The 14 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorce Settlements

Maybe you can’t buy love or a happy marriage, but if the relationship goes south you just may have to pay for it! After years of marriage these celebs had to fork over big bucks to their spouses in their divorce settlement. We all dream of marrying a celebrity one day but it may be more profitable to divorce one…not that we’re condoning that. Check out the 15 most expensive celebrity divorce settlements.

James Cameron & Linda Hamilton


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Settlement: $50 million

James Cameron paid ex-wife actress Linda Hamilton an estimated $50 million in their divorce settlement. The couple began dating in 1991 after meeting on Terminator, had a daughter in 1993 and married in 1997. The couple separated just eight months in. They announced their divorce shortly after Titanic’s Oscar wins, though it wouldn’t be official until 1999. Hamilton blamed the cause of the divorce on Cameron’s blind devotion to film and his affair with now-current wife/actress Suzy Amis. The latter reason might help explain the pretty penny Hamilton got to pocket.

Kenny and Marianne Rogers

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Settlement: $60 million

Country music man Kenny Rogers and his wife Marianne Rogers divorced in 1993 after 16 years of marriage to the tune of a $60 million settlement.


Kelsey & Camile Grammer


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Settlement: $60 million

Fraiser actor Kelsey Grammer and  his former Playboy model ex-wife Camille Grammer settled their very bitter and very public divorce battle with $60 million. It’s a hefty price but Grammer was most likely ecstatic to be out of a marriage he publicly compared to prison. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans got to watch part of Camille’s marital distress play out on the show in 2010.

 Kevin Costner & Cindy Silva

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Settlement: $80 million

The handsome Kevin Costner paid wife of 16 years Cindy Silva $80 million in their divorce settlement. The couple married back in 1975 after meeting in college. They had three children together over that time period but eventually divorced in 1994.


Harrison Ford & Melissa Mathison


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Settlement: $85 million

After 21 years of marriage, Harrison Ford and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melissa Mathison decided to part ways. Ford paid $85 million upon their divorce in 2004.

Madonna & Guy Ritchie


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Settlement: $79-92 million

Men aren’t the only ones required to fork over the dough in a divorce. If the woman happens to be the higher earner, she is responsible for paying in the divorce settlement. In this case, the bigger breadwinner was Madonna, and the iconic singer reportedly paid her ex-husband director Guy Ritchie as much as $92 million.



Steven Spielberg & Amy Irving


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Settlement: $100 million

When the great Steven Spielberg and his wife Amy Irving parted ways, the iconic director paid a $100 million dollar settlement.

Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren

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Settlement: $100 million

Tigers Woods’ lecherous ways earned him a one way ticket to Divorceville, USA and won his wife Elin Nordegren a $100 million settlement; although, we’re certain she probably would have preferred it weren’t a compensation for her failed marriage.

Garth Brooks & Sandy Mahl

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Settlement: $125 million

Garth Brooks and his first wife Sandy Mahl divorced in 2001 after 15 years of marriage. Brooks paid a settlement of $125 million.

 Neil Diamond & Marcia Murphey

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Settlement: $150 million

Neil Diamond’s divorce from his second wife Marcia Murphey cost him $150 million.


Michael & Juanita Jordan

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Settlement: $168 million

Basketball legend Michael Jordan was formally the holder of the highest divorce settlement payout in Hollywood with an estimated $168 million paid to his wife Juanita Jordan after a 17-year marriage.

Mel & Robyn Moore Gibson

Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore Gibson

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Settlement: $425 million

Mel Gibson’s marriage to Robyn Moore began to fall apart in 2006, following his drunken anti-Semitic rant and DUI arrest in Malibu. Moore filed for divorce from Gibson in 2009 at around the same time photos surfaced of him and Oksana Grigorieva. The couple’s 30-year marriage was over, and it only cost Mel an estimated at $425 million, the highest Hollywood history. Gibson may have the highest settlement in Hollywood but not amongst the entire celebrity body…

 Rupert & Anna Murdoch

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Settlement: $1.2 billion

Super media mogul Rupert Murdoch had to pay his second wife Anna Murdoch a whopping $1.2 billion in assets after 32 years of marriage.


Alec & Jocelyn Wildenstein

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Settlement: $2.5 billion+

Not many will recognize the name oor face of late billionaire Alec Wildenstein, but they will know his ex-wife Jocelyn otherwise known as the Catwoman. Jocelyn is famous for the enumerable plastic surgeries altering her appearance to resemble a cat in order to please her ex-hubby who had a fondness for big cats. Upon the couple’s 1999 divorce Alec Wildenstein forked over $2.5 billion and an additional $100 million each year for 13 years. There was one stipulation from the judge though: she could not use any alimony payments for further cosmetic surgery.

  • Ouch*Dee*Thats*Bottom!

    Anything over 20 bucks and the b!tch is gettin wacked by a heroin addict.

  • BlackHippy

    Dumb mo*herfukas i wouldn’t agree to giving 50% in the first place if the bich really love me she’d be ok with 5%

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