Divorces not just cause heart ache but it can also burn a huge hole in the pocket of the ex-husbands. In plenty of divorce settlements, the wife has been given hefty sums of money along with houses, cars and other forms of properties, especially in cases where the husbands were found cheating.
The gold diggers are also rumored to use divorces as a mean of climbing the social ladder. A list of the most infamously costly divorce settlements will enlighten you more regarding this.
Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein
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The divorce between Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein is one of the most talked about and expensive divorces in human history. A French business tycoon and billionaire Alec married Jocelyn Perisset in 1978. They also had a daughter. Hell broke free when Jocelyn found her husband in bed with a young Russian model. Following this event, Alec was jailed for threatening Jocelyn with a gun. As a result he was ordered by the court to give Jocelyn $2.5 billion and then pay $100 million for the next 13 years.
Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovlev
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Last year the very opulent Dmitry Rybolovlev divorced his wife Elena Rybolovlev. The Russian business baron had to pay his ex-wife $4.5 billions for the divorce settlement. Elena also bagged two homes in Switzerland as parting gifts awarded by court of law.
Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv
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Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv were married for 32 years and also had three children together. Anna was the second wife of Rupert, and they divorced in 1999. The divorce settlement amount was $1.7 billion. After 17 days of the divorce, Rupert married Wendi Deng. After 13 years of marital bliss, he divorced Deng with a settlement amount of $1.8 billion.
Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone
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The president of formula one racing Bernie Ecclestone also had to pay a hefty sum when he divorced his wife of 23 years, Slavica Ecclestone. In 2009, their divorce settlement amounted to something around $1.2 billions.
Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi
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Adnan Khashoggi, the Saudi billionaire was the man to hold the record of paying the biggest divorce settlement sum until recently. In 1974 he and his then wife Soraya had filed a divorce case. After a long battle Adnan gave Soraya $800 million to settle matters.
Divorces are made in hell and apart from being heart wrecking they are also expensive. The divorce settlements of rich people bear proof of this.