Revealed: The Most Expensive Divorce Settlements

While Hollywood divorces are nothing new, the media's primary focus has always been the messy money matters... Some celebs lose their entire fortunes because of their shocking settlements. Find out who had to say goodbye to their lavish mansion as this list of notorious divorces makes you reconsider getting a prenuptial agreement! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Guy Ritchie and Madonna arrive at the world premiere of 'RocknRolla' at the Odeon cinema, Leicester Square on September 1, 2008 in London.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Guy Ritchie and Madonna arrive at the world premiere of 'RocknRolla' at the Odeon cinema, Leicester Square on September 1, 2008 in London.


20. Demi Moore and Bruce Willis - Settlement: $90 million

Demi and Bruce had one of the most public relationships and marriages for 11 years. From it, they also gained three lovely daughters. The divorce occurred in 2000, and saw Demi move on with Ashton Kutcher and $90 million extra in her pocket! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore photographed for a NEW YORK FILM PREMIERE.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore photographed for a NEW YORK FILM PREMIERE.


19. Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein - Settlement $2.5 billion

Jocelyn Wildenstein, who spent around $2 million on her array of plastic surgeries, certainly had a few more dollars to spend after she gained $2.5 billion from her ex-husband Alec Wildenstein. The French businessman didn't settle quickly at first but soon realized it would not win the battle.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jocelyn Wildenstein discusses her new engagement to Lloyd Klein at Baccarat Hotel on August 5, 2017 in New York City.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Jocelyn Wildenstein discusses her new engagement to Lloyd Klein at Baccarat Hotel on August 5, 2017 in New York City.


18. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - Settlement: $400 million

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's divorce left Hollywood shattered, but it also saw a lot of money flying around. Not only did Angelina want full custody of their kids, but she may have racked up a reported $400 million in legal fees. This will fall on both her and her former husband's shoulders. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of "By the Sea" at the 2015 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of "By the Sea" at the 2015 AFI Fest at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on November 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California.


17. Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv - Settlement: $1.2 billion

The seemingly perfect couple who were together for 32 years called it quits back in 1999. They held the record for the most extravagant divorce settlement. Rupert had to relinquish $1.2 billion to his former wife, Anna Maria. She walked away from the marriage, a very wealthy woman. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Rupert Murdoch and Anna Murdoch during a Benefit Staged by Arman Hammer at World Financial Center in New York City, New York, United States in 1998.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Rupert Murdoch and Anna Murdoch during a Benefit Staged by Arman Hammer at World Financial Center in New York City, New York, United States in 1998.


16. Adnan Khashoggi and Soraya Khashoggi - Settlement: $874 million

The Saudi Arabian billionaire, Adnan Khashoggi, used to be one of the world's richest men. He tied the knot with a 20-year-old Soraya Khashoggi, but little did he know just how much his young bride would cost him. When the divorce was through, Soraya received $874 million! 

Image Credit: Getty Images /Adnan Khashoggi with wife Soraya at UNESCO Gala in Neuss, Germany, 1996.

Image Credit: Getty Images /Adnan Khashoggi with wife Soraya at UNESCO Gala in Neuss, Germany, 1996.


15. Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey - Settlement: $150 million

The world beloved musician Neil Diamond lost half of his fortune after his divorce. His earnings stood at about $300 million before the split, and then his wife, Marcia Murphy, walked away with $150 million after 25 years years of marriage. Neil said the following about his divorce, "I assume a lot of responsibility for what went wrong..." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Neil Diamond and wife Marcia circa 1981 in New York City.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Neil Diamond and wife Marcia circa 1981 in New York City.


14. Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving - Settlement: $100 million

This star-studded couple called it quits in 1994, and Amy gained $1000 million from the settlement. She made her views about being married to Steven very clear when she expressed, "There were certain things expected of me that definitely weren't me. One of my problems is that I'm very honest and direct. You pay the price for that." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Amy Irving and husband Steven Spielberg, film director, stand together at the premier of Irving's miniseries, "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna", on December 3, 1986.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actress Amy Irving and husband Steven Spielberg, film director, stand together at the premier of Irving's miniseries, "Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna", on December 3, 1986.


