Divorce Has a Hefty Price Tag for Celebrities, Billionaires

After the divorce, Crump became the first African-American female billionaire, though she is currently worth $400 million. In 2005, she married Hon. William T. Newman Jr., the judge who presided over her famous divorce.

Roman and Irina Abramovich -- $300 million

Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire turned Chukotka governor and owner of the Chelsea soccer club, reached a divorce settlement with ex-wife Irina in 2007, leaving her with $300 million and at least four homes in the UK.

Roman Abramovich, who made his fortune in oil in the 1990s and later bought large stakes in steel and mining, and his wife, Irina, a former airline stewardess, were married for 15 years and had five children together.

Rumors of a troubled marriage first emerged in 2005 when the self-made billionaire was seen out with model Daria Dhukova, the UK's Telegraph reported. The Abramovich divorce was finalized in Russia, a move that experts say saved Roman millions. Irina Abramovich reportedly consulted divorce lawyers in the UK, where under British law, she would have been entitled to half of her husband's assets.

In 2008, Forbes named RomanAbramovich the world's 15th wealthiest man with a fortune worth $23.5 billion.

Michael and Juanita Jordan -- $168 million

Considered the greatest basketball star of all time, Michael Jordan also holds the title of costliest divorce in entertainment history. Jordan and his wife of 17 years, Juanita, reached a $168 million divorce settlement in 2007.

The couple filed for divorce in 2006, citing irreconcilable differences. The former Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards player met his wife at a Chicago restaurant in 1989. Together, they had three children. Juanita first filed for divorce in 2002, but the couple reconciled a month later.

In 2009, Forbes reported Jordan's worth at $525 million, making him the fourth wealthiest African American in the country.

But Jordan's payout may soon be trumped by actor Mel Gibson's split from wife, Robyn. The Gibsons agreed to seal their divorce financial records, with Robyn Gibson expected to receive half of Mel's nearly $1 billion worth, People magazine reported in June.

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey -- $150 million

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond didn't just make hit records, he also broke them: Diamond gave wife Marcia Murphey $150 million as part of their divorce settlement, the biggest celebrity divorce settlement at the time.

Diamond married Murphey, a television production assistant, in 1969 before making it big with his first gold record, "Touching You, Touching Me."

Murphey filed for divorce in 1994, citing irreconcilable differences. She ended up with half of Diamond's fortune, roughly $5.5 million for each of the 25 years the couple was together. Diamond later said Murphey was "worth every penny," Forbes reported.

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving -- $100 million

Prenuptial agreements seem to be a necessity in most celebrity marriages these days. Director Steven Spielberg and his first wife, Amy Irving, reportedly had a prenuptial agreement scribbled on a napkin.

But when the couple, who met when Irving auditioned for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," divorced in 1989, Irving was able to contest the prenup and walked away with $100 million, half of Spielberg's fortune at the time. According to Forbes, Spielberg and Irving had the third-costliest Hollywood divorce. The marriage lasted for four years and produced a son, Max Samuel.

Spielberg, who is now worth $3 billion, married actress Kate Capshaw in 1991.

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