The Most Expensive Divorces In History

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos break up
Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos break up

Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie have agreed on a record-breaking divorce settlement worth an estimated $36 billion.

MacKenzie Bezos will keep a 4 percent stake in Amazon and give up her interests in the Washington Post and space travel firm Blue Origin. The deal dwarfs the previous biggest divorce when Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein settled for $3.8 billion.

For a period of time, it looked like that divorce settlement would be surpassed when Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovleva parted ways.

Elena Rybolovleva was awarded $4.5 billion but this was reduced to “just” $604 million after an appeal. Using data from Business Insider to show the biggest divorce settlements in history.

 

The Most Expensive Divorces In History

RankCouplesSettlement
1Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos$36 Billion
2Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein$3.8 Billion
3Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv$1.7 Billion
4Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Radic $1.2 Billion
5Steve and Elaine Wynn$1.0 Billion
6Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall $975 Million
7Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi$874 Million
8Dmitry and Elena Rybolovlev$604 Million
9Craig and Wendy McCaw$460 Million
10Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore $425 Million