There’s no doubt that August 26 – the day she gave birth to her first child, Lorenzo – was the happiest of Snookis life. But it also may have been the most lucrative. We already know Snooks earns a cool $150,000 per episode as the star of Jersey Shore. Add to that her per episode payday on her spinoff show with JWOWW and her multiple endorsement deals and you’ve got one rich little guidette indeed.

But wait, that’s not all. In Hollywood, newborn babies often mean dollar signs. So how much more could Snooki stand to make now that she’s given birth?

We consulted Jo Piazza, author of Celebrity Inc. who broke it down for us.

“By my estimates Snooki stands to make about two million now that the baby is born,” Piazza tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “She will likely get around $500,000 in total domestic and international for the first pictures of her son.  She’ll also be able to nab an extra million in endorsements, including product placements and Twitter mentions in the next few months. You can add to that an extra $500,000 for future magazine spreads or events with the baby, like his first birthday.”

“Having a child is one of the most lucrative things a celebrity can do these days,” Piazza concludes. “It’s a guaranteed money maker and it bolsters your brand.”

No kidding!

Read more about Snooki’s pregnancy.

Catch the next episode of Snooki & JWOWW on Thursday, August 30 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.

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