17.Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey : Estimated $150 million (1994)
16.Samathur Li Kin-Kan and Florence Tsang-Chiu-wing: Estimated $157 million (2011)
Samathur Li Kin-Kan is a property tycoon and Hong Kong billionaire who divorced his wife because she refused to get an abortion. The settlement was the largest in Asian history.
15.Boris Berezovsky and Galina Besharova: Estimated $160 million (2010)
Boris Berezovsky was originally a teacher, earning only £60 a month, but he later became one of Russia's most elite. He married Galina Besharova in 1991, but the couple divorced in 2010.
14.Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy: Estimated $168 million (2006)
13.Michael Polsky and Maya Polsky: Estimated $184 million (2007)
In 1976, Michael and Maya Polsky moved to America with only $500 in their pockets. After 31 years of marriage, Maya divorced Michael, the founder of Invenergy LLC.
12.Charles Edgar Fipke and Marlene Fipke: Estimated $200 million (2000)
11.Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver: Estimated between $250 and $375 million (2011)
10.Roman Abramovich and Irina Malandina: Estimated $300 million (2006)
9.Robert Johnson and Sheila Crump: Estimated $400 million (2003)
Robert and Sheila Johnson are co-founders of BET, and they just happened to be married from 1969-2002. Robert became the first African American billionaire, so when the couple divorced, Sheila received a large sum of the fortune... $400 million worth.
8.Mel Gibson and and Robyn Moore: Estimated $425 million (2006)
7.Craig McCaw and Wendy Petrak: Estimated $460 million (1997)
Craig McCaw earned his fortune as the founder of McCaw Cellular, which was sold to AT&T for a reported $11.5 billion in the early 90s. He married Wendy Petrak in 1974, but the couple split in 1997.
6.Steve Wynn and Elaine Pascal: Estimated $740 million (2010)
5.Adnan Khashoggi and Soraya Khashoggi: Estimated $850 million (1982)
4.Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Ecclestone: Estimated $1.2 billion (2009)
3.Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv: Estimated $1.7 billion (1998)
2.Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng: Estimated $1.8 billion (2013)
1.Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Perisse: Estimated $2.5 billion (1997)
Alec Wildenstein inherited billions from his famous art-dealing family. When his wife, Jocelyn Wildenstein, walked in on Alec and his 19-year-old secret lover, only 42 years his junior, Jocelyn decided to call things off. Jocelyn received $2.5 billion in the divorce settlement and $100 million every year for 13 years after.
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