Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces

July 5, 2011 By:
Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces

Now that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have filed for divorce, this high profile divorce could cost the former Governor quite a pretty penny.

Arnold is worth $500-750 million and is required to give half of what he earned during the marriage to Maria according to California law. However, it’s being reported that since Arnold “feels bad” about the break-up he is reportedly going to give Maria more than half that amount.

It’s no coincidence the divorce settlement is coming at the same time Maria is being asked to pen a tell-all memoir. You say divorce settlement? We say hush money.

Currently, Michael Jordan’s divorce from wife Juanita Jordan is considered the most expensive celebrity divorce by Forbes magazine when Jordan had to pay up $168 million after 17 years of marriage. That’s almost 10 million a year just to be someone’s wife! However, Mel Gibson’s divorce might beat out Jordan’s expensive divorce.

Mel Gibson’s divorce from his estranged wife of 28 years still hasn’t been finalized. But without a prenup, Robyn Gibson could be entitled to half of his net worth, which is almost a billion dollars. Mel Gibson’s might become the most expensive divorce of all time. I would have divorced Mel Gibson for free. Just Sayin'.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie split in 2008 and because Madonna is the breadwinner in the relationship, she had to shell out $90 Million to her former hubby.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren had a public and scandalous divorce, but it’s Elin who’s going to be laughing all the way to the bank. Tiger may have been busy plowing his golf club in other women's greener pastures, but in their divorce settlement, Elin walked away with $100 Million dollars.