The 10 Most Expensive Divorces of All Time


As folks speculate about whether Maria Shriver will officially divorce Arnold Schwarzenegger, there's one big thing on everyone's minds: The money. The former governator and action star Schwarzenegger once was quoted as saying "I've made many millions as a businessman many times over." And if the reports are true, he could lose many of those millions to his ex. Reports claim that Shriver stands to walk away with an estimated $200 million in a divorce settlement - while other sources claim it could be even more. While these numbers are nothing to sniff at, the final payday isn't close to some of the most expensive divorces of all time.

Thanks to and, we've found a list of the ten most expensive divorces of all time. Keep in mind, the numbers here are all estimates since no actual financial totals are ever officially released (and remember this list is subject to change given the sheer number of high-profile divorces happening regularly). Also, some high-priced divorces didn't crack the top ten lists. Madonna's divorce from Guy Richie, for example, is estimated at a paltry $90 million while Kevin Costner's divorce to Cindy Silva didn't make the list, despite it costing him a whopping $80 million. So if you're seeking divorce advice in Pasadena and worried about how expensive your divorce might be, remember it could always be worse.

#10 Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren= $100 million

#9 Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving = $100 million

#8 Greg Norman and Laura Andrassy = $103 million

#7 Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison = $118 million

#6 Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey = $150 million

#5 Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan = $ 168 million

#4 Roman Abramovich and Irina Abramovich = $300 million

#3 Craig McCaw and Wendy McCaw = $460 million

#2 Adnan Khashoggi and Soraya Khashoggi = $874 million

#1 Rupert Murdoch and Anna Murdoch = $1.7 billion