Most expensive divorces in history
Harrison Ford and Melissa Mathison
. In 2004 movie star Harrison Ford reportedly paid his ex wife a whopping $85 million in a record breaking divorce settlement for a Hollywood actor at the time, which would be surpassed only a couple of years later by Mel Gibson in his divorce.
Madonna and Guy Ritchie
. In a very rare case where the woman has to pay off the husband, the Queen of Pop paid the most money a woman has ever paid a man (from what we know at least).(About $75?$92 million)
John and Beverly Charman
. John and Beverly met at school in 1969. When they married in 1976 neither had significant resources. In November 2003, Mr. Charman, nicknamed King of the London Insurance Market, told his wife he was setting up residence in Bermuda and their marriage was over. He initially offered her $7 million in cash, but she argued the sum wasn t enough. To make a long story short Beverly was finally satisfied only when she won about $95 million in cash and property.
Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving
. Amy Irving rose to fame in 1976 when she played the lone teen survivor in Carrie. Spielberg began to make a name for himself in Hollywood following Jaws. The pair married in 1985, but they broke up four years later. Spielberg gave Irving about $100 million.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren
. Even though there were initial reports that Elin could score $750 million, that figure proved to be completely wrong and unrealistic. Nevertheless, Elin abandoned the marriage after Tiger repeatedly cheated on her, giving her $100 million as a result while Tiger has become a shadow of his former self as a golfer and icon.
Greg Norman and Laura Andrassy
. Famed golfer and businessman Greg Norman s divorce from former flight attendant Laura Andrassy cost him $103 million. Combined with the $7 million that Evert, his new wife, paid former Olympic skier and ex husband Andy Mill in their 2006 divorce, the newlyweds paid a whopping $110 million to be legally wed.
Garth Brooks and Sandy Mahl
. Garth Brooks met Sandy Mahl while he was still a struggling musician working as a bouncer. The couple were married for thirteen years, during which time Garth s career and wallet exploded. In the end, Garth cut a $125 million check to his ex wife.
Frank and Jamie McCourt
. Jamie and Frank McCourt moved to LA in 2004 to live their dream as owners of the illustrious Dodgers. Then went on a massive spending spree: $74 million on four homes, a $12 million pool, and a $10,000 a month hairstylist. Though their team hit an initial winning streak, their marriage struck out. Their divorce produced a slew of unsavory financial details and Jamie walked away with an estimated $130 million.
Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey
. When the famous singer met Marcia Murphey he was married to his first wife. In 1994, however, they separated; Marcia claimed it was over irreconcilable differences. Diamond willingly gave her the money she asked for and moved on to new adventures in his love life.
Samathur Li Kin kan and Florence Tsang Chiu wing
. Samathur Li Kin kan is a real estate tycoon and one of Hong Kong s most famous and powerful billionaires. He became even more famous when he divorced his wife because she refused to get an abortion. The settlement was and remains the largest in Asian history. ($157 million)
Boris Berezovsky and Galina Besharova
. Boris Berezovsky began his career as a teacher earning only $70 a month in the former Soviet Union, but later became one of Russia s most powerful and richest businessmen. He married Galina Besharova in 1991, but the couple divorced in 2010 with Galina becoming about $160 million richer.
Michael and Juanita Jordan
. We re all used to seeing Michael Jordan win on the basketball courts but that wasn t the case with his wife of seventeen years even though their decision to split was mutual. Juanita received $168 million in the settlement, along with custody of their three children and their seven acre Chicago mansion.
Michael and Maya Polsky
. When Michael and Maya Polsky moved to the US in 1976 they may have had only $500 in their pockets but their hearts were filled with love and hope. After thirty one years of marriage, Maya divorced Michael, the founder of Invenergy LLC, and left the courts with an incredible $184 million.
Charles Fipke and Marlene Fipke
. Charles Fipke might be the first man to have ever discovered diamonds in Canada s Northwest Territories, but his ex wife, Marlene Fipke, wasn t all that impressed with him. After she filed for divorce Marlene received about 20 percent of Charles s company, $123 million in cash, and a few other things that totaled about $200 million.
