For people like us, a divorce can be tough. Splitting all the assets is usually a difficult properties. But, when it comes to celebrities with millions in the bank, stuff can get quite expensive. We scraped the internet and found a few of the most expensive divorce settlements ever. And, you won’t believe how large some of these cheques were.
STEVE AND ELAINE WYNN – $741 MILLION
Steve is a big time CEO and when Steve and Elaine got divorced for the second time, it didn’t end up well for Steve. Wynn Resorts is quite a big deal and when Steve had to split his stake, Elaine ended up with $750 Million in stocks as the divorce settlement. Steve might still be CEO but Elaine is also a board director.
PAUL MCCARTNEY AND HEATHER MILLS – $48.6 MILLION
They both got married in a delightful ceremony at Castle Leslie in Ireland. However, their marriage only lasted about six years before they decided to call the lawyers.
MADONNA AND GUY RITCHIE – $92 Million
Guy Ritchie was Madonna’s second husband and they met back in 1998. They got married, had one kid, adopted a second and just two years later, file for divorce.
NEIL DIAMOND AND MARCIA MURPHEY – $150 MILLION
These two were married for almost 25 years and had two sons. You wouldn’t imagine that two people that were together for so long would separate. However, Murphey claimed that Diamond had cheated on her multiple times and filed for divorce.
DEMI MOORE AND BRUCE WILLIS – $90 MILLION
They were quite the popular couple and were married for almost 11 years. While the reason for their divorce isn’t apparent, Willis did say that he had failed as a father and as a husband.
ROBERT AND SHEILA JOHNSON – $400 MILLION
Robert and Sheila collaboratively founded the BET (Black Entertainment Television). They split after 33 years of marriage and according to an estimate, Sheila’s net worth was $670 Million after the divorce.
DMITRY AND ELENA RYBOLOVLEVA – $4.5 BILLION
Yes, this is not a typo, you read that right – BILLION. They split after 26 years together and their divorce took six years to complete. A fitting battle for such an expensive price tag.
MICHAEL AND DIANDRA DOUGLAS – $45 MILLION
Michael was 31 years old when he was bonded to a 19 year old Diandra Luker. They had a son and then divorced later in 1995.
RUPERT MURDOCH AND ANNA MARIA TORV – $1.2 BILLION
Anna was Rupert’s second wife. They had three children together and spent 32 years married to one another.
RUPERT MURDOCH AND WENDI DENG – $1.7 MILLION
Yes, Rupert is again on this list. 17 days after he divorced Anna Maria Torv, he married Wendi Deng. They were married for 14 years and had two daughters. If you’re wondering, Rupert has married four times and has six children.
HEIDI KLUM AND SEAL – $70 MILLION
The two were such an adorable couple. They had an outstanding ceremony and they would annually repeat their vows in front of family and friends. They were married for seven years and split in 2015.
BERNIE AND SLAVICA ECCLESTONE – $1 BILLION
Bernie is a British businessman and there’s no reason needed as to why he was able to marry a beautiful model Slavica who was 28 years younger than him. They didn’t even speak each other’s language and eventually decided to separate in 2009.
ALEX AND JOCELYN WILDENSTEIN – $2.5 BILLION
You might remember the couple from their cosmetic surgeries. Jocelyn received catlike features to please Alec. Well, it would be an understatement to say that it didn’t worth because they ended up splitting after 21 years together. Jocelyn received $2.5 billion and will get additional $100 million every year for the next 13 years. Humorously, the judge ruled that Jocelyn can’t spend any of this money on cosmetic surgeries.
HARRISON FORD AND MELISSA MATHISON – $118 MILLION
Our Indiana Jones was married to Melissa for 17 years. She was his second wife and they had two children. They split back ion 2004.
CRAIG MCCAW AN WENDY PETRAK – $450 MILLION
Founder of McCaw Cellular, Criag sold his company for $12 billion. And, when they split after 21 years together, the settlement was a mind-whopping $450 million.