April 14, 2007
So they've released a listing of the most costly divorces yet:
With Jordan having earned much of his wealth during his marriage, most of it through endorsement deals, Vanoy (who filed for divorce last year) stands to collect more than $150 million, the magazine said.
A close second would be the estimated $150 million settlement Diamond paid to onetime TV production assistant Marcia Murphey, whom he married in 1969 before his breakthrough album, "Touching You, Touching Me," went gold, Forbes said.
They divorced in 1996. Diamond later said Murphey, his second wife, was "worth every penny," according to Forbes.
Spielberg's first marriage, to actress Amy Irving, ended in 1989 with his ex-spouse awarded roughly half of the filmmaker's fortune, about $100 million, ranking No. 3 on Forbes' list.
I'm pretty sure that Forbes has also created a list of the most expensive divorces of all time as well. Two they appear to have left off that list though are Roman Abramovitch ($1 billion to his ex) and Jason and Medea. Allegorical perhaps, but she did go on to kill all of their children didn't she?