Roman and Irina Abramovich
. Irina Malandina filed for divorce from Russian business tycoon Roman Abramovich under the not so absurd speculation that he was having an affair. Malandina went after half Abramovich s fortune, give or take about $6 billion, but she left the courts with about $300 million.
Robert Johnson and Sheila Crump
. ?he cofounders of BET were married from 1969 to 2002. Robert became the first African American billionaire, so when the couple divorced, Sheila received about $400 million.
Mel and Robyn Moore Gibson
. When Robyn Moore married an unknown and poor Mel Gibson back in 1980 she never imagined she would divorce him twenty six years later and take half his fortune, becoming about half a billion dollars richer. Their divorce settlement remains the largest in Hollywood history.($425 million)
Craig and Wendy McCaw
. The pair met at Stanford University when she tutored him and married in 1974. Twenty one years later divorce proceedings were initiated with Wendy wanting her share to support a $200,000 a month lifestyle.($460 million)
Steve Wynn and Elaine Pascal
. Steve Wynn, chief executive of Wynn Resorts, married Elaine Pascal in 1963. They divorced in 1986 but remarried in 1991, ultimately leading to a second divorce in 2010. Elaine received eleven million shares of the Wynn stock when they divorced, totaling $740 million.
Adnan and Soraya Khashoggi
. Saudi businessman Adnan Khashoggi made his money as an international arms dealer for the Saudi royal family. He then launched his company Triad, based in Switzerland, owning banks, hotels, and real estate across the world. He married Soraya in 1961. Their 1982 divorce resulted in an estimated $874 million settlement.
Bernie Ecclestone and Slavica Ecclestone
. After twenty three years of marriage and two kids the couple divorced in 2009 costing the famous British business magnate and chief executive of the Formula One Group an estimated $1?$1.2 billion.
Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv
. After a thirty two year marriage and three children, Murdoch and Torv decided to call it quits back in 1998. Their divorce was finalized in 1999, leaving Torv with over $1.5 billion including $110 million in cash.
Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng
. Murdoch married Deng only seventeen days after his second divorce was finalized. Fourteen years later, he was ready to repeat the process. Murdoch, eighty two, and Deng, forty four, are divorcing due to irreconcilable differences. ($1.8 billion)
Alec and Jocelyn Wildenstein
. Even if you ve never heard of him or that their divorce is currently the second most expensive in history, you have probably seen or heard about Jocelyn, the obsessively vain woman who had multiple plastic surgeries to look like a cat or tiger or something along those lines. During the couple s divorce in 1997, the New York socialite received an immediate $2.5 billion settlement from her husband and $100 million each year for the next thirteen years.
Dmitry Rybolovlev and Elena Rybolovleva
. Dmitry, a Russian oligarch known as the fertilizer king, who also owns European soccer club AS Monaco, was ordered by a Swiss judge earlier last year to pay his former wife a record breaking amount that shocked the world. Elena had sought $6 billion out of the $12.8 billion fortune her husband had amassed. According to the Associated Press she ended up with only $4.5 billion.
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. Born: August 20, 1944Martyrdom: May 21, 1991Achievements: Became Prime Minister of India at the age of 40. Led Congress to its greatest victory in the Lok Sabha elections, winning about 80 per cent of seats. Played a key role in the introduction of c
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. Biking across the Trans Himalayan route, crossing the famous Rothang pass and the Kulu Valley or even the well known Lahaul Spiti Valley has its own charms and thrills. The ancient Gondhala Fort lies en route to the town of Keylong, which would be w
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Assemble the players at the shuffleboard court
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. The outer layers of the kernel are called bran, which is made of about 5% of the kernel. The kernel is rich in fiber and minerals while the bran contains high amounts of thiamine and riboflavin.
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Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu on 7 November 1888 His father was a lecturer in mathematics and physics so from the very beginning he was immersed in an academic atmosphere Ramans academic brilliance was establis
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Kirsch Cheese Fondue
. Go retro with this boozy kirsch cheese fondue as a Christmas starter to share.
