The 20 Most Expensive Divorces In The World

People had been separated for seven years and the court orders that they be re-united.

In one of a series of tweets, the First Lady posted about the recent developments.

As we all know divorce can be very expensive but this list of ‘expensive divorces’ can be quite hilarious!

The 20 most expensive divorces in the world have made $6 million to $30 million.

The 20 Most Expensive Divorces In the World

List of top 50 divorces:

According to an analysis of the divorce statistics released last month by the US Census Bureau, over half a million divorces were filed in 2010, representing the highest numbers on record.

List of top 10 most popular celebrity divorces:

According to an analysis of the divorce statistics released last month by the US Census Bureau, over half a million divorces were filed in 2010, representing the highest numbers on record.

List of top 15 popular movie characters who divorced:

The movie characters listed below have divorced.

The divorce is the most expensive in the world.

20. Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva

Cost: $80 Million

Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva announced their divorce in 1994, a divorce that would cost the actor and model over 10 million dollars each.

Sources say that the couple had a difference of opinion on which roles Costner should take. They reportedly parted ways on amicable terms as cost of living in Beverly Hills was a pain.

19. Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison

Cost: $85 Million

Harrison was on the set of “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980 and the very next day “Star Wars” was released. He proposed to his first wife, actress Melissa Mathison, within about a year of meeting and they were married in January 1983.

The pair of former basketball stars married in 2000 and divorced in 2004 due to a lack of a prenuptial agreement. They have three children. The cost of their split: $118 million.

18. Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Cost: $92 Million

The marriage between Madonna and Guy Ritchie came to an abrupt end in 2008.

Madonna felt that they were married from the start and that they had a family but Richie says that he thought that she was just a “hookup” and he was looking for a “friend with benefits” but things got out of hand.

Divorce settlement made for the richest person in the world. Made over 90 million dollars.

17. Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

Cost: $100 Million

The marriage of Steven Spielberg and Amy Pascal (wife of Sony Pictures) ended with a $100 million divorce settlement!

I am wondering if their marriage was just a facade to protect their reputation and their marriage is falling apart. I am also wondering if their careers were a facade to hide their personal issues.

The divorce between Kate and Prince Charles cost more than $35 million to settle.

16. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Cost: $110 Million

In 2010 Tiger Woods admitted to his wife that he’d been having affairs. It was shortly after that the couple announced they’d be ending their six-year marriage.

They had already signed a prenuptial agreement, then after Tiger’s behaviour, the prenup was renegotiated.

They also asked her to leave the mansion and keep the dogs but she refused, and asked to keep the dogs instead.

15. Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey

Cost: $150 Million

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphy divorced after 25 years. They first met at a party in March 1976 and were married May 7, 1977. Diamond and Murphy had no children together.

Neil has been caught cheating by his wife in the past, and his wife has threatened divorce.

I think that Murphy walked away from their 25 years of marriage with about $150 million.

14. Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy

Cost: $168 Million

Michael Jordan married his long-time girlfriend Juanita Jordan, who is a teacher and coach at New Mexico State University, in 1989, when he was still playing basketball for the Chicago Bulls.

Donald Trump was awarded a divorce from Marla Maples… with $23 million.

13. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Cost: $250 Million

The famous actor and Maria Shriver divorced after 25 years of marriage. The divorce was due to Maria Shriver’s infidelity. Despite her infidelity, Maria Shriver has tried to make the marriage work for the sake of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his family.

Maria filed for divorce after hearing the news that the former Mr. Olympia winner had an affair with their housekeeper.

She would have to give him the title to their home in Connecticut in exchange for custody of the children.

12. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Cost: $400 Million

With their divorce finalized in 2016, we all thought they were going to make it! However, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announce their divorce in 2016.

As the divorce process gets started, the couple will have to decide how to split their $500 million empire.

They have accumulated at least nine properties and a vast fine collection of jewellery, fine art, cars and vintage motorbikes. They’re currently going through their thirteenth divorce!

11. Robert Johnson and Sheila Crump Johnson

Cost: $400 Million

The longest marriage on the list is the Johnson’s who have been married for 33 years.

They married in 1969 and they co-founded Black Entertainment Television (BET), becoming the first African-American billionaire with a net worth of $6.4 billion.

The divorce came about after 5 years and $400 million when Sheila walked away from the marriage.

10. Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore

Cost: $425 Million

Their lawyers are saying that the couple have worked out a confidential settlement and that it’s close to half a million dollars.

The couple had been married for 26 years and decided to separate.

This is a huge financial burden to Mel so they needed a prenuptial agreement for the settlement to happen.

9. Craig and Wendy McCaw

Cost: $460 Million

The divorce from Craig McCaw was not pretty, and he went to court over money issues.

After selling his company, Craig had a net worth of well over $100 million, but the following year, he only had a net worth of $1,000,000.

Wendy and her lawyer, John Mabee, have reportedly agreed to a $460 million dollar settlement.

8. Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovlev

Cost: $604 Million

The tycoon’s wife, Elena Rybolovlev, announced their divorce in 2009 and said she would continue with her life as a single woman.

Several years later, and this was decided by the court, Dmitry had to pay his ex-wife, who left him, a sum of 4,800 billion dollars.

Then, after more talks, The final cost was just $300 million.

7. Steven and Elaine Wynn

Cost: $741 Million

One more thing, Steve Wynn is divorced from Elaine Wynn. He had to pay $741 million to the courts for the divorce.

This is actually the second time the couple is divorcing. They were married in 1963 – 1986.

The cost of buying a new Ferrari was the biggest contributor to the estimated $600 million divorce bill.

6. Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi

Cost: $874 Million

This man started from nothing, and he amassed a fortune worth hundreds of billions of dollars.

However, I believe that he ended up settling with his ex-wife for a total of $874 million.

J.K. Rowling, a married mom of three, had over $3 billion when she died.

The divorce filing of the Khashoggi family was one of the most expensive in the world.

5. Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall

Cost: $975 Million

One of the top energy execs in the world left his wife at least five times in 2012.

The $974.8 million cheque was a massive settlement for the divorcing couple, although the ex-husband was in a much better position to give it than the ex-wife. She only had about 4.8% of his total net worth.

The court had granted Sue £30,000 in damages from her ex-husband for causing her to lose her job and her pension.

4. Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Radić

Cost: $1.2 Billion

One of the most expensive divorces in history. The $1 billion divorce bill had a lot to do with Slavica’s ex-husband Gianni Infantino buying her half of the business empire that he built.

When Slavica’s settlement was finalized on November 11, 2011, she invested the entire amount in a portfolio of investments which yielded a return of over 3.0% a year.

She spent less than 6 months learning finance and investing.

You really put that into perspective.

3. Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv

Cost: $1.7 Billion

Rupert Murdoch married Maria Torv in 1981, they’ve been married 31 years and divorced in 1999.

They have agreed to a separation and are not giving much of a clue about any possible financial issues.

Rupert has already been married to two women. The first wedding was to a woman named Anna McEvoy, who was 15 years younger than him. They were in a relationship for a while and then she left him. The second one, Wendi, is just as old as him and she has been there from the beginning.

2. Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Wildenstein

Cost: $3.8 Billion

Wildenstein’s wife Jocelyn filed for divorce in 1999 and was awarded the $50,000 art collection she had brought to the marriage.

After 2 decades, the couple decided to part ways and officially announced their divorce today.

Jocelyn received $2.5 billion in up front money plus a further $100 million as a yearly retainer.

That means the bill could add up to $3.8 billion! Holy hell!!

1. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos

Cost: $68 Billion

The couple’s divorce filed in June 2016 has been worth $131 million.

He is the richest man in the world because he was the first person to introduce online shopping to the world.

released a statement saying that they have split and that things came to an end after a long period of “loving exploration and trial separation”.

Apparently the couple don’t have a prenuptial agreement, however, they live in one of nine states in America where residents are entitled to a 50/50 split of all marital assets.

The divorce of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos is by far the biggest and most expensive divorce in the world. It’s going to take some beating!


We decided to show our top 20 most expensive divorces in the world.

And there you have it. A few dozen words on the most expensive divorces in the world in the year 2018.

The question was, would we see the U.S. making the top 10, and we think we answered it in the affirmative.

It is a very distressing situation for everyone involved. However, if a divorce can be worked out amicably, in the true spirit of love and compassion, then it can have healing powers.

According to one study about the most expensive divorces in the world that looked at the 2010 settlement figures. The study found that there are 20 most expensive divorce settlements in the world. The settlements were all in excess of $2 million.

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