Ex-Wife Rejects $975M Personal Check From Billionaire Oilman Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm wrote his wife a check for $975 million amid divorce proceedings.

BySUSANNA KIM
January 7, 2015, 10:17 AM

— -- The ex-wife of an oil tycoon rejected a check he wrote for $975 million to settle their divorce.

Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm is worth more than $8 billion, according to Forbes. His former wife of 25 years, Sue Ann Arnall, an attorney and former executive at the company, rejected a check that was delivered to her legal team, his attorneys told media outlets Tuesday.

Hamm and Arnall reportedly both appealed the November divorce judgment that awarded her $1 billion. He said he already paid her $20 million during their divorce proceedings over two and a half years.

"Ms. Arnall, through her counsel, stated that they were rejecting the ... payment because Ms. Arnall did not want to risk the dismissal of her appeal by acceptance of the benefits," Hamm's attorney, Michael Burrage, told CNBC.

PHOTO: Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Hamm attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World, cocktail party at Jazz at Lincoln Center, April 24, 2012, in New York.
Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Hamm attend the TIME 100 Gala, TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World, cocktail party at Jazz at Lincoln Center, April 24, 2012, in New York.
Jemal Countess/TIME/Getty Images

Attorneys for Hamm declined to comment to ABC News.

An attorney for Arnall did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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