Former heavyweight champion of the world Evander Holyfield paid his first wife Paulette $4 million in 1991 to settle their divorce. Their nuptials only lasted six years and infidelity was cited as the cause of divorce.
Holyfield grossed around $205 million in the ring, so $4 million of that doesn’t sound too bad. While losing money was never easy, he seemed to forget his pains quickly and married again shortly after. That one also ended in divorce, but we will see if he learns for his next time.
Nick Faldo has enjoyed his time as one of golf’s greats, but we bet he wishes he had some of his money back from his first two divorces. The break-up with Gill Bennet in 1995 had him lose $10 million, and his divorce with Valerie Bercher cost him $15 million.
While it was less than what Tiger Woods had to pay out, it was still a lot of money. Let’s hope his third marriage lasts because you can bet the payout would be well above $15 million if he had a third divorce.
Shane Warne, one of the most beloved Australian cricketers, had to pay his ex-wife Simone Callahan $10 million to settle their divorce.
The split came after allegations of infidelity from the former wicket-taker. The entire process was not easy for either of them and having three children in the middle of it doesn’t help either. We are glad they settled and both have moved on with their lives.
After a long and ugly divorce, former NBA great, Dwyane Wade paid his former wife Siohvaughn Funches $5 million to settle. There were numerous allegations in the relationship as to why it ended, but either way, it didn’t seem like a healthy partnership.
Dwyane has since found love and is now with Gabrielle Union. We hope this one goes better than the previous one, for his and his wallet's happiness too.
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.