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List: Top Ten Most Expensive Divorces

Date: August 2010

Source: Daily Telegraph newspaper

Base: All reported divorce settlements (some estimation involved!).

Notes: The divorce of Rupert and Anna Murdoch was the most expensive reported divorce settlement as of August 2010, with Anna receiving some US$1.7 billion after 32 years of marriage. Tiger Woods divorce from Elin Nordegren (in 2010) was rumoured to be about the US$100 million mark but details have been kept under wraps.

Rank

Couple

Settlement (US$)

1

Rupert and Anna Murdoch

1.7 billion

2

Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi

874 million

3

Craig and Wendy McCaw

460 million

4

Roman and Irina Abramovich

300 million

5

Michael and Maya Polsky

184 million

6

John 'Jack' Welch and Jane Beasley

180 million

7

Michael and Juanita Jordan

168 million

8

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey

150 million

9

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

100 million

10

John and Beverly Charman

95 million

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