16 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces

Posted by PZ on November 26th, 2010

Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall – $15 to $25 million
Texan supermodel Jerry Hall with her rock star boyfriend Mick Jagger, 1984. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

While celebrity divorces are quite frequent, these days pre-nups are usually put in place before the couple blissfully wed (and then split a few months later) – but some celebrity divorces end in huge settlements, worth millions. Here is a look at some of the most expensive celebrity divorces ever – from Michael Jordan’s split with wife Juanita, to Tiger Woods parting ways from Elin.


Here is each couple, followed by the approximate amount of each settlement.

Lionel & Diane Richie – $20 million
401386 19: Singer/composer Lionel Richie and his wife Diane attend the United States Veterans Gala February 22, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA. The U.S. Veterans Gala honors America's heroes and recognizes the outstanding work of the United States Veteran's Initiative. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Michael & Diandra Douglas -$45 million
Michael Douglas and his ex-wife Diandra Douglas leave a Manhattan federal court after the sentencing of their son Cameron Douglas in New York April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)

Steven Spielberg & Amy Irving -$100 million
Princess Diana (1961 - 1997, right) with American film director Steven Spielberg and his wife Amy Irving at the premiere of Spielberg's film 'Back To The Future', Leicester Square, London, December 1985.  (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images)

Neil Diamond & Marcia Murphey – $150 million

Michael & Juanita Jordan – $168 million
368895 02: (FILE PHOTO) Basketball legend Michael Jordan and his wife Juanita arrive for the world premier of the IMAX movie 'Michael Jordan To The Max' May 4, 2000 at Chicago's Navy Pier. Michael Jordan's wife Juanita has filed for divorce, seeking to dissolve her 13-year marriage to the world's most famous basketball player, the Chicago Tribune reported on its Web site January 7, 2002. In a petition filed Friday, January 4, 2002 in circuit court in Waukegan, IL. Juanita Jordan cited 'irreconcilable differences' in seeking a dissolution of her marriage to Michael. She seeks permanent custody of the couple's three children, the 25,000-square-foot 'marital residence' in Highland Park, IL and half the couple's property. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren – $100 million
U.S. team member Tiger Woods departs closing ceremonies with his wife Elin Nordegren at the Presidents Cup golf tournament at Harding Park golf course in San Francisco, California, in this October 7, 2009 file photo. Woods and Nordegren have divorced following the sex scandal that embroiled Woods late last year, a statement from their lawyers said on August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Shaun Best/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

James Cameron & Linda Hamilton – $50 million
3/6/98 Century City, CA. Linda Hamilton and James Cameron at the 50th Annual Directors Guild Awards.

Paul McCartney & Heather Mills – $478 million
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  Musician Sir Paul McCartney and  wife Heather Mills McCartney  attend the Fifth Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Gala night held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 15, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Kevin Costner & Cindy Silva – $80 million

Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison – $85 million

Phil Collins & Orianne Cevey – $47 million

Madonna & Guy Richie – $76 – $92 million
Guy Richie and Madonna at 'The Next Best Thing' permiere in New York City, NY on Febuary 29, 2000  Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect

Kenny & Marianne Rogers – $60 million

Ted Danson & Casey Coates – $30 million

Donald and Ivana Trump – $25 million




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