Bill Gates' divorce with his wife Melinda is coming in to become the most expensive divorce in the world, estimated at US$127 billion. While weddings are expensive, separating can be just as expensive especially if you're one of the richest people in the world, owning multiple assets and properties.
Curious to find out how much other high profile divorces cost? Here, we break down some of the most expensive divorce settlements in history.
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1. Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Scott
Before Gates' divorce, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his split from MacKenzie Scott in 2019 was the most expensive divorce in history. Scott received US$38 billion and currently has a net worth of US$6.1 billion, making her the third-wealthiest woman in the world. Bezos on the other hand remains the world's richest man.
The two met when Scott was working as Bezos' assistant in D.E. Shaw in 1992. They dated for three months, got married and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1994. The ex-couple have four children.