18. Michael Jordan and Juanita Jordan
Michael Jordan is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was so good on the basketball court that he stepped away from the game for two years in 1993, but came back to win three NBA titles and a further 3 NBA Finals MVPs. His success with the Chicago Bulls made him an instant commercial success, especially with enormous deals with Nike.
So when he divorced Juanita Jordan, the mother of his three children in 2006 after being married for 17 years, Juanita received $168 million. Interestingly, the freshly divorced couple left the courtroom together to attend their son’s basketball game. If only all celebrity divorces could end in such affable terms.