Bernie & Slavica Ecclestone – $1 Billion
For 23 years, British billionaire Bernie Ecclestone was wed to Slavica, an international model from Croatia. Despite having a 28-year age gap and a clear language barrier at the outset of their relationship, the couple’s love remained strong for many years, during which time they produced two children.
The two, however, divorced since love (and money) weren’t enough to keep them together. In order to negotiate the divorce settlement, they both engaged divorce lawyers in 2009. While all was going on, Slavica made off with $1 billion in cash.
Alec & Jocelyn Wildenstein – $2.5 Billion
Jocelyn Perisse first met billionaire businessman Alec Wildenstein while she was a visitor at Kenya’s Ol Jogi Ranch. Jocelyn received $2.5 billion in addition to $100 million annually for 13 years as part of their massive divorce settlement after they were married in 1978 and divorced 21 years later. Media outlets covered their two-year divorce process extensively.
The pair is well known for having undergone considerable cosmetic surgery, particularly Jocelyn who had catlike characteristics to fulfill Alec’s fantasies. The judge said Jocelyn could not utilize the money for cosmetic surgery during the divorce settlement. He made a wise decision there.
Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison – $118 Million
Harrison Ford, the legendary actor best known as Hans Solo from Indiana Jones, was married to his second wife, screenwriter Melissa Mathison, for 17 years before their union ended in 2004. Malcolm and Georgia, their two children, were born to the couple.
Even though Harrison Ford has a net worth of over $240 million, their $118 million divorce deal seems a little high. Still, we’re confident he’s recovered because five of his movies are among the 30 highest-grossing movies of all time.
Craig McCaw & Wendy Petrak – $450 Million
Craig McCaw, the company’s founder, was able to sell McCaw Cellular to AT&T for approximately $12 billion. After 21 years of marriage, he and California newspaper publisher Wendy Petrak separated in 1995. This indicates that his marriage to Wendy Petrak wasn’t as successful.
Given that she walked away from her divorce with $450 million, she must have had a persuasive divorce lawyer. With a net worth of over $1 billion, Craig is no longer among the 400 richest Americans, but we strangely don’t feel too awful about it.
Donald & Ivana Trump – $25 Million
The fact that Donald Trump, the current president of the United States, has wed three times is no secret. At the age of 30, the former businessman and TV personality wed Czech beauty Ivana Zelnková. They have three kids together: Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. After Ivana learned that Donald was having an affair with actress Marla Maples, the two decided to get divorced in 1992. Their divorce received a lot of media coverage and appeared on the front covers of 11 consecutive New York tabloid newspapers.
The subsequent year, Donald wed Marla (which also ended in divorce six years later). Ivana’s autobiography, Raising Trump, was published in 2017. In it, she discusses her background and the early years of raising kids with Donald.