Most Expensive Divorces: Mel Gibson Divorce $500 Million

December 19, 2011 by staff 

Most Expensive Divorces: Mel Gibson Divorce $500 MillionMost Expensive Divorces: Mel Gibson Divorce $500 Million, Mel Gibson and ex-wife Robyn have settled their divorce case after years apart it appears, with everything finally being divided between them. TMZ reports, “Robyn Gibson’s lawyer, disso-queen Laura Wasser, appeared before the judge this morning and announced Mel and Robyn have reached full agreement on the terms of their divorce … in particular, the property settlement.” The question is, did Robyn walk away with $500 million?

The terms of Mel and Robyn’s divorce have long been discussed, given how massive his estate is and the fact that she is entitled to half his earnings under California law! Mel filed divorce papers in April of 2009, this after the couple had already been apart for years, but the divorce is just now being finalized. Was money the big hurdle?

Mel is worth to close to a billion dollars according to most reports, largely due to his investment in his film The Passion of the Christ. Beyond that, his 30 year Hollywood career has seen him star in numerous blockbuster films despite his recent personal troubles.

This is a list of the most expensive divorces known (in legal history) denominated in American dollars according to various media sources. The dollar amounts cited are not adjusted for inflation.
Rupert Murdoch’s divorce from Anna Murdoch; “the most expensive divorce in history” at $1.7 billion
Adnan Khashoggi’s divorce from Soraya Khashoggi; estimated at $874 million
Craig McCaw’s divorce from Wendy McCaw; estimated to exceed $460 million
Michael Jordan’s divorce from Juanita Jordan; estimated to exceed $150 million and was considered by Forbes Magazine to be “the most expensive celebrity divorce” in history, as of April 2007
Charles Edgar Fipke’s divorce from Marlene Fipke; estimated at $200 million
Neil Diamond’s divorce from Marcia Murphey; estimated at $150 million
Harrison Ford’s divorce from Melissa Mathison; estimated at $118 million
Greg Norman’s divorce from Laura Andrassy; estimated at $103 million ;
Tiger Woods’ divorce from Elin Nordegren; estimated at $100 million ;
Steven Spielberg’s divorce from Amy Irving; estimated at $100 million
Madonna’s divorce from Guy Ritchie; estimated at $90 million
Kevin Costner’s divorce from Cindy Silva; estimated at $80 million
Kenny Rogers divorce from Marianne Rogers; estimated at $60 million
James Cameron’s divorce from Linda Hamilton; estimated to exceed $50 million
Paul McCartney’s divorce from Heather Mills; estimated at $48.6 million
Michael Douglas’ divorce from Diandra Douglas; estimated at $45 million
Ted Danson’s divorce from Casey Coats; estimated at $30 million
Donald Trump’s divorce from Ivana Trump; estimated at $25 million
Lionel Richie’s divorce from Diane Richie; estimated at $20 million
Mick Jagger’s divorce from Jerry Hall; estimated between $15 and $25 million

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