Rupert and Anna Murdoch.
Compensation: $ 1.7 billion. The current wealth of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is estimated at $ 11.2 billion.
He is an owner of the News Corporation, which includes the 20th Century Fox studio, The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Sun and New York Post, as well as the publishing house HarperCollins. In 1960s Rupert married a journalist Anna Torv. Their marriage lasted 32 years, but gave a break when Murdoch met another woman – Wendy Deng. Divorce proceedings lasted about a year.
Frank and Jamie McCourt.
The amount of compensation: $ 130 million. Frank McCourt, an American businessman, writer and owner of Los Angeles Dodgers, will be remembered by his descendants as a man who survived the scandalous divorce. During the divorce proceedings, it became known that the man had been betraying. As a result, he agreed to pay ex-wife a very decent amount.
Adnan and Soraya Hashoggi.
The amount of compensation: $ 874 million. Adnan Hashoggi earned a fortune selling arms to the royal family of Saudi Arabia. He founded the company Triad, which owned banks, hotels and estates in different parts of the world. Soraya married this indecently rich man in 1961, but after 13 years the marriage broke up.
Steve and Elaine Wynn.
Amount of compensation: $ 750 million. The romantic story of gambling magnate Steve Wynn and his wife Elaine began very beautifully. Young people started dating in college: Steve was the smartest guy on the course, and Elaine was the beauty queen. In 1963, lovers tied themselves by marriage, but twenty years later they divorced.
The ex-wife of the tycoon played a decisive role in the activities of Wynn Resort. To date, the state of Elaine is estimated at $ 1.7 billion.
Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein.
Compensation: $ 2.5 billion. Until 1997, the surname of the Frenchmen Wildenstein was known in the narrow circles of art collectors. But then a divorce broke out between Alec Wildenstein and his wife Jocelyn, who, with the help of plastic surgery, tried to make herself a cat-woman.
Bernie and Slavika Ecclestone.
Compensation: $ 1.2 billion. Slavika fully corresponded to the ideas of how the spouses of billionaires look – luxurious, slender, tall. She was the favorite model of designer Giorgio Armani. With the height of 159 cm, the president of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone seemed next to her as an accessory.
The difference in height, however, did not prevent them from living together for 24 years. Immediately after the divorce, Slavika made herself a gift – she bought the plane for $ 60 million.
Craig and Wendy McCoy.
The amount of compensation: $ 460 million. Craig McCoy is called a cellular pioneer. He made a bet on the cellular business in the early 1980s, when analysts unanimously maintained that mobile communications would not become mass. But McCoy did not listen to them and created the company McCaw Cellular.
Ten years later, in 1994, this company was acquired by AT & T for $ 11.5 billion. Wendy McCoy also rejoiced at the financial success of her husband, as she soon received almost half of his fortune.
Robert Johnson and Sheila Crump.
Amount of compensation: $ 400 million. Media magnate Robert Johnson became the first African American billionaire, whom Forbes included in the list of the richest people in the world in 2000. Co-founder of cable television Black Entertainment has come a long way to his success, and his wife Sheila Crump was his support. Their family union lasted 33 years.
Roman and Irina Abramovich.
The compensation amount: $ 300 million. During 16 years of marriage, the oligarch turned from the director of the cooperative “Uyut” (production of rubber toys) to the oil trader, the owner of Sibneft, Evraz, the governor of Chukotka and the owner of the English football club Chelsea. Irina gave birth to five children. The divorce took place after gossip began spreading about Abramovich’s relationship with Daria Zhukova.
Mel and Robin Gibson.
The amount of compensation: $ 425 million. Spouses Gibson divorced after 31 years of married life. At the amount of compensation of $ 425 million, the case did not end. In addition to them, Mel will have to pay the mother of his seven children half of his fees for his future work in the cinema.
Michael and Maya Polski.
The size of the compensation: $ 184 million. Natives of the USSR Michael and Maya Polski married in the early 1970s in Kiev.
When in 1976 the spouses emigrated to the United States, their property consisted of four suitcases and $ 500 in cash for two. In the mid-1980s, Michael created SkyGen Energy, which later became one of the largest electricity producers in America. Maya first led a household, and then opened an art gallery. The couple divorced 30 years after moving to the United States.
Boris Berezovsky and Galina Besharova.
The amount of compensation: from $ 160 million to $ 350 million. Galina Besharova and Berezovsky married in 1991, got two children. As a result of the trial in 2011, Galina managed to sue the former husband about $ 350 million.
Samatour Lee Kin-kan and Florence Tsang Chiu-wing.
Amount of compensation: $ 154 million. When Samatour Li Kin-kan, the son of a Hong Kong billionaire, divorced his wife Florence Tsang, this event was called the loudest family scandal in Asia. The compensation amounted to $ 154 million. The couple did not have children – this fact was called the main argument of discord in the family.
Michael and Juanita Jordan.
The amount of compensation: $ 168 million. The marriage of Michael Jordan lasted 17 years. The first time his wife Juanita filed for divorce in 2002. She referred to the disagreements in the family, but soon it became known that the couple reconciled. However, the happiness was short-lived. In 2006, the parties terminated the marriage by mutual agreement.
Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphy.
The size of the compensation: $ 150 million. The popular American singer and songwriter Neil Diamond is known mainly for the song “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon”, which he wrote in 1967. When Diamond and Murphy divorced after 25 years of family life, the ex-spouse withdrew half of their fortune.