Celebrity Divorce settlements
Marriage is a concept so pure that there’s nothing beyond this sacred constitution. And for Indians, it’s the ultimate high point in one’s life. We grow up imagining that fairytale and that “they lived happily ever after” and are so lost in the idea of holy matrimony. But in recent times, things have changed. So much so that many marriages are ending in a jiffy. The divorce rate in India has increased from 1 in 1000 in 2005 to 13 per 1000 in 2015 and this number is projected to increase a lot more in the coming years. There are many factors leading to divorces. One for starters is low tolerance, and then there are all sorts of other reasons such as financial issues, dowry, women doing better than their husbands, problems with in-laws etc.
In the recent past, we’ve come to hear about the high profile celebrities divorce cases and how they’ve had to shed big numbers for a divorce. Hritik Roshan, according to tabloid, would shed somewhere around 200 crores while karishma kapoor is all set to get 80 crores in settlement. There are few things which add to the number which accounts for spouse individual income, current law of the state and number of children which need to be supported. Let’s take a look at the sum of highest paid divorce cases world wide:
1-Michael Douglas and Diandra Douglas – The couple separated after 23 years of marriage in 2000 with a settlement of 45 million which would be around 62.5 million (422 cr) in current value. In the same year Michael married current wife.
2-James Cameron and Linda Hamilton – If you guys are wondering who Is Linda then you need to see the movie Terminator 1 and 2 in which she plays the main lead. The couple’s relationship started during terminator days and later during the production of the movie Titanic both of them decided to tie the knot. The marriage did not last long and James ended up paying 50 million dollars in 1999 which was half of this earning he received to direct Titanic. In today’s time 50 million would be around 71 million (480cr).
3-Madonna and Guy Ritchie – It’s not always the guy who pays for the divorce. Madonna ended her eight-year marriage with her husband in 2008 with an estimated amount of 78 million dollars which would be 89 million (602 cr) today. Madonna at the time of the divorce was estimated at a net worth of 450 million dollars.
4-Melissa Mathison and Harrison Ford – Ford, who was paid 25 million dollars for his last appearance in the movie Star wars, is among the highest paid actors in Hollywood. In 2004 Melissa had enough of her husband’s bachelor lifestyle of visiting strip clubs and having numerous relationships. The divorce settlement was for 90 million which is 113 million (763 cr) dollars today.
5-Amy Irving and Steven Spielberg – Steven has been the most influential person in Hollywood for decades and in 1989 when the couple split after 4 year of marriage he was estimated at 1 Billion dollars. And so, Steven ended up paying 100 million dollars which is around 191 million (1290 cr) at current value.
So if you’re planning to get married, you might want to keep in mind the above cases. We definitely believe in marriages and hope that each one of them lasts forever but these days, you never know. So be sure of what you’re getting into so that you don’t end up losing a lot of your money!
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