 days a year and she makes $33k a month, I don't see a problem here. She's doing very well, she doesn't need any extra money. Especially when you consider he has the kids 40% of the time.

283 days ago
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Anonymous    

Since he has the children 150 days per year, that means that she has the children 215 days per year, or 65 more. So he pays $38,400 for those extra 65 days, or $590 per day. That is plenty for any kid. This is a semi-reasonable example of BOTH parents paying for their children.

283 days ago
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kingschreck    

Why is it that if a father isn't giving half of his salary each month then he isn't doing his part?

283 days ago
10.

Vince    

3200 is low when the mother herself makes 32,000 a month. You people make me ****ing sick. How can those kids live without being completely spoiled little *******s. Oh the humanity

283 days ago
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GJ    

OMG. THE WHITE STRIPES NEED TO TOUR AGAIN. THEY ARE BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST BANDS IN THE WORLD. I RANK THEM NECK N NECK WITH ZEPPLIN. I CAN BE SWEATING AND STILL GET GOOSE BUMPS FROM THEIR MUSIC. PAPAPLEASE TOUR AGAIN.

283 days ago
12.

Beau222    

Somethings are just non of our business

283 days ago
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klepp0906    

gotta love them baby momma's. go get a job hooker. Seriously, he pays more a month in child support that I make and support myself and my entire family with. Explain to me what that child needs that requires 3200 a month. matter a fact explain to me what the kid needs that costs 25% of that. Don't worry honey, the court will certainly side with you. your the woman after all. Life was tough, you had to spread em to pave the way. Soon you will be able to get the hair did so you can go find another man to suck dry.

283 days ago
14.

freaksloan    

I am confused by the use of the ONLY?

What is the mother paying?

283 days ago
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billybob    

$744.000 a year is ridiculous low for someone with his musical career, and it's simply hoax. Something about $620.000 is far more realistic, if not more!

283 days ago
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