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. The Kolong River is a tributary of the Brahmaputra River, which divert out from the Brahamputra river in Hatimura region of Jakhalabandha (Nagaon district, Assam, India), and meets the same at Kolongpar near Guwahati. The tributary is approx. 250 km
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You have a choice
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. The kiwifruit is a fruit with a very interesting history and whose recent rise in popularity reflects a combination of an appreciation for its taste, nutritional value, unique appearance and, surprisingly, its changing name.Native to China, kiwifruit
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. Sweetish slightly hot and tangy this corn dish with cherry tomatoes ketchup and wine vinegar is a powerhouse of taste and can be thrown together in 15 minutes.
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. Being a diuretic and urinary demulcent, infusion or decoction of corn silk, when taken, helps to soothe the irritation in the bladder and along the genitourinary tract which causes frequent burning and painful urination in cases of:or Cystitis (chrom
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Where can I use the Induction Cooker
. You can use your induction cooker anywhere. In fact you can call it a Mobile Kitchen, which is at your disposal whenever you want. You can use it on your Kitchen Platform, in your drawing room, your balcony, be it in an air conditioned environment o
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. Like any other oily fish, such as sardines, salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. It reduces the risk of macular degeneration by 38% and helps treat dry eye disease.
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. We know she sings like an angel. And when she steps out from behind the guitar, we also know for a fact that looks like an angel too. With many hits and albums under her belt, Taylor Swift has gone ahead to make a mark in the hearts of too many to ev
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BASILICA OF BOM JESUS GOA
. The Basilica of Bom Jesus holds the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier, and is located in Old Goa. The basilica is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.
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Our Love is Timeless Date
. Show your sweetheart that your love is truly timeless by planning this romantic date for Valentines day. Reminisce about your favorite memories with your loved one by creating a special slideshow, DIY gift, dinner, and activities. Get ready for spark
What to Eat in Delhi
. Its origins lie in eastern India but this simple dairylovers dessert is very popular all over the north including Delhi. Its made of soft balls of sweetened chenna (like a crumbly paneer Indias cottage cheese) soaked in malai or clotted cream flavore
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. Starting your day with a bowl of cereal can give you a dose of whole grains, fiber, and protein or it can load you up with sugar and sodium. Get it guilt free: Read the box closely: your cereal should contain at least 3 grams of fiber and no more tha
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. Use dipper at night and avoid using visor and lenses as they restrict your vision in night conditions.
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. The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570 4 Superleggera Edizione Tecnica is a mouthful, but it was the zenith of Gallardo production. Along with the Super Trofeo variant and the final Squadra Corse edition (pictured), its sonorous V10 engine could shoot it off
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. Shift your daily menus to fresh instant food rather than microwaved preprepared meals. Grill asparagus spears for a few minutes on each side and finish with a squeeze of lemon, a little olive oil, and some shavings of parmesan cheese. Asparagus is a
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Helps prevent cancer
. There are many properties in cabbage that help fight cancer causing cells. These ingredients include dindolylmethane (DIM), sinigrin, lupeol, sulforaphane and indole 3
Rules to play Fox Hunting
. The red fox Vulpes vulpes is the normal prey animal of a fox hunt in the U.S. and Europe. A small omnivorous predator,the fox lives in underground burrows called earths,and is predominantly active around twilight making it a crepuscular animal. Adult
Most Popular New Years Resolutions
Have a baby
. Well, to have a baby is not a New Year resolution that everybody makes but it can be a topical subject in a surprisingly high numbers of families. Especially in developed countries, couples tend to postpone parenthood to a later age for various reaso
. Ratan N. Tata is 73 years old, unmarried and has been in news regarding several of his relationships. But the big question is who would eventually succeed Ratan N Tata. Media has been talking about his strive for finding an appropriate successor.
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. Flawless skin is something that each and every girl desires. But it often becomes hard for us to keep our blood free from toxins, waste materials and a number of other impurities, which eventually result in dry, acne prone, unattractive facial skin.
Most Expensive Games Ever Made
Pokemon Red Blue
. As the oldest game on this list it comes as a slight surprise that the original Pokemon is also the most expensive. Pokemon Red/Blue came out in 1996 and captured the imaginations of millions by allowing them to fill the shoes of a Pokemon trainer wh
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. Fennel plants release a chemical, (anethole) that impairs the growth of some other plants, so it should not be grown very close to beans, tomatoes or cabbage family plants. Fennel grows well in its own big container in a rich soil. It is easily propa
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. A local carpenter constructed the cabinets in this kitchen, painted black to match the range and topped with soapstone counters, in this New York farmhouse. The floor made of bricks from the old chimney is heated radiantly. The cabinets are painted B
Benefits of Basil
A note on harvesting
. The flowers of your tulsi plant will bring plenty of bees to the garden, so if you want to harvest without risking a sting, head out to your garden first thing in the morning. Clip those parts higher than 5 inches and without flowers for the best lea
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RAPA NUI NATIONAL PARK CHILE
. Also referred to as Easter Island the location is best known for the monumental statues calledmoaicreated by the early Polynesian settlers between the 10th and 16th centuries. The park was declared a World Heritage Site in 1995.
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Awesom O South Park
. Created 2004 Creator Trey Parker Voice Trey Parker In AWESOM O, Eric Cartman becomes The A.W.E.S.O.M. O 4000, master of pitching Adam Sandler vehicles to film studio execs until hes, of course, captured by the military. You know, a typical South Park
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Cherry Lime Rickey
. Mash 6 pitted cherries, 3 lime wedges and 2 teaspoons sugar in a glass. Add 3 ounces gin and ice.
President Of India
APJ Abdul Kalam
. Period-25-Jul-2002 to 25-Jul-2007 Political party-Independent Bharat Ratna Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, generally known as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, was the 11th President of India (2002-07). He was elected against Lakshmi Sehgal in 2002 a
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. Elder is a large shrub or small tree that grows up to 30 feet tall in wet or dry soil in a sunny location. Elder is native to Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia, but it has become widespread in the United States. Deciduous leaves grow in opposite pair
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Portrait of vincent van gogh
. These self potraits were made by Vincent van Gogh.The first self portrait by Van Gogh that survived, is dated 1886.These were sold by heirs of Jacques Koerfer in 1998.
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. Another European country that made significant strides in recent years, Slovenia has become a member of both the EU and NATO since gaining its independence.
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. How much fun is Renaults city car on a hillclimb? Rear engined and rear wheel drive, we actually think the Twingo could be a lot of fun.
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. During dry and hot weather, drink a glass of cucumber + celery juice. It wonderfully helps to normalize body temperature. You have seen beauty practitioners use slices of cucumber on their eyes. It is found that the caffeic acid in this vegetable hel
Lal Bahadur Shastri
. Lal Bahadur Shastri was born on October 2, 1904, to Ramdulari Devi and Sharada Prasad Shrivastava, in Moghalsarai, United Province (Uttar Pradesh). He shares his birthday with Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. Lal Bahadur was against the prev
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. Even the nature cure cannot spare the need for surgery on the gallbladder if good diet is neglected. Surgery becomes necessary if the gall-stones are very large or in cases in which they have been present for long. Smaller gall-stones can, however, c
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. Lower back seems like the perfect placement for lotus flower tattoo for women.
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. The strength of movement of the head usually relates to strength of feeling, and often to the force by which the head-shaker seeks to send this message to the receiver. This is an immensely powerful signal and is used intentionally by some people to
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. Capers are rich in flavonoid compounds including rutin and quercetin. Both these compounds are potent sources of antioxidants. Antioxidants are known to prevent free radical, which can cause cancer and skin related diseases. Rutin helps in smooth cir
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. Today, a simple hint for diabetics: Bathing in cold water greatly increases the circulation and enhances the capacity of the muscles to utilise sugar. But surprisingly, bathing in warm water followed by mild exercise such as walking as increases the
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. Due to the poor safety record of early hang gliding pioneers, the sport has traditionally been considered unsafe. Advances in pilot training and glider construction have led to a much improved safety record. Modern hang gliders are very sturdy when c
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. I had no idea what my daughter was talking about when she signed up for Lego Robotics at her school, but the Saturday this fall I spent watching her compete in a FIRST Lego League meet was priceless. She and her classmates programmed the NXT to compl
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. When it comes to homework, it is necessary to make sure that your children are completing their assignments; homework was designed to help with memorization and help them retain information.
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