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'Wealthiest Divorcee' Files for Bankruptcy

Patricia Kluge and husband have $46M in liabilities, says lawyer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2011 9:20 AM CDT

(Newser) – Patricia Kluge's downfall appears to be complete: The one-time billionaire divorcee and winemaker filed for personal bankruptcy protection this week, the New York Post reports. Kluge, a socialite and one-time pin-up girl, snagged a reported $1 billion in her 1990 divorce, along with a 45-room mansion. But the 62-year-old hosted too many extravagant parties for royalties and celebs, and ultimately couldn't make it as a vintner (Donald Trump bought her winery in April); she and her husband reportedly have liabilities of about $46 million. Click for more on Kluge's sad journey. (Read more Patricia Kluge stories.)

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