The Biggest Divorce Settlements in History

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
Settlement: $250 to 375 million (estimated)
From afar, they seemed like a fairytale couple who had it all, but when it leaked that Arnold ... more 
Photo by: Getty
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
Settlement: $250 to 375 million (estimated)
From afar, they seemed like a fairytale couple who had it all, but when it leaked that Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child to one of the family's staff members, the bubble had burst. Based on California law Schwarzenegger was bound to hand over half of his net-worth, though allegedly was even willing to give more to demonstrate that he was taking responsibility for his actions. As Countess LuAnn so poignantly said, money can't buy you class, Arnold. less 
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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 12:04 PM EDT
By Christine Yankelunas, The Vivant



There is no shortage of Channing Tatum movies and hit singles that will keep the hopeless romantics afloat. However, Taylor Swift has made her fortune on recounting the many ways (did we say many ways?) that it doesn't always work out.


Love hurts. It hurts even more after a divorce that depletes your bank account. We've rounded up the most expensive divorces in history where homes, jets, and company stock were used as bargaining power for these bitter exes. We're sure your prince (or princess) is out there, but hopefully our list makes you think twice before any Vegas nuptials (especially without a prenup).


Scroll through the gallery above and find out which divorce got the top spot!


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