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.