13. James Cameron and Linda Hamilton - Settlement: $50 million

He is the man behind Terminator and Titanic, but it seems his own love life hit an iceberg when he split from Linda Hamilton. The duo had worked together in the industry and actually met on set one of his films. However, when rumors of his unfaithfulness surfaced, Linda took $50 million and went her own way. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Portrait of married couple, director James Cameron and actress Linda Hamilton, as they pose together at the Beverly Hilton Hotel during the 55th Golden Globe Awards.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Portrait of married couple, director James Cameron and actress Linda Hamilton, as they pose together at the Beverly Hilton Hotel during the 55th Golden Globe Awards.


12. Heidi Klum and Seal - Settlement: $50 million

Supermodel and TV host, Heidie Klum wed her night in shining armor with the sultry voice years ago, but sadly, her union with singer Seal only lasted seven years. They called it off in 2012, expressing, "While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching, we have decided to separate."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Seal and Heidi Klum arrive at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party held at Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Seal and Heidi Klum arrive at the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party held at Pacific Design Center on February 27, 2011 in West Hollywood.

The pair continued to say nice things about one another, including that "[they], have had the deepest respect for one another." But this shared respect could not prevent a pretty hefty divorce settlement. It is reported that Seal gained at least $50 million from his dazzling ex. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / America's Got Talent - Season 12, "Judge Cuts" Episode 1211 -- Pictured: (l-r) Seal, Heidi Klum.

Image Credit: Getty Images / America's Got Talent - Season 12, "Judge Cuts" Episode 1211 -- Pictured: (l-r) Seal, Heidi Klum.


11. Adele and Simon Konecki: Settlement - Reportedly $90 million

The Grammy-winning struck up a relationship with Simon Konecki in 2011. Five years later, they wed in an intimate ceremony with the world only hearing of the marriage in 2017 when she said, "Grammys, I appreciate it. The Academy, I love you. My manager, my husband, and my son—you're the only reason I do it."

Image Credit: Getty Images / Adele and Simon Konecki attend The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Adele and Simon Konecki attend The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

They shared the sad news of their split in 2019 as Adele tried to keep everything a top-secret. The figure which was settled on is reported to be around $90 million, but the star has never confirmed this and probably won't anytime soon. The $90 million is more or less half of Adele's $182 million fortune. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Adele (R) and Simon Konecki attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Adele (R) and Simon Konecki attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.


10. Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison - Settlement: $85 million 

The actor and screenwriter said their first hellos back in 1979 and tied the knot four years later. Sadly they called it quits in 2000 with Harrison Ford moving on swiftly. The couple's statement read, "We sincerely hope that we can work out our differences." They could, however, not work things out and split in 2004, settling on $85 million.  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison  at Amnesty International USA 2nd Annual Media Spotlight Award.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison at Amnesty International USA 2nd Annual Media Spotlight Award.


9. Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva - Settlement: $80 million

Kevin and his partner, Cindy, were happily married for 16 years and actually started out their union as college sweethearts! Sadly they called things off because of Kevin's wandering eyes and his over-commitment to the film industry. Kevin once said, "I've either got to quit doing them or quit the movie business." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Kevin Costner and wife Cindy Costner attend the "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" Westwood Premiere on June 10, 1991.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Kevin Costner and wife Cindy Costner attend the "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" Westwood Premiere on June 10, 1991.

It turns out Kevin Costner chose movies and the Hollywood industry over his wife, Cindy. She did walk away with a pretty grand package of $80 million. Their divorce was finalized in 1994, and Kevin moved on swiftly. We're pretty sure Cindy is doing great as well! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Kevin Costner and wife Cindy Costner attend the 43rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on March 16, 1991 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Kevin Costner and wife Cindy Costner attend the 43rd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards on March 16, 1991 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.


8. Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos - Settlement: $38 billion

The successful Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, goes down in history as the highest divorce settler! Coming in at a whopping $38 billion, MacKenzie Bezos is now one of America's richest women! She split for her famous husband after 25 years of marriage. We're pretty sure she's been financially stable since this split. 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (L) and MacKenzie Bezos attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (L) and MacKenzie Bezos attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.


