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The most expensive celebrity divorce ever as Jerry Hall and billionaire Rupert Murdoch split

With the costliest divorce settlement coming to $38 billion, The Mirror takes a look at 10 of the costliest celebrity divorces of all time as Rupert Murdoch ‘breaks up’ with wife Jenny Hall.

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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall perform at the 2016 Golden Globes

Divorce proceedings can be difficult for many reasons, from the emotional strain to the strain on your bank account.

And it’s no different with celebrities, as the world is watching — and often taking sides — celebrity couples are under constant scrutiny as they try to make their way.

Between legal fees, crawling through questionable prenuptial agreements, and dealing with broken hearts, it can be a pretty expensive proposition.

In the celebrity world, divorces can add up to a pretty penny, with a divorce putting the ex-wife on Forbes’ billionaire list out of settlement money alone.

Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch

Murdock and Hall have decided to divorce after six years of marriage
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Jerry Hall and billionaire Rupert Murdoch shocked the world when rumors of their “breakup” surfaced earlier this week – and if it’s true, it looks like it could be a very expensive divorce settlement with a lot to lose are.

The couple’s mansions and $279 million ranch could be part of the settlement as speculation continues to circulate about how Rupert Murdoch’s fortune will be affected by a divorce.

The media mogul has a whopping $17 billion fortune – which may go to Jerry Hall.

Attorney Mark Stephens of the Howard Kennedy law firm said Mr Murdoch may have signed a “rather generous” marriage contract.

The end of the couple’s six-year marriage will mark the 91-year-old’s fourth breakup.

Murdoch and Hall, 65, were married in central London in March 2016.

At the time, the billionaire announced on Twitter that he would stop posting on the platform, calling himself “the luckiest and happiest man alive.”

Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos – $38 billion

Bezo’s divorce is the most expensive celebrity divorce ever
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Jeff Bezos’ $38 billion divorce settlement placed MacKenzie #4 on Forbes’ list of female billionaires.

It is currently the most expensive celebrity divorce ever.

The couple ended their 25-year marriage after an alleged affair with former Fox News host Lauren Sanchez.

MacKenzie and Jeff had started their relationship before his Amazon success and were married six months into their relationship.

The divorced couple share four children.

Rupert Murdoch and Anna Mann – $1.7 billion

Young Rupert Murdoch with his wife Anna in 1969
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Anna Murdoch with ex-husband Rupert
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While Murdoch has the potential to beat Jeff Bezos as the most expensive divorce following his recent split from Jerry Hall, the newspaper mogul took second place following his divorce from Anna Mann.

The media mogul was married to Scottish journalist Anna from 1967 to 1999.

He famously remarried just 17 days after his divorce was finalized and paid out $1.7 billion in settlement payments.

$110 million of the reported agreed amount to Anna Mann was said to be a direct cash payment.

Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore – $425 million

Gibson and Moore spent 31 years together before their divorce

Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore spent 31 years together and had seven children before deciding to end their love story.

The decision to split is said to come just a day after Mel’s high-profile arrest for drunk driving in 2006, when he was caught on camera launching an anti-Semitic tirade.

The star later apologized twice through his publicist. He filed no challenge for DUI offenses and received three years of probation.

The expensive split reportedly cost $425 million as the pair split $850 million in assets.

Michael Jordan and Juanita Vanoy – $168 million

Michael Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in 1989

Basketball legend Michael Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in 1989 during his second season with the Chicago Bulls.

The couple, who share three children, were rumored to be on the verge of a split in 2002, but they managed to hold out until 2006, where a reported $168 million settlement was agreed.

Juanita had been by her husband’s side throughout his lucrative years in the NBA, and all those massive endorsement deals he signed helped her reach a very healthy settlement.

Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey – up to $150 million

Marcia Murphey and Neil Diamond were happily married for 25 years
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Marcia Murphey and Neil Diamond were happily married for 25 years and the couple had two sons together, Jesse and Micah.

Their marriage ended in 1995, although it was never confirmed, the singer’s $300 million in earnings were reportedly split between the two.

Neil told the Daily Mail his ex-wife has “enough to live on for the rest of her life”.

After their long and happy marriage, Neil blamed himself for their breakup.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren – $110 million

The couple decided to divorce in 2010 after six years together
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It made headlines everywhere when golf pro Tiger Woods drove his Escalade into a tree outside the couple’s Florida home.

Tiger admitted to having multiple affairs, and the couple decided to divorce in 2010 after six years together.

Elin Nordegren emerged from the divorce with a reported $110 million.

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving – $100 million

Amy Irving and Steven Spielberg divorced in 1989

The couple married in 1985 after meeting while Amy was auditioning for the director’s sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, but they divorced in 1989.

After they filed for divorce, a California judge refused to accept their marriage contract because it was reportedly scrawled on a napkin.

Amy was awarded $100 million making it one of the costliest divorces of all time.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – $100 million

While an agreement is yet to be reached, Brad is believed to have offered Angelia $100 million

The breakup rocked fans everywhere, with Brad having the high-profile split from Friends actress Jennifer Anniston back in 2005 before beginning his relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Smith co-star Angelina Jolie.

The couple, who share six children, reportedly spent over $1 million in legal fees alone trying to reach a settlement that has been described as “one of the costliest divorce cases in Hollywood history.”

While an agreement is yet to be reached, Brad is believed to have offered Angelia $100 million.

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