High profile break ups cause as much sensation as high profile hookups. Various divorce cases where millions of dollars in fortunes are split between the estranged couple have forever made it to the headlines. Usually, those involved in the proceedings try to avoid making any comment about the settlements made. But not billionaire Steve Wynn. In fact, the Las Vegas casino tycoon claims that his divorce with ex-wife Elaine Wynn is the most expensive in history! The Wynn’s evenly split their 38 percent stake in Wynn Resorts Ltd, and Elaine walked away with stock valued at a whopping $955 million!
Other high profile divorces that come close to the billion-dollar split between the Wynn’s are as follows:
Rupert Murdoch, Australia’s media mogul, apparently paid $1.7 billion to ex-wife Anna when they divorced in 1999.
Hollywood star, Mel Gibson and his wife Robyn are reportedly still to reach a settlement. The couple is reportedly working on an amicable division of the couple’s fortune that is estimated to be around $900million, most of which is tied up in the real estate. The couple will operate their production company Icon in partnership after the divorce is complete.
Former General Electric chairman Jack Welch who divorced his second wife, Jane, in 2002, reportedly split their shared fortune estimated at $800million.
Owner of Los Angeles Dodgers, Frank McCourt, is still in a fierce divorce battle with his estranged wife, Jamie. Reportedly, Frank wants to pay Jamie $150,000 a month, but she claims she requires at least $1million per month given the fees of her lawyers and to maintain her lifestyle, including a $27 million Los Angeles compound next to the Playboy Mansion. Jamie was also the Dodgers team’s chief executive until last year and wants a half share in the $800 million teams.
Although Steve Cohen and his wife Patricia divorced 20 years ago, Patricia has filed a lawsuit claiming that her former husband cheated her out of “a substantial, if not controlling, interest in SAC Capital,” Cohen’s $13 billion hedge fund. Patricia is reportedly asking for $300million.
Until another couple decides to say goodbye, we leave you mulling over this list.