The median cost of a divorce in the United States is $7,000, with the average cost of divorce being between $15,000 and $20,000. More complicated, contested divorces that go to trial can be significantly more expensive. However, these painful prices are a tiny drop in the bucket compared to the most expensive divorces of all time. Jeff Bezos, Amazon tycoon and 3rd richest man in the world, got a divorce from MacKenzie Scott after a 25 year marriage. Their 2019 divorce cost an absolutely mind-blowing $38 billion! That is higher than the total GDP of over 100 countries. Fortunately, there is a silver lining – since 2020, Mackenzie Scott has given $14.4 billion to nearly 1,600 nonprofits. Considering her net worth is $27 billion, that’s a hefty portion to donate to charities.
This infographic showcases the 44 most expensive divorces of all time. 9 of these divorces cost over $1 billion!
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