It’s never nice to hear about married couples divorcing, but here’s some hope for all you married women worried that you’ll walk away with nothing should your man person leave you. A court in Switzerland has awarded Elena Rybolovlev, the now ex-wife of Russion billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, a tidy R46 billion. The court also gave her custody of their 13-year-old daughter and $146 million in property. The couple had been married for 23 years and the divorce is likely the most expensive in history.
Dmitry Rybolovlev made his billions in potash mining which is used in fertilizers.
“In papers delivered Monday to both parties, the Geneva Tribunal of First Instance said Dmitry Rybolovlev, an owner of the French soccer club AS Monaco, must pay 4,020,555,987.80 Swiss francs ($4,509,375,184.80) to ex-wife Elena Rybolovleva of Geneva. Both are aged 47.
The judgment also granted his ex-wife property worth 130.5 million francs ($146 million) in property in Gstaad, Switzerland, where the couple owned two swanky chalets. It awarded his ex-wife two other pieces of real estate in the ultra-wealthy area of Geneva known as Cologny, where the couple once lived together, but listed no value for either address. And it confirmed her custody of their 13-year-old daughter, Anna. The couple also has an adult daughter, Ekaterina. ” [USA Today]
Now you know.