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10 Most Expensive Divorces In The World

Ending a marriage is very hard , and often it leads to the breakdown of families. Add to that the division of assets and finances, and both parties are in for a real nightmare!

I have put together a list of some publicized and expensive divorces in the world

Here's a list of the 10 most expensive divorces in the world.

10 . Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore

Cost: $425 Million

Getting close to a half-million-dollars, Mel and Robyn Gibson's divorce is one of the most expensive divorces in history.

After 26 years together, the couple finalised their divorce in 2011.

They did not sign a prenuptial agreement so the massive settlement cost Mel almost half of his net worth at the time.

9 . Craig and Wendy McCaw

Cost: $460 Million

Cellular and Clearwire Corp founder Craig McCaw, seperated with Wendy McCaw in 1998.

Only a few years before their divorce, Craig sold his company to AT&T for somewhere in the region of $11-$12 billion.

So, Wendy managed to walk away from their 21-years marriage with a whopping, $460 million payout

8 . Dmitry and Elena Rybolovlev

Cost: $604 Million

After 26 years together, Dmitry and Elena Rybolovlev ended their marriage in 2008.

Several years later, courts ordered Dmitry to pay his ex-wife a sum of $4.8 billion. But, after more negotiations, the final payout was a little over $600 million.

7 . Steven and Elaine Wynn

Cost: $741 Million

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn filed for divorce from wife Elaine in 2010. He had to pay an estimated $741 million to please the courts.

This is actually the couples second divorces, as they were married before from 1963-1986.

This one hit the record books as being one of the most expensive divorces of all time.

6 . Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi

Cost: $874 Million

Saudi Arabian billionaire, Adnan Khashoggi was one of the richest men in the world. But in 1982, he ended up paying his ex-wife a divorce settlement of $874 million.

At the height of their wealth, the couple owned three planes, three yachts and seventeen homes.

5 . Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall

Cost: $975 Million

2012 saw the divorce of CEO Harold Hamm and wife Sue Ann Hamm after twenty-four years of marriage.

The successful Oil Magnate handed over a whopping $974.8 million cheque to settle the divorce. At the time, that was roughly 5% of his total net worth.

4 . Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Radic

Cost: $1.2 Billion

Tipping the $1 billion mark, was Bernie Ecclestone's divorce from slavica Radic in 2009. This was at the time said to be the most expensive divorce ever.

After long negotiation lawyers settled on an approximate $1.2 billion payout. Using her newly found cash wisely, Slavica turned her settlement into an even bigger $1.6 billion investment portfolio.

3 . Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv

Cost: $1.7 Billion

After 31 years of marriage, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch and wife Maria Torv divorced in 1999.

The couple agreed to an amicable separation but did not give much away to the media in terms of detail.

But, a couple of weeks after the divorce was finalized, Rupert married again, this time to Wengi Deng, who is 38 years younger than him.

2 . Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein

Cost: $3.8 Billion

French-American businessman and art dealer Alec Wildenstein divorced his wife Jocelyn Wildenstein in 1999.

Together for 21 years, the couple didn't see eye to eye anymore and decided to call it a day.

Jocelyn received $2.5 billion up front and then a further $100 million every year for 13 years. This adds up to a staggering $3.8 billion.

1 . Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos

Cost: $68 Billion

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos take the top spot of most expensive divorces.

The richest man in the world, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, is now worth an estimated $137 billion.

Bezoz tweeted that they split and reported that things came to an end after a long period of ''loving exploration and trial separation''.

The Bezos divorce is by far the biggest and most expensive divorce in the world.

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