10 Priciest Divorces Ever

Think Tiger's paying a lot? He's still not tops
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2010 10:34 AM CDT
Michael Douglas exits Manhattan federal court with his ex-wife Diandra, following the sentencing of his son Cameron Douglas, Tuesday, April 20, 2010, in New York.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods’ reported $750 million divorce payout is big, but not big enough to top the Daily Beast's list of the 10 costliest divorces (it comes in second—a distant second):

  • Michael and Diandra Douglas: She walked away with half his fortune—$45 million—and could still get more. She’s suing for half his Wall Street 2 earnings, since it’s related to a movie he made while they were together.
  • James Cameron and Linda Hamilton: The $50 million she won in the divorce didn’t stop her from recently telling the Mail, “He was always a jerk.”

  • Madonna and Guy Ritchie: She apparently forgot to ask for a pre-nup…so he got anywhere from $76 million to $92 million.
  • Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving: They had a pre-nup…that was written on a napkin with no legal representation. Not surprisingly, she got it nullified…and ended up with $100 million.
  • Rupert and Anna Murdoch: In what has been called the most expensive divorce settlement in history, the newspaper mogul had to give his ex a whopping $1.7 billion—$110 million of it in cash.
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