7. Mel Gibson and Robyn Gibson - Settlement: $425 million

Sadly one of Hollywood's most loved directors, Mel Gibson, split from his wife Robyn after 31 years of marriage. Mel was $425 million poorer after the settlement. But wait, there's more. The star has to share $850 million worth of assets with Robyn as well as a pretty lavish mansion, ouch! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Mel Gibson (right) and wife Robyn arrive at The 69th Annual Academy Awards.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Mel Gibson (right) and wife Robyn arrive at The 69th Annual Academy Awards.


6. Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy - Settlement: $168 million

The Chicago Bulls basketball legend might have made his name and fortune on the courts, but he lost a lot of his money in court. The pair went their separate ways in 2006 and seemed to part on amicable terms. While there was no bad blood, Juanita still got a pretty sweet deal of $168 million.  

Image Credit: Getty Images / Basketball player Michael Jordan and wife Juanita Vanoy attend the "2000 Essence Awards" on April 14, 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Basketball player Michael Jordan and wife Juanita Vanoy attend the "2000 Essence Awards" on April 14, 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York.


5. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren - Settlement: $110 million

Who can forget the massive Tiger Woods cheating scandal? This was the life-altering moment that made everything come crashing down for Woods. His former wife, Elin Nordegren, left him in 2010 because of his infidelity. She walked away with a broken heart and $110 million. 

Image Credit: Getty Images /  Tiger Woods of USA poses with his wife Elin Nordegren at The Welcome Dinner after the first official practice day of the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club on September 19, 2006.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Tiger Woods of USA poses with his wife Elin Nordegren at The Welcome Dinner after the first official practice day of the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club on September 19, 2006.


4. Madonna and Guy Ritchie - Settlement: $76 million 

This multi-million dollar settlement happened to everyone's surprise in 2008. The A-list couple, which consisted of singing sensation Madonna and her film director husband, decided to divorce after being married for less than eight years. Why did they call it quits?

Image Credit: Getty Images / Singer Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie attend the premiere of "Che" during the 61st Cannes Film Festival.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Singer Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie attend the premiere of "Che" during the 61st Cannes Film Festival.

Guy felt like he was in a soap opera living alongside his wife. Madonna had her own views, saying that their love frazzled out. She paid Guy millions for this "loss of romance," which she explained as follows, "time goes by, and you share a life, you have children, and there are cracks in the veneer. It's not as romantic as it used to be." 

Image Credit: Getty Images / Madonna and Guy Ritchie arrive at Harry's, Mayfair on March 18, 2008 in London, England.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Madonna and Guy Ritchie arrive at Harry's, Mayfair on March 18, 2008 in London, England.


3. Kenny Rogers and Marianne Gordon - Settlement: $60 million

The country singer has a record amount of breakups behind him, having been at the divorce court five times. His most expensive split cost him a whopping $60 million, which he gave over to his ex,-Marianne Gordon. The pair called it quits back in 1993.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Musician Kenny Rogers and wife Marianne Gordon attend the NBC Fall TCA Press Tour on July 29, 1991.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Musician Kenny Rogers and wife Marianne Gordon attend the NBC Fall TCA Press Tour on July 29, 1991.


2. Michael Douglas and Diandra Luker - Settlement: $45 million

The Oscar award-winning actor wed Diandra Luker, who was related to an Australian diplomat. Diandra was only nineteen years old when she made this choice, unaware of how things would pan out. The duo separated in 1995, and Diandra gained half of Douglas' net worth, which was $90 million at the time! 

Image Credit: Getty Images / American actor Michael Douglas with his wife Diandra at the American Cinematheque's Eighth Annual Moving Picture Ball in Los Angeles, California, 29th September 1993.

Image Credit: Getty Images / American actor Michael Douglas with his wife Diandra at the American Cinematheque's Eighth Annual Moving Picture Ball in Los Angeles, California, 29th September 1993.


1. Kelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer - Settlement: $30 million

The Real Housewives star, Camille, requested her divorce form the acclaimed Kelsey Grammer in 2013. They have been together for 13 years, and while they did face drama, fans were still pretty shocked. The couple split their valued assets in the marriage evenly, walking away with $30 million each

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Kelsey Grammer (R) and Camille Grammer arrive at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on September 16, 2007.

Image Credit: Getty Images / Actor Kelsey Grammer (R) and Camille Grammer arrive at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on September 16, 2007.

Wow, money certainly makes a mess when love stories go wrong in Hollywood! Whose settlement shocked you the most? Leave us a comment, and be sure to click the share button! 

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