Anyone who has ever been in a relationship will tell you that it takes effort to make it work, however, there are situations when no amount of effort can rescue a failing marriage.
Things may be particularly difficult for the wealthy and famous, since it is no secret that when huge quantities of money are at stake, individuals are more likely to reveal the less desirable aspects of their personalities and character.
Former model and activist Heather Mills married former Beatle Paul McCartney in 2002, but the marriage did not last long; the pair divorced in 2006 after a brief engagement, though, it would be another two years before the former spouses were able to arrange a formal divorce settlement.
Despite the fact that Mills requested a settlement of $250 million, the court deemed the claim “excessive” and granted Mills $48.6 million instead.
After eight years of marriage, American music artist Madonna and British film director Guy Ritchie announced their separation in 2008 on their official website.
The divorce settlement was between 40 and 60 million pounds, or $76 million and $92 million, and was given to Ritchie in cash, but the couple refrained from commenting the court decision.
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, and his former wife Mackenzie Scott announced in January 2019 that they were divorcing after 25 years of marriage and the birth of four children.
Scott would get 25 percent of the couple’s Amazon shares- approximately four-percent interest in the firm, which is valued at $38 billion, as part of the settlement, and as Scott has said that she intends to donate at least half of her money to charitable causes.