The actual wealth of any individual or couple comes in front in Two cases : Divorce or Death.
Recently On 11 May 2017, an unnamed Russian Billionaire had to pay 59 billion Dollars to his ex-wife. This is one of biggest settlement amount seen by British Courts.
Here is list of some other highly paid divorces :
1. Dmitry and Elena Rybolovlev: $604 Million+
Can you ever be happy if you owe $604 million to your ex wife in divorce? Well,in this cases, “yes” .Dmitry was ordered previously by the courts to owe her ex-wife $4.5 billion. This Court battles dragged on from 2008 through 2015, In 2014 Swiss court ruling awarding her $4.5 billion. But After an appeal, he “only” had to pay $604 million—but she got to keep two Swiss chalets in the settlement.
2. Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi: $874 Million
According to Daily Mail in 2014 ,”The term ‘jet-set’ could be used for Soraya Khashoggi,” . She was one of her era’s most beautiful women, ran in social circles with Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor, and having link up with Warren Beatty and more than one member of the British parliament.
At the peak of her wealth, She married to Saudi Arabian businessman Adnan Khashoggi, the couple owned 17 homes, three planes, and three yachts. Their divorce settlement reportedly totaled £574 million in 1982. That was worth about $874 million at that time—and the equivalent of about $2.2 billion today.
3.Harold and Sue Ann Hamm: $1 Billion
The Hamms’ divorced in 2015, it may not be the world’s highly paid separation, but it did feature the largest single settlement check. Harold, was an oil and gas executive from Oklahoma,He wrote a check for $974.8 million to his former wife in 2014 to finalize settlement after fighting more than two years of court. (With including of assets and other payments, the total divorce cost was around $1 billion.)
The “famous check,” Harold Hamm interviewed on CNBC, “got the job done,” though Sue Ann appealed in the courts to receive more money. More recently, it was reported that Harold Hamm was an informal adviser to Donald Trump during his presidential campaign.
4. Steve and Elaine Wynn: $1 Billion
Casino industrialist Steve and Elaine Wynn were married and divorced not once but twice, once their marriage ended in 1986 and again in 2010. The exact reasons and its terms of the splits haven’t been known, but it is believed her portion of the settlement was worth around$1 billion. In 2010 , interview with the Las Vegas Weekly, Steve Wynn confessed with the characterization that it was one of the “most expensive of all time” divorces.
5. Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein: $2.5 Billion
This family was famous for owning an art collections worth billions dollars, including that work which was stolen by Nazis in the 1940s. But the bizarre appearance of a woman who married into the family is perhaps even more famous. Some around $2.5 billion of the family fortune was paid to New York socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein, who divorced her husband Alec in 1999.
In addition to the main settlement, Jocelyn was receiving $100 million per year for 13 years. She has spent millions of dollars on plastic surgery, As she was nicknamed “catwoman” for the way she transformed her face by going under the knife.
6. Vladimir Potanin and Natalia Potanina: $7 Billion
According to Forbes,their worth was of $14 billion .The Russian entrepreneur Vladimir Potanin is currently got divorce that winded up by dividing that fortune in half. “As it was Russian law that spouses are entitled to share equally in family assets,” his wife, Natalia Potanina, said to Business Insider in a 2016 interview. “So in my claim I’m asking for half of his assets. At the beginning of the divorce case, he offered me zero. He is still offering me zero.”
7. Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore : $425million
The couple was married for 26 years having $850 million fortune . But after they statrted living seperate . Since five years they lived separated .
After that in April 2009 Robyn filed the papers following “irreconcilable differences”.This happened when Mel made his relationship official with Oksana Grigorieva( she was pregnant that time.)
Next We are Keeping an eye on divorce case of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie fortune around $400 million. Their case is still in court. But even their forthcoming divorce settlement will be relatively small compared to these truly colossal splits.