1. Alec N. Wildenstein and Jocelyn Wildenstein
The divorce between French billionaire Alec Wildenstein and her Swiss socialite wife Jocelyn Wildenstein was and still remains one of the biggest divorce settlements ever witnessed. It can be said that Jocelyn struck gold when he wooed Alec to marry her in 1978. It, in fact, worked in her favor when she scandalously discovered that her wealthy husband was cheating on her with a 19-year-old Russian model. She received a paycheck worth $2.5 billion, a huge sum that instantly propelled her in the billionaires’ club.
Jocelyn pursuit to look like a cat with numerous surgeries is well-documented, but that was made even more possible considering that she had a guaranteed $100 million paycheck each year for the next 13 years after their divorce on top of the $2.5 billion. It made all other divorces look like child play.