List of most expensive divorces

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This is a list of the most expensive divorces in legal history. Amounts are given in U.S. dollars, and are not adjusted for inflation, unless explicitly stated so as a separate figure.

Most expensive divorces[edit]

  • Jeff Bezos's divorce in 2019 from MacKenzie Bezos; is the most expensive divorce with MacKenzie Bezos getting $38 billion ($38 billion inflation adjusted).[1]
  • Alec Wildenstein's divorce in 1999 from Jocelyn Wildenstein; $3.8 billion ($5.8 billion inflation adjusted).[2][3]
  • Rupert Murdoch's divorce in 1999 from Anna; estimated at $1.7 billion ($2.6 billion inflation adjusted).[4]
  • Bernie Ecclestone's divorce in 2009 from Slavica; estimated at $1.2 billion ($1.4 billion inflation adjusted).[5][4]
  • Steve Wynn's divorce in 2010 from Elaine; estimated at $1 billion ($1.2 billion inflation adjusted).[4]
  • Harold Hamm's divorce in 2012 from Sue Ann Arnall; estimated at $974.8 million ($1.1 billion inflation adjusted).[6][4]
  • Adnan Khashoggi's divorce in 1980 after 20 years from Soraya Khashoggi; estimated at $874 million ($2.3 billion inflation adjusted).[7][4]
  • Tiger Woods' divorce in 2010 after 5 or 6 years from Elin Nordegren in August 2010; estimated at $710 million. ($832 million inflation adjusted)[8]
  • Dmitry Rybolovlev's divorce in 2014 after 26 or 27 years from Elena; estimated at $604 million ($651 million inflation adjusted).[4]
  • Craig McCaw's divorce in 1997 after 21 years from Wendy McCaw; estimated to exceed $460 million ($733 million inflation adjusted).[9]
  • Mel Gibson's divorce in 2006 after 26 years from Robyn Moore Gibson; estimated at $425 million ($539 million inflation adjusted).[10]
  • Robert L. Johnson's divorce in 2001 after 31 or 32 years from Sheila Johnson: estimated at $400 million ($569 million inflation adjusted).[11]
  • Roman Abramovich's divorce in 2007 after 15 or 16 years from Irina Abramovich; estimated at $300 million ($370 million inflation adjusted).[12]
  • Charles Edgar Fipke's divorce in 2000 from Marlene Fipke; estimated at $200 million ($297 million inflation adjusted).[13]
  • Invenergy's Michael Polsky's divorce from Maya Polsky, $184 million ($227 million inflation adjusted).[14]
  • Michael Jordan's divorce in 2006 after 16 or 17 years from Juanita Jordan, $168 million ($213 million inflation adjusted).[15]
  • Boris Berezovsky's divorce in 2010 after 18 or 19 years from Galina Besharova; estimated at $160 million ($188 million inflation adjusted).[16]
  • Neil Diamond's divorce in 1994 or 1995 after 24, 25, or 26 years from Marcia Murphey; estimated at $150 million ($259 or $252 million inflation adjusted).[17]
  • Frank McCourt's divorce in 2011 after 31 or 32 years from Jamie McCourt; estimated at $130 million ($148 million inflation adjusted).[18]
  • Harrison Ford's divorce in 2004 after 20 or 21 years from Melissa Mathison; estimated at $118 million ($160 million inflation adjusted).[19]
  • Greg Norman's divorce in 2007 after 25 or 26 years from Laura Andrassy; estimated at $103 million ($127 million inflation adjusted).[20]
  • Steven Spielberg's divorce in 1989 after 3 or 4 years from Amy Irving; estimated at $100 million ($206 million inflation adjusted).[21]
  • Madonna's divorce in 2008 after 7 or 8 years from Guy Ritchie; estimated at $76–$92 million ($90-$109 million inflation adjusted).[22]
  • Dr Khoo Kay Peng's divorce in 2017 after 46 or 47 years from Pauline Chai; estimated at $80 million ($83 million inflation adjusted).[23]
  • Kevin Costner's divorce in 1994 after 15 or 16 years from Cindy Silva; estimated at $80 million ($138 million inflation adjusted).[24]
  • Aga Khan IV's divorce in 2011 after 12 or 13 years from Inaara Aga Khan; estimated at $78 million ($89 million inflation adjusted).[25]
  • Kenny Rogers divorce in 1993 after 15 or 16 years from Marianne Rogers; estimated at $60 million ($106 million inflation adjusted).[26]
  • James Cameron's divorce in 1999 after 1 or 2 years from Linda Hamilton; estimated at $50 million ($77 million inflation adjusted).[27]
  • Paul McCartney's divorce in 2008 after 5 or 6 years from Heather Mills; estimated at $48.6 million ($58 million inflation adjusted).[28]
  • Phil Collins' divorce in 2008 for $45.7 million ($54 million inflation adjusted).[29]
  • Michael Douglas's divorce in 1995 after 17 or 18 years from Diandra Douglas; estimated at $45 million ($76 million inflation adjusted).[27]
  • Ewan McGregor divorce in 2020; half of his earnings over the past 20 years plus $432,000 per year spousal support and $180,000 per year child support.[30]
  • Ted Danson's divorce in 1993 after 15 or 16 years from Casey Coats; estimated at $30 million ($53 million inflation adjusted).[31]
  • Donald Trump's divorce in 1992 after 14 or 15 years from Ivana Trump; estimated at $25 million ($46 million inflation adjusted).[32]
  • Kelsey Grammer's divorce in 2011 after 13 or 14 years from Camille Grammer; estimated at $30 million ($34 million inflation adjusted).[33][34]
  • Lionel Richie's divorce in 2004 after 8 or 9 years from Diane Richie; estimated at $20 million ($27 million inflation adjusted).[27]
  • Johnny Carson's divorce in 1985 after 12 or 13 years from Joanna Holland; estimated at $20 million ($48 million inflation adjusted).[35]
  • Mick Jagger's common-law marriage to Jerry Hall was voided in 1999; estimated between $15 and $25 million ($23 and $38 million inflation adjusted).[27]
  • Slash (musician) of Guns N' Roses divorce in 2014 after 12 or 13 years from Perla Farrar; $6.6 million ($7 million inflation adjusted) plus $100,000 per month spousal support and $39,000 per month child support.[36]

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