It seems like Elin Nordegren has hit the divorce jackpot: her divorce settlement, rumored to be around $750 million (a number that several pundits questioned Thursday night) would definitely put her up there with the big girls in the world of massively huge arrangements. But even if that sky-high number turned out to be accurate, Elin’s payout wouldn’t be the biggest settlement of all time—not by a long shot. Behold: the top three biggest divorce settlements of all time.
3. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, $750 million.
At number three, we’re still talking about a lot of money. The rumored settlement is not without stipulations however. Apparently, Tiger is buying her silence and Elin is never allowed to speak out about his affairs. Which, I’m sure she wasn’t dying to talk about anyway.
2. Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi, $874 million
Adnan, Saudi businessman and one time arms dealer, was married to Soraya for 13 years before the two decided to go it alone. The marriage—and divorce—was allegedly pretty tumultuous and Soraya was originally seeking $2.54 billion from her ex. She didn’t too badly for herself in the end, when the couple settled out of court.
1. Rupert and Anna Murdoch, $1.7 billion
Yup, that’s right. Billion. The media mogul parted with over a billion dollars worth of assets and cash when he and his wife of 30-years split. Although the divorce started off amicable, it quickly dissolved into messy proceedings. Only 17 days after the divorce was finalized, Rupert married the then-30-year-old Wendi Deng, who Anna claims was involved with Rupert before the split.
One alleged mistress and she got $1.7 billion? I’m sure Tiger’s hoping Elin doesn’t hear about that one.