Most Expensive Divorces in the World

$1.2 Billion- Frank Mc.Court and Jamie

Making news is LA Dodger’s owner, Frank McCourt who recently got a divorce from his ex-wife Jamie. The couple was married for almost 30 years before they separated. Their divorce settlement is valued at a stunning $1.2 billion because it includes six homes and the $800 million LA Dodgers team. While Frank is agreeing to pay her about $130 million more as long as he gets to keep the team.

$25 million – Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall

Compared to other celebrity divorce settlements 25 million seems like a low number but it’s not considering that Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall were never actually married. Their “marriage” was a small religious ceremony in Bali that had no legal status. Their relationship lasted 21 years during which they had 4 children. In 1999 Hall filed for divorce asking for a $50 million settlement. Although she was legally entitled to nothing she made out with a reported $25 million.

$1.7 billion– Rupert and Anna Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is one of the richest men in the world. He made his fortune by inheriting his father’s Australian newspaper in 1952 and developing it into a worldwide media empire News Corporation. He married Anna in the 60’s and they had three children together. In 1999 they divorced and Rupert agreed to give Anna $1.7 billion mostly in assets, although she was removed from the News Corp board. Seventeen days after the divorce was finalized Rupert married his younger employee Wendi Deng.

$1.2 billion- Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone

Formula 1 tycoon Bernie was married to model Slavicasince 1985 and they have two daughtersTamara and Petra. With his estimated $2.4 billion fortune, Slavica walked away with almost half of his fortune, amounting up to $1.2 billion.

$150 Million– Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphy

Legendary singer Neil Diamond and his second wife Marcia Murphy divorced in 1994 after 33 years of marriage. Diamond has been quoted saying that Marcia “earned every penny” and that “she’s been through thick and thin with [him] and deserves half of [his] fortune.” Although Diamond has not remarried he has been dating Rachel “Rae” Farley, 33, since 1996.

$300 million – Roman and Irina Abramovich

Roman Abramovich, now the richest man in Russia was once a struggling business man living with a wife and young daughter in a small flat. In 1990 Abramovich met the beautiful Irina, an Aeroflot flight attendant who soon became his second wife. While they were married Abramovich made his fortune. After 17 years of marriage the couple divorced. Somehow Abramovich talked the $7 billion divorce settlement down to a little cash and a few assets such as homes, a yacht and a plan. All of this amounts to about $300 million, a mere 2 percent of Abramovich’s $18.7 billion fortune.

$874 million- Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi

Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi‘s 1982 divorce settlement with his UK-born wife, Soraya had reports claiming amounts as high as $874 million. Following their 13-year marriage, Soraya sued her ex for $2.54 billion but walked away with a reported $874 million in an out-of-court settlement.

$750 million – Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Apparently Elin Nordegren originally only sought $500 million, because she thought it was half ofTiger Woods‘ estimated $1 billion fortune. But then her lawyers discovered he was worth more, and she received $750 million as part of their divorce settlement. Here’s the interesting bit, while Nordegren must remain silent about his numerous alleged affairs, Woods cannot bring any woman home until they’re married.

A NEW HIGH?– Frederick and Vera Chiluba

The 33 year marriage between the former President of Zambia, Frederick Chiluba and his wife Vera was recently annulled. Ex-wife Vera is asking for a settlement of $2.5 billion (more than three quarters of the county’s Gross Domestic Product) in addition to a share of their concrete assets including six houses and a farm, she is also demanding over 400 cows, sheep, and goats. Since it is unknown exactly how much the ex-president is worth or how he was able to acquire the money this case has not yet been settled and Vera is living off government assistance.