We have heard about divorce that got women very rich but there is a record breaker who has won a whopping sum of £2.7billion, a Russian oligarch, Mr Rybolovlev has been ordered to pay this sum to his ex-wife, Elena Rybolovleva, who was with him for 24 years, a very precise 4,020,555,987 Swiss francs and 20 centimes, this has become the world biggest divorce settlement, this amount has been converted to today’s currency which is £2,681,297,538 and 78 pence, an estimate of half the Russian oligarch’s entire fortune.
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Mr Rybolovlev had tried to fight this and also hide his assets, it
follow a six-year legal saga in which Mr Rybolovlev, who made his
billions through a successful fertiliser business, bitterly contested
Mrs Rybolovleva’s claims to two of the most expensive properties in the USA and a £100million Greek island.
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Now Mr Rybolovlev must sign a cheque for the incredible sum in the Swiss city of Geneva, where Mrs Rybolovleva lives in a lakeside mansion.
The settlement is far higher than the £1.5 billion paid by art heir Alec
Wildenstein to his ex wife, Jocelyne, which until now had been the
largest confirmed public divorce settlement in the world.
Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul, was told to give his former wife, Anna,
£1billion in 1999. He went on to marry his third wife Wendi Deng, from
whom he is now divorced.
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Mr Rybolovlev, who was found by the court to be worth £5.2 billion –
although the figure is believed to be a conservative estimate of his
wealth – and his ex-wife have been at war since 2008 over the terms of
Mrs Rybolovleva won custody of the couple’s 13-year-old
daughter Anna, along with Mr Rybolovlev’s half of their former home in
Cologny, an up-market neighbourhood of Geneva.