Thursday, June 27, 2013
Reuters looks into the divorce of Harold Hamm, the Oklahoman who owns "more oil in the ground than any other American." Hamm has an $11 billion dollar fortune and did not ask his wife (of 25 years) to sign a prenup when they married:
Oklahoma attorneys familiar with the case say a settlement could cost him about $3 billion or more.
That's 60 percent higher than the largest reported divorce settlement - News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch's $1.7 billion pay-out to ex-wife Anna in 1999. Murdoch has filed for divorce from his current wife, Wendi Deng, a spokesman said Thursday, confirming a report by Deadline Hollywood. The