You think divorces are hard? Well, they are even harder for billionaires, especially those which have not signed a prenuptial agreement. When tying the knot and saying the forever and ever vows, most people really mean them. No one thinks their marriage is not going to last, even though 1 in 3 marriages end in divorce.
For rich people, divorce gets even more complicated because there is a lot of money involved, and without a prenup, they lose a lot of their fortune. So most of them reach a settlement and the amounts are staggering.
Here are some of the most expensive celebrity divorces.
1. Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy ($168 million)
After filing for divorce first in 2002 and trying to make it work, the seemingly happy couple finally called it quits in 2016, after 17 years together. They split up peacefully, reaching a settlement of $168 million.
2. Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore ($425 million)
After almost 30 years together and 7 children, the couple separated in 2006. Robyn Moore filed for divorce in 2009, a month after the actor was spotted with Oksana Grigorieva, with who he had a child shortly after. They had a prenup signed, which stated Moore´s right to half of everything Gibson earned from 1980 which amounted to $425 million.
3. Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Radić ($1.2 billion)
Yes, you have read right! Billion! One of the richest people in the world, Formula One mogul Bernie Ecclestone divorced his wife of 24 years Slavica Radić in 2009. But a surprising twist is that it seems, since the detail remain unknown, that Slavica paid Bernie as well, almost $300 million!
4. Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv ($1.7 billion)
The richer you are, the more you have to cash out when you decide to split up. That´s what happened to media tycoon Rupert Murdoch when he got amicably separated from his wife Anna Maria Torv in 1998, after 31 years together and 3 children. Even though the details remain murky, rumor has it she received a shocking $1.7 billion!
5. Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein ($3.8 billion)
When you think it is not possible to spend more money just for deciding not to be with someone any longer, they surprise you. When in 1999 French-American businessman and art dealer Alec Wildenstein divorced his wife of 21 years Jocelyn, she was left with $2.5 billion, next to $100 million for the next 13 years. That amounted to a total of unimaginable $3.8 billion, what would today be $5.7 billion. Jocelyn was later known for her numerous cosmetic surgeries, for which she
6. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos (up to $68 billion)
Newest in a line of power couple divorces are the currently richest person in the world Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, who is ending his marriage to MacKenzie after 25 years and 4 children. It seems the couple does not have a signed prenup, meaning that their assets would be split 50/50, making this probably the largest divorce settlement in history.