5 Biggest Celebrity Divorce Payouts

Celebrities make a lot of money. When they get divorced, their settlements are a lot larger than the average person’s. Here are the top 5 biggest celebrity divorce settlements.

5. Tiger Woods & Elin Nordengren – $100 Million

Part of the settlement requires Nordengren to keep quiet about Tiger’s numerous affairs, so what’s left of his reputation remains intact. Nordengren was also granted full legal custody of the couple’s 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son. Tiger will share physical custody.

4. Steven Spielberg & Amy Irving – $100 Million

This divorce was settled in 1989. The couple had a prenuptial agreement, but it was nullified because it was written on a napkin and was created without an attorney’s assistance. Both have remarried since the divorce.

3. Neil Diamond & Marcia Murphey – $150 Million

The pair married in 1969 and split in 1994 over “irreconcilable differences.” That means Murphey was awarded $5.5 million for every year the couple was together. After the settlement, Diamond said his wife was “worth every penny.”

2. Michael & Juanita Jordan – $168 Million

The Jordans married in 1989, early in Michael’s NBA career. A year following their marriage they signed a post-nuptial agreement that entitled Juanita to half of his fortune. They divorced in 2007.

1. Rupert & Anna Murdoch – $1.7 Billion

This 1999 divorce is known as the most expensive settlement ever. The couple split on good terms after a 30 year marriage, but Anna wanted to make sure her 3 sons (that she had with Rupert) weren’t pushed aside in the family trust.

 

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 5 Biggest Celebrity Divorce Payouts
Katie is a partner at Heimerl & Lammers, and heads the family law group at the firm. She represents clients in all areas of family law, from divorce mediations, to child custody disputes. Katie received her law degree from Hamline University. Katie lives in south Minneapolis with her husband and son. In her free time, she loves to cook and travel.