7 Most Expensive Divorces In History

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It’s a well known fact that if you divorce your wife, you’ll usually lose half your money. For mere mortals like you and I, that’s not too much of a problem because half of nothing is still nothing. For rich people however, those numbers can add up ridiculously fast.

 

Just to make you feel better about not having money to lose, let’s take a look at some divorces that cost someone a lot of money. Trust me, it’s fun.

 

 

Harold and Sue Ann Hamm – 1 Billion Dollars
Technically, Harold only wrote his ex-wife a check of almost 975 million dollars, but with lawyers being as expensive as they are (especially good ones), the total costs led up to a whopping billion.

 

 

Steve Wynn and Elaine Pascal – 1 Billion Dollars
Steve, who owns a casino empire, divorced this woman twice. And here’s the kicker: he only lost half his assets the second time he divorced her. Stupid, huh?

Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone – 1,2 Billion Dollars
Formula One boss marries former model. That’s the start of every romantic movie, isn’t it? But this was never a marriage that was built to last. And well, it didn’t.

Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv – 1,7 Billion Dollars
Well, they were married for over 30 years, I’m sure she had some part in whatever empire ol’ Rupert built. It’s still a pretty brutal number to have to pay someone, though.

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng – 1,8 Billion Dollars
Oh Rupert, why? Your two wives together cost you 3,5 billion dollars, and that’s not even counting all the expensive dates and honeymoons.

Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein – 3,8 Billion Dollars
Losing nearly 4 billion dollars surely must make you rethink marriage, right? Alec, don’t make Rupert’s mistake and fall for it again.

Vladimir Potanin and Natalia Potanina – 7 Billion Dollars
Just imagine marrying someone, leaving him and taking half of his 14 billion dollar wealth (spoiler: she wanted all of it and is still trying to get it). I mean, you’d try to make your marriage work if the alternative costs you 7 billion dollars, right?

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