Even billionaires aren’t immune to losing money during divorce; their settlements just cost more than most. Billionaire Elon Musk found this out when he divorced his college-sweetheart Justine Musk.
The couple had six children together, and have since gone their separate ways. The total payout was worth $20 million dollars, but to a billionaire that is a drop in the bucket.
Former NBA MVP, Allen Iverson had to pay $3 million in his divorce settlement with his ex-wife, Tawanna Turner.
The couple was only together for two years, but due to various hardships including Iversons's numerous affairs and gambling habits, the two parted ways. Tawanna's settlement of $ 3 million roughly works out to $1.5 million for each year spent with him.
One of the best big men in the NBA, Shaq O’Neal also had to pay a big payout for his divorce from Shaunie O’Neal in 2011. The total cost equaled either $5 million a year in alimony payments until she remarried or collected $100 million.
This is on top of the $100,000 a month he pays for child support! Luckily for Shaq, he is worth 400 million dollars, but it still hurts to lose that much money.
Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, announced he and former wife Nicole Shanahan were splitting up after 3 years of marriage. They said they have “irreconcilable differences,” but we think it’s most likely because of the alleged affair between Nicole and Elon Musk.
Musk has since denied those allegations, but you can never be sure. Even with a prenup, Shanahan is seeing more than $1 billion in divorce settlement payments. No one wants to go through a divorce, but a payout like that cuts the edge a little.
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne filed for divorce from her husband, Tom Girardi, in 2020. This came after 21 years of marriage and was a shock to the fans of the show.
They had met while she was a waitress at one of his favorite restaurants and seemed happy to be together. But all is not what it seems. While it wasn’t ugly at first, not having a prenup might change that. We bet they will both have great lawyers and we will have to see how it all plays out.