‘Marriages are made in heaven and performed on earth’, we have been listening to this saying right from the innocent age of our childhood. There is no denying in the fact that marriages are made in heaven and performed on earth, but one thing that needs to be added after this sentence is that apart from being performed here in material world marriages are broken of the earth only. Every couple gets married promising they would never fall apart, even then thousands of marriages all around the world come to an end every day. Some of broken marriages become talk of the torn and attract global media. This happens not because a couple is falling apart but for the very simple reason that every one of us shows their curiosity to know how many dollars someone is getting from the separation. Here is a list that mentions The Top 10 Most Expensive Divorces in the World. Let’s have a look!
List of 10 Most Expensive Divorce Settlements
|Rank||Divorced Couple||Settlement Amount|
|1||Roman and Irina Abramovich||$300 million|
|2||Michael and Juanita Vanoy Jordan||$168 million|
|3||Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphy||$150 Million|
|4||Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving||$100 million|
|5||Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison||$85 million|
|6||Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva||$80 million|
|7||James Cameron and Linda Hamilton||$50 million|
|8||Michael and Diandra Douglas||$45 million|
|9||Ted Danson and Casey Coates||$30 million|
|10||Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall||$25 million|
Top Ten Most Expensive Divorce Settlements
The biggest divorces that involved lot of money has been listed by us. The divorce settlements involves businessman, movie stars, singers, models and celebrities from different spheres.
10. Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
Mick Jagger and supermodel Jerry Hall were never considered to be married. Their so called marriage was performed in a small ceremony in Bali. This marriage had no legal status. Their relationship came to an end after 21 years. They had 4 children. In the year of 1999 Hall filed for divorce asking for a $50 million settlement, though she got a reported $25 million.
9. Ted Danson and Casey Coates
Ted Danson married his first wife Casey Coates in the year of 1976. Their relationship came to an end with a divorce in the year of 1992. It is believed that Danson’s intimate relationship with a co-star led to the divorce.
8. Michael and Diandra Douglas
Actor and Producer Michael Douglas tied nuptial knot with Diandra in 1977. After 20 years of marriage Diandra filed for divorce. The divorce settlement was around $45 million. Soon after divorce Douglas married Catherine Zeta-Jones.
7. James Cameron and Linda Hamilton
Well-known director James Cameron and actress Linda Hamilton came into a relationship in the year of 1991. The couple ties the nuptial knot in the year of 1997 and soon after had their first baby. Their marriage lasted only for 17-months, 8 of which they were separated. Hamilton divorced Cameron and walked away with $50 million, half the revenue of the classic box-office hit Titanic.
6. Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva
In the year of 1994 Costner brought his 16-year marriage an end. Both met while studying at California State University at Fullerton. It is reported that Costner’s infidelity was the reason that led to their melt down.
5. Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison
The relationship between actor Harrison Ford and wife Melissa Mathison came to an end in the year of 2004 when they divorced each other after 18 years of marriage. Mathison received a whopping $85 million settlement. She also claimed a share of all future earnings on movies he made while the couple was together.
4. Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
After 4 years of marriage and one child, actress Amy Irving and famous director Steven Spielberg brought their sour relationship to an end. Irving contested in the court and in the end Spielberg settled with her for $100 million.
3. Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphy
Well-known singer Neil Diamond and his second wife Marcia Murphy brought their marriage to an end with divorce in the year of 1994. The couple decided to apart their ways after 33 years long marriage.
2. Michael and Juanita Vanoy Jordan
The couple came closer on a blind date in the year of 1984. They gave their relationship a name in the year of 1989. In the year of 2002 Michael and Juanita Jordan filed for the first divorce but reconciled shortly after. Again, in the year of 2006 they filed for divorce, and finally brought their relationship to an end.
1. Roman and Irina Abramovich
Roman Abramovich, now the richest man in Russia was once living with his family in a small flat. In the years of 1990 Abramovich met Irina, who soon became his second wife. After 17 years of marriage the couple parted their ways.