Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Expensive celebrity Divorces

Here is the list of high profile very expensive celebrity divorces

John and Beverly Charman
Multi-millionaire businessman and an insurance magnate, John Charman, had been ordered to pay his former wife, Beverly Charman, 48 million pound ($97 million) after 27 years of marriage. It is the biggest divorce award in British legal history.

Michael Jordan and Junaita Vanoy
Michael Jordan, the basketball superstar, had to shell out $168 million to get divorce from his ex-wife, Juanita Vanoy, after 17 years of togetherness.

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey
Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond settled an estimated $150 million to Marcia Murphey, whom he married in 1969. They divorced in 1996. Diamond later said Murphey, his second wife, was 'worth every penny.

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg's first marriage, to actress Amy Irving, ended in 1989 with his ex-spouse awarded roughly half of the filmmaker's fortune, about $100 million.

Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison
Movie star Harrison Ford has reportedly paid his second wife, Melissa Mathison, a whopping $85 million in a record-breaking divorce settlement.

Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva
Screen star Kevin Costner had an estimated $80 million settlement obtained by his first spouse, Cindy Silva, whose 16-year marriage to the actor spanned his peak earning years.

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
When Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman parted in 2001 it was reported that, in dividing up their reputed fortune of $350 million, Kidman got $4.3 million, a five-bedroom mansion in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles and a house in Sydney, Australia.