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A Look At Some High-Stake Divorces From Across The Globe


Divorce proceedings, particularly among high-profile individuals, often make headlines for their staggering financial settlements. Well, recently a very high-profile divorce in India that is making the headlines is of Raymond’s MD Gautam Singhania. Reportedly his estranged wife, Nawaz Modi Singhania has demanded 75% of his estimated $1.4 billion net worth. Well, this is the thing, these high-stake separations, entangled with immense wealth and assets, reveal the intricate and sometimes exorbitant costs of ending a marriage. With that, let’s delve into some of the most eye-watering and noteworthy high-profile divorces across the globe.

1. Jeff Bezos and Mackenzie Scott: The amount is approximately $38 billion. The divorce between Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and novelist Mackenzie Scott in 2019 stands as one of the most expensive in history. Mackenzie received a substantial stake in Amazon, instantly catapulting her to one of the wealthiest individuals globally.

2. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates: Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced their divorce in 2021 after 27 years of marriage. At the time of the divorce settlement in August 2021, Gates’ net worth was estimated at $152 billion. While the exact terms of the settlement were not publicly disclosed, it was widely speculated that Gates and French Gates would each receive approximately $76 billion, making it one of the largest divorce settlements in history.

3. Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Wildenstein: The estimated amount is around $3.8 billion. The divorce between art dealer Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Wildenstein in the late 1990s was notorious for its astronomical settlement. Jocelyn received a jaw-dropping amount, and the case gained notoriety for the lavish lifestyle it spotlighted.

4. Rupert Murdoch and Anna Murdoch: The estimated amount is around $1.7 billion. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his former wife Anna Murdoch’s divorce settlement in 1999 involved a massive fortune, reflecting the vast empire Murdoch had built through his media ventures.

5. Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall: The estimated amount is around $975 million. The divorce of oil magnate Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall was highly publicized, with the settlement initially exceeding $1 billion. The case showcased the complexities of dividing immense wealth accrued through business.


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