Kent and Liz Swig might be a case study in why a post nup is a bad idea

Once upon a time, Kent and Elizabeth Macklowe Swig lived at 740 Park Avenue in the magical city called Gotham where real estate dynasties like the Macklowes marry off their little princesses to San Francisco real estate royalty like the Swigs and increase their mutual networth to a staggering sum. Theirs was the charmed existence with the requisite waterfront estates in […]

When the Trophy wife gets dumped

  Everybody knows the stereotypical trophy wife is fit, fabulous and fifteen years or more younger than her husband. Her job, while she is “CEO of the family” is to “look good” make her husband “look virile,” be seriously phockerlicious  hot, and be available to satisfy her master’s every need, whim and fantasy. Traditionally the […]

Billionaire Harold Hamm gets to keep controlling interest in Continental Resources – premarital property says judge

Harold Hamm is one of the richest oilmen in America with an estimated fortune in excess of $19 billion dollars. A former gas attendant and gas pumper, the Oklahoma businessman  went on to found a multi-billion dollar company called Continential Resources – a publicly traded company. His soon to be ex-wife Sue Ann, whom he […]

Ruth and Bernie Madoff’s constructive divorce

Ruth and Bernie Madoff’s constructive divorce

I shouldn’t feel compassion for people like the Madoffs. But I do. I feel great compassion for them, even back when the world was in the thick of the story back in 2008. I just felt this great compassion, rather than anger. I tend to be lame like that. Even in my own life when  […]

MACAU: Billionaire Stanley Ho’s divorce: Who is his official wife and is he getting “robbed” by his third family?

MACAU: Billionaire Stanley Ho’s divorce: Who is his official wife and is he getting “robbed” by his third family?

Is Billionaire Stanley Ho divorced from his second wife? And is “wife” number three and her kids trying to steal his billions? Is Billionaire Stanley Ho officially divorced from his second wife? I don’t know. But the number 13 richest man in Hong Kong according to Forbes, has a third woman who bore him five […]

MOSCOW: Will billionaire Mikkail Khodorkovsky’s wife Inna divorce him now that he’s been found GUILTY?

MOSCOW: Will billionaire Mikkail Khodorkovsky’s wife Inna divorce him now that he’s been found GUILTY?

Will former Moscow billionaire Mikkail Khodorkovsky’s wife Inna divorce him? Former billionaire Mikkail Khodorkovsy’s been jailed in Moscow since 2005 for fraud and tax evasion. The billionaire was due to be released in 2012 but, according to him, Vladimir Putin is behind a vendetta to keep him incarcerated, for political reasons and a recent trial will add […]

FRANCE: An ostensible “divorce” results in a peace pact in L’oreal Family feud

A billionaire divorces her toy boy and wins her daughter back Billionaire Liliane Bettencourt, head of cosmetics giant, L’Oreal (and France’s richest woman) and her daughter Francoise Bettencourt were in a bitter “custody” battle for years – but that has come to an end. Francoise had petitioned the courts in Paris to have her mother adjudicated mentally incompetent, a move, which […]

GENEVA: Divorcing Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev’s lawyer issues threatening cease and desist letter

Britain’s Mail Online is reporting that one of Russians numerous billionaires, Dmitry Rybolovlev, is very unhappy with his divorce case being discussed in the media and on blogs. To that end, his attorney in Geneva Anne Reiser has issued a letter to the international press, telling them, essentially, to cease and desist discussing Mr. Rybolovlev’s […]

FLORIDA: Palm Beach Billionaire’s Row – mansion for sale only $84 million – a post-divorce indulgence?

Recently divorced from a billionaire? Looking for a new house? Check out this one in Palm Beach that just got listed on Zillow. It’s located at  1220 S Ocean Blvd Palm Beach, FL 33480. I mean, I saw the slide show which you can access here http://www.1220SouthOcean.com and I wasn’t hugely impressed. First of all, how […]