21. Rupert Murdoch and Anna Maria Torv
Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch is certainly one of the richest people in the world. His News Corp organization owns numerous media outlets such Sunday Times, The Times, The Sun and The Wall Street Journal among others. So when he divorced his wife of 32 years, Anna Maria Torv in 1999, he gave Anna $110 million in cash on top of assets worth a monstrous $1.7 billion!
In a true Rupert Murdoch nature, he didn’t let the divorce get into him as he married Wendi Deng, a woman 38 years younger just 17 days after finalizing his divorce. This time, however, Rupert was wise enough to sign a prenup to clearly ensure that Deng wouldn’t get an almost similar payoff of her predecessor should things go awry – as it eventually did.