The 10 most expensive divorce settlements in history

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Plenty of celebrities have been on the wrong end of a costly divorce settlement, including Paul McCartney, Madonna, Tiger Woods, and even President Donald Trump.

Though each of those settlements were worth tens of millions of dollars, they pale in comparison to the most expensive divorce settlements of all time.

That dubious list is reserved for settlements worth hundreds of millions of dollars — and in a few eye-popping cases, $ 1 billion or more.

Read on to see the most expensive divorce settlements of all time:

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10. Bob Johnson and Sheila Crump Johnson, 2002 — $ 400 million

Television moguls Bob Johnson and Sheila Johnson were married from 1969 to 2002, and during their time together cofounded the network Black Entertainment Television.

In 2000, the couple became the first African-American billionaires, and when the couple divorced two years later, Sheila Johnson walked away with $ 400 million, according to ABC News.

In a twist of fate, Sheila later married the judge who presided over her divorce.

9. Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore, 2006 — $ 425 million

The nearly half-a-million-dollar settlement between actor Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore remains the largest Hollywood divorce payout in history.

The settlement totaled half of the actor’s net worth at the time.

8. Craig McCaw and Wendy McCaw, 1997 — $ 460 million

Cell phone industry pioneer Craig McCaw and newspaper publisher Wendy McCaw amicably divorced in 1997, with the settlement estimated to exceed $ 460 million in Nextel stock, according to Forbes.

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