Most Expensive Divorces in History

Divorce is expensive for anyone, but especially for the rich. After 27 years of marriage, Bill and Melinda Gates officially separated this month. While the exact details of their settlement are likely still ongoing, Melinda French Gates could receive as much as $63.5 billion in assets – by far the most in history. 

This unfathomable transfer of wealth has only been seen a few times in history. The most recent of which was in 2019 when MacKenzie Scott received $38 billion USD in Amazon stock from former husband Jeff Bezos for their divorce.

The following infographic on the most expensive divorces first appeared on the ACE Cash Express blog and is reprinted with permission.

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