Divorces cost a pretty penny, no matter what your station is in life. When your net worth totals in the 10 figure+ range, you can expect to pay the GNP of a small developing nation for your uncoupling. Scraped from the headlines of reputable news sources and rags alike, here are the most costly divorces on the record books. Cringe, chortle or smirk as you read about people who’ve lost more in their divorce than most people have earned in their lives.
The King of Quirky British Crime Films vs. The Material Queen
Madonna and Guy Ritchie didn’t just collaborate on one of the worst movies ever made (“Swept Away”), they also made an indelible mark in the books of infamous divorces. Here’s an example of the wife having to pay the (ex) husband a settlement fee (an important moment in feminist history…maybe?). Mr. Ritchie finally earned his name, as he swaggered away from the Madge marriage with $92 million in his piggy bank. Even though their divorce took place in London, which typically favors a 50/50 spilt of assets, Ritchie held a modicum of self respect and didn’t try to fully sap the Voguer of her considerable, pop music funded fortune.
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