from Felix Richter, Statista.com
by Niall McCarthy
Breaking up tends to be difficult, even more so if you’re super wealthy.
2014 saw the most expensive divorce in history when Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovleva parted ways in May. The scale of the divorce settlement between the Russian-born Monégasque businessman and his wife? An astonishing $4.5 billion!
What about other expensive divorces down through the years? Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Perisse’s divorce in 1999 came in at about $2.5 billion, placing it second on the list. Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng divorced in 2013 with a mammoth $1.8 billion settlement – the third costliest divorce in history. Interestingly, Murdoch was also involved in the fifth costliest divorce back in 1999 when Anna Maria Torv received a settlement of $1.2 billion.
This chart shows the estimated value of the ten most expensive divorces.
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