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