Most Expensive Breakups Ever: Bezos Tops List

Most Expensive Breakups Ever: Bezos Tops List

New rich list reveals the winners (and losers) from the most high-profile  breakups: So who are the most lucrative divorcees ever?

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  • reveals the biggest winners (and losers) when it comes to celebrity divorces
  • MacKenzie Bezos tops the list as the richest divorcee, walking away with a staggering $38 billion!
  • The top 5 richest divorcees are all women, each with divorce settlements worth over a billion dollars!

When it comes to marriage, 'what's mine is yours' is how the saying goes. But what about when it comes to divorce? With so many celebrity romances ending in divorce, and when there’s millions involved, things can get pretty ugly, fast!

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A new report by reveals the biggest divorce settlements, paid by Hollywood’s finest, to see who really got the most out of their marriage.

Mackenzie Bezos Crowned The Richest Divorcee

Mackenzie Bezos, the now ex-wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (aka the world’s richest man) is hailed the richest divorcée having walked away with a staggering $38 billion following their divorce. But she isn’t the only female to profit from the breakdown of her marriage!

Jocelyn Wildenstein, who split with Alec Wildenstein in 1999, received a huge $2.5 billion settlement, whilst media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s first ex-wife Anna Mann, reportedly received $1.7 billion.

The Top 20 Richest Divorcees

The top 20 richest divorcees can be seen below:

Whilst the divorces of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are not yet finalized, sources say Maria and Angelina could receive up to $250 million and $100 million respectively, which would also put them in the top 20 list.

It’s expensive business falling in love… well, for Hollywood’s finest it is.

Richest Divorcees

Full data can be seen here.

Methodology: conducted desk research into the most lucrative celebrity divorces.

Once the data was collected, ranked them based on the most expensive divorce settlements. From this they were able to create the list of the richest divorcées.




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