Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos announced that they divorced in January 2019, after 25 years of marriage. Obviously, the news of the split immediately prompted speculation about the financial details of the split.
The founder of the Amazon, with a net wealth of $ 137 million, is the richest man in the world. Thus, the United States announces that Jeff Bezos' divorce may be the most expensive in history, like many other wealthy people who have split up with a song: Paul McCartney, Madonna, Tiger Woods and US President Donald Trump.
Although these divorces cost tens of millions of dollars, they disappear compared to the most expensive divorce agreements of all time. This list is reserved for those who have come to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to their former life partners or in some cases more than $ 1 billion.
List of the Most Expensive Divorces of All Time
10th place: Bob Johnson and Sheila Crump Johnson – $ 400 million
Television moguls Bob Johnson and Sheila Crump Johnson were married between 1969 and 2002, when they founded together the American cable network and the multimedia group Black Entertainment Television.
In 2000, the two became the first African-American millionaires and divorced two years later. Sheila left $ 400 million in her pocket after the divorce, according to ABC News.
9th place: Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore – $ 425 million
Nearly half a million dollars cost the divorce deal between actor Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore. This is the most expensive Hollywood divorce in history.
The couple split in 2011, after 26 years of marriage, because of the alcohol problems the actor had. Mel Gibson had to give half of his savings to his ex-wife because they had not signed a prenuptial contract.
8th place: Craig McCaw and Wendy McCaw – $ 460 million
Telemarketing operator Craig McCaw and publisher Wendy McCaw divorced amicably in 1997, with an estimated $ 460 million settlement, according to Forbes.
Craig McCaw is considered one of the pioneers of the cell phone industry, being the founder of McCaw Cellular.
7th place: Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovlev – 604 million dollars
The divorce of Elena Rybolovleva by the Russian businessman Dmitri Rybolovlev lasted no less than six years. The two were married in 1987 and separated in 2014 after Elena filed the divorce papers, accusing Dmitry of infidelity.
The Geneva Court of First Instance awarded Elena Rybolovlev $ 4.48 billion, but after appealing, she was elected with $ 604 million.
6th place: Adnan Khashoggi and Soraya Khashoggi – 874 million dollars
In 1961, Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi married a 20-year-old Briton named Sandra Daly, who converted to Islam and changed her name to Soraya.
The couple had 5 children, 17 houses, three airplanes and three yachts together. After 13 years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1974 and the divorce settlement was $ 874 million.
5th place: Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall – $ 975 million
Sue Ann Arnall filed for divorce from "King of Oil" Harold Hamm in 2012 after 26 years of marriage, accusing the president of the company's general manager, Continental Resources, of having a mistress.
After three years of court marriages, Sue Ann Arnall hardly accepted the $ 974,790,317.77 check that the ex-husband gave her as a divorce at the beginning of the divorce case.
4th place: Steve and Elaine Wynn – $ 1 billion
Steve Wynn, one of the casino magnates, married in his student years in Elaine Wynn. Twenty years later, they divorced in 1986. Five years later, they remarried and divorced again in 2010.
Although the details have been kept hidden by the public, the divorce agreement between the two is estimated at $ 1 billion.
3rd place: Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Radic – $ 1.2 billion
After 25 years of marriage, Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone split in 2009 with his wife, Croatian model Slavica Radic.
The woman received $ 1.2 billion in British wealth, and divorce has entered history as the most expensive in the UK.
2nd place: Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv – $ 1.7 billion
Rupert Murdoch is an Australian and American businessman who owns the media empire News Corporation, the second largest media conglomerate in the world.
He was married for 31 years to journalist Maria Torv, with whom he had three children. The couple announced in 1998 a "friendly separation".
Details of the divorce were not disclosed, but there are rumors that Mary received 1, 7 billion dollars. The couple remarried with other people very quickly after they divorced: Rupert at 17 days and Maria six months later.
1st place: Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Wildenstein – $ 3.8 billion
The most expensive divorce known to have occurred in 1999 when businessman and art dealer Alec Wildenstein divorced after 21 years of marriage, Jocelyn Wildenstein.
The man deceived Jocelyn with a Russian model. He paid the woman $ 2.5 billion when she divorced, but also $ 100 million a year for 13 years.
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