We all know that divorce is never a pretty thing. But, when you have a lot of money it can get even worse. When you see the sizes of the settlements these women got, your eyes will pop out of your head.
Top 5 Larges Divorce Settlements
#1 – Adnan Khashoggi and Soraya Khashoggi – $874 Million
The divorce between Adnan Khashoggi, a Saudi arms dealer, and Soraya Khashoggi was back in 1982. For many years it held the title of the most expensive divorce ever but now it barely made the top 5 list.
#4 – Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Hamm – $1 Billion
Harold and Sue Ann Hamm got divorced after 26 years of marriage. The divorce settlement was around $1 billion which might seem like a lot money but it is not if you’re the Continental Resources CEO. Normally, after 26 years of marriage, the settlement goes around 25 – 30% of the marital assets. Harold Hamm’s net worth is around $14 billion which means his dear wife got only around 7%.
#3 – Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Ecclestone – $1.2 Billion
After gathering around $2.5 billion in his bank account, he lost almost half of it in less than a minute. Yep, that’s right, the hearing during their divorce lasted less than a minute ( 58 seconds to be more precise ). That basically means that former model Slavica earned $1.2 billion in a minute.
#2 – Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Perisse – $2.5 Billion
After inheriting $10 billion from his late father, Alec Wildenstein just couldn’t keep it in his pants. He cheated on his wife, Jocelyn Perisse, who is a massive fan of plastic surgeries ( who would’ve guessed eh? ), and ended up losing $2.5 billion from the divorce. I’m sure Jocelyn’s plastic surgeon was very happy after reading about the divorce.
# 1 – Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovleva – $4.5 Billion
Well guys, imagine if you got $4.5 billion after your divorce instead of a restraining order and a dog you didn’t even like.
Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian oligarch, had to pay his now ex wife Elena a total of $4.5 billion after they got divorced earlier this year which makes this by far the most expensive divorce settlement ever.
On the bright side, good old Dmitry’s net worth was close to $13 billion before the divorce, and things could’ve gone even worse for him as Elena demanded $6 billion. 😯