ByChandresh Dedhia, writer at

Divorce rarely makes economic sense at any income level, but as Woody Allen once said, “The heart wants what it wants.” Here, in reverse order, is a list of the 10 most expensive divorces in legal history (as determined by the estimated size of the settlement). This list is according to Reuters, CNBC and Forbes.

Roman and Irina Abramovich, $300 million

Robert and Sheila Johnson, $400 million

Mel and Robyn Gibson, $425 million

Craig and Wendy McCaw, $460 million

Steve Wynn and Elaine Pascal, $740 million

Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi, $850 million

Bernie and Slavica Ecclestone, $1.2 billion

Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv, $1.7 billion

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng, $1.8 billion

Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein, $3.8 billion


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