LONDON: Billionaire couple Jamie Cooper Hohn and Christopher Hohn fight out their divorce in London Family Court

LONDON: Divorce Capital of the World The UK Guardian reports that billionaire (but frugal) couple Jamie Cooper Hohn and her husband Christopher Hohn are duking it out in a London court. The couple who met at Harvard and who has four young children are Worth in excess of 1.4 billion dollars. Mr Hohn is said … Continue reading “LONDON: Billionaire couple Jamie Cooper Hohn and Christopher Hohn fight out their divorce in London Family Court”

The heiress v. the divorcee: Who is more likely to wind up on Forbes List of Billionaires and the Sunday Times Rich List?

Filed in International Divorce News and Billionaires   The UK Telegraph did an article a few days ago  Divorce helps fuel rise in female multi-millionaires. the subtitle was: “The number of women on the Sunday Times Rich List has risen by nearly 50 per cent in 10 years, from 78 to 114, but most have … Continue reading “The heiress v. the divorcee: Who is more likely to wind up on Forbes List of Billionaires and the Sunday Times Rich List?”

Elena Rybolovlev wins 4.4 billion divorce judgment but can she collect a dime?

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has finally learned how much he will have to pay his estranged wife Elena. It is the modest sum of 4.4 billion dollars. This would make the Rybolovlev settlement  the biggest divorce payout of all time, or at least put it in the top 3.  This is a major haul for  Elena … Continue reading “Elena Rybolovlev wins 4.4 billion divorce judgment but can she collect a dime?”

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 … Continue reading “Kent and Liz Swig might be a case study in why a post nup is a bad idea”

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 … Continue reading “When the Trophy wife gets dumped”

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 … Continue reading “Billionaire Harold Hamm gets to keep controlling interest in Continental Resources – premarital property says judge”

Billionaire Harold Hamm and wife attorney/economist Sue Ann Hamm to divorce according to Reuters

Oklahoma oil barron Harold Hamm and his lovely wife Sue Ann may call it quits after attempting to divorce in 1998 and then again in 2005. This latest filing in 2012 may be third time is a charm. At least, one shall see.  According to Reuters, Oklahoma court records show that there is a pending divorce … Continue reading “Billionaire Harold Hamm and wife attorney/economist Sue Ann Hamm to divorce according to Reuters”

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk masters the cheapskate divorce settlement

What is remarkable about Musk, in addition to his sheer genius at picking winning business models where ordinary thinking men would just balk, and his extraordinary self-made wealth, is his ability to get out of these marital unions with minimal financial scratches.

What is remarkable about Musk, in addition to his sheer genius at picking winning business models where ordinary thinking men would just balk, and his extraordinary self-made wealth, is his ability to get out of these marital unions with minimal financial scratches.

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  … Continue reading “Ruth and Bernie Madoff’s constructive divorce”

Billionaire Steven Cohen dodges the bullet: ex wife Patricia’s post-divorce suit gets tossed by NY court

Billionaire Steven Cohen dodges a bullet by ex wife Patricia Cohen must be feeling a little bit down in the dumps tonight. Just read that a Manhattan federal judge threw out her RICO post-divorce lawsuit against her ex husband Steven Cohen of SAC fame. The couple divorced 20 years ago and from all accounts, Pat … Continue reading “Billionaire Steven Cohen dodges the bullet: ex wife Patricia’s post-divorce suit gets tossed by NY court”

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

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 … Continue reading “MOSCOW: Will billionaire Mikkail Khodorkovsky’s wife Inna divorce him now that he’s been found GUILTY?”

TEXAS: Andy Beal divorce: Dallas billionaire banker sued by wife Simona for $20 billion dollars

Filed in Billionaire divorce news: Andy Beal, a banker and poker enthusiast, and ostensibly the richest man in Dallas Texas (the billionaire is estimated to be worth about $6 billion dollars by Forbes), has been sued by his wife for divorce. Mr. Beal and wife Simona Beal are enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce – and you … Continue reading “TEXAS: Andy Beal divorce: Dallas billionaire banker sued by wife Simona for $20 billion dollars”

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

CANADA: Quebecoise Billionaire loses case against common law wife – he must pay alimony

Interesting ruling in Quebec, Canada. An un-named billionaire has been found to owe alimony to a woman he was not “married” to. The woman known as “Lola” (In Canada it is against the law to publish the real names of individuals in a family law matter – and that includes divorce cases) brought suit against … Continue reading “CANADA: Quebecoise Billionaire loses case against common law wife – he must pay alimony”

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 … Continue reading “GENEVA: Divorcing Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev’s lawyer issues threatening cease and desist letter”