Top 10 Most Expensive Divorces Of All Time

The Most Expensive Divorces Of All Time

#1: Rupert and Anna Murdoch – $ 1.7 billion


After 32 years of marriages  the Rupert Murdoch divorced his wife in 1999  , with over $1.2 billion in assets Rupert gave to Anna Murdoch  $110 million was in cash , the most expensive divorces ever . After the split Rupert Murdoch  married 30-year-old Wendi Deng

2: Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Ecclestone – $1.2 billion


Bernie Ecclestone , the president and CEO of Formula One racing  was married to Slavica Ecclestone . After 24 years of marriage , the Ecclestones filed for divorce in 2008 . They were having two daughter Tamara Ecclestone and Petra Ecclestone  .

3: Adnan Khashoggi and Soraya Khashoggi – $875 million


Adna Khashogi is an entrepreneur and an arms dealer . The Saudi billionaire married Soraya in 1961 when Soraya has been just 15 years old . The couple divorced in 1974  the cash settlement estimated at $850 million .Soraya Khashoggi is currently living a simple life as a florist in London.


4: Steve Wynn and Elaine Pascal -$740 million


Steve , CEO of casino empire Wynn Resorts , Steve Wynn and Elaine Farrell Pascal married in 1963 They divorced in 1986 the couple remarried just five years later , but in 2009 they divorced again . under the settlement , she reportedly received  $741 million in company stocks

5: Craig McCaw and Wendy McCaw – $460 million


Craig McCaw is the founder of McCaw Cellular , which  was sold to AT&T for between $11-$12 billion . Craig McCaw married Wendy Pretrak in 1974 , but they split up in 1998
The divorce was granted in 1995 with a $460 million settlement.

6: Mel Gibson and Robyn Gibson – $425 million


Mel Gibson and Robyn Gibson has the most expensive celebrity divorces, who were married for 31 years has seven children together. Robyn Gibson married Mel Gibson in 1980 . In 2009  Robyn Gibson filed for divorce .
The divorce settlement is the largest in Hollywood history.

7: Robert and Sheila Johnson – $400 million


Robert And Sheila Johnson are co-founder of  BET(Black Entertainment Television) the first cable network for black Americans , Robert Johnson is  the first African-American  Billionaire .
BET sold to Viacom for $3 billion .Robert And Sheila Johnson was married for 30 years
 Sheila and Robert Johnson divorced in 2002


8: Roman Abramovitch and Irina Abramovich – $300 million


Roman Abramovitch is one of the richest people in the world , he is the owner of Chelsea football club. Russia millionaire Abramovich married Irina in 1991
Irina Malandina filed for divorce against Roman Abramovitch in 2006

9: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver – $250-375 million


Arnold Schwarzenegger was a famous movie star turned politician , who became the Governor of California. But after a 25-year marriage, Shriver filed for divorce in 2011 . The settlement cost Schwarzenegger a sum estimated to be between $250-375 million.


10: Charles Edgar Fipke and Marlene Fipke – $200 million


Charles Edgar Fipke was a geologist and he was the first person to discover diamonds in Canada’s Northwest Territories.
 Charles Edgar Fipke and Marlene Fipke divorce was one of the biggest settlements in Canada, amounting to $200 million .


 Michael and Maya Polsky – $184 million


The couple married in the Ukraine in 1975
 Michael Polsky and Maya Polsky were married for 31 years but in 2007 they divorce
Polsky , the founder and CEO of Invenergy  LLC

12.Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy: Estimated $168 million (2006)
13.Boris Berezovsky and Galina Besharova: Estimated $160 million (2010)
14.Samathur Li Kin-Kan and Florence Tsang-Chiu-wing: Estimated $157 million (2011)
15.Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey : Estimated $150 million (1994)

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