Divorce rates amongst celebrities have skyrocketed over the past years to a point that it has become difficult to keep up with the high numbers. There are a number of reasons that celebrities couples have given that have made them settle for a divorce the most common one being irreconcilable differences. Here are some of the most expensive celebrity divorce settlements:-


1. 1. Rupert and Anna Murdoch

Rupert and Anna Murdoch were married for 32 years before they decided to call it quits in 1999. The settlement given to Anna by Rupert was $1.7 billion in assets plus an additional $110 million in cash.Rupert and Anna Murdoch

2. 2. Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv


Rupert’s fortune was created while still married to his wife Anna Tory whom they had been married for 32 years. Rupert Murdoch’s net worth was around $8 billion and had four children together with his wife Anna. The couple divorced in 1999 and Anna Torv bagged $1.2 billion as her divorce settlement.

3. 3. Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Perisse

Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyne Perisse met in 1978 during a Kenyan hunting trip. The two got married in Las Vegas a year later and settled in New York City. Alec Wildenstein’s family had quite a fortune following successful business of dealing with art dealings and racing horses. So as to keep her husband’s attention, Jocelyne indulged in a series of extreme plastic surgeries but her efforts were futile for she caught her husband Alec in bed with a 19-year-old lady. This resulted in divorce whereby Jocelyn received $2.5 billion as her divorce settlement plus an additional $100 million every year for the next 13 years.

Alec Wildenstein and Jocelyn Perisse


4. 4. Mel and Robyn Gibson

Mel Gibson and his wife Robyn were in marriage for 31 years and had seven children together. The couple seemed like they will last forever however that was not the case with Mel and Robyn Gibson for Robyn ended up filing for divorce in 2009, after she discovered that her husband had fathered a child outside their marriage with Oksana Grigorieva. Mel and Robyn did not have a prenuptial agreement and Robyn was entitled to half of Mel Gibson’s $850 million net worth. Robyn ended up receiving $450 million.

5. 5. Robert and Sheila Johnson


Robert L. and Sheila Johnson were together in marriage for more than 33 years and built their fortune together from 1969 to 2002 with BET. Robert founded BET in 1980 and years later sold to Viacom for $3 billion. When the couple divorced, Sheila received$400 million.

6. 6. Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva

Costner and Silva met in 1975 while studying at California State University. The two got married two and a half years later and later on spoke about their divorce after being married for 16 years. Costner and Cindy divorced in 1994 and Kevin Costner who stars in the movies "The Bodyguard” and "Dances with Wolves" gave Cindy $80 million as settlement.



7. 7. Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving dated from 1976 to 1979 but Amy broke up with Steven to get into a relationship with Willie Nelson. However, Steven and Amy made up and ended up getting married in 1985. After four years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1989 and Amy was awarded $100 million after the judge refused to recognize a prenuptial agreement between the couple which had been scribbled on a napkin.

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

8. 8. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren


After six years of marriage, Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren and she ended up receiving $110 million as divorce settlement.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

9. 9. Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey

Renowned singer Neil Diamond got divorced from his wife Marcia Murphey in 1994 after being married for 25 years. Diamond's estate worth $300 million ended up being divided equally thus Marcia received $150 Million.

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey


10. 10. Michael and Juanita Jordan

Michael and Juanita Jordan got married in 1989 in a small Las Vegas wedding. They were blessed with three children together and stayed in marriage for 17 years. In 2006 the two divorced and Juanita was awarded $168 Million.

Michael and Juanita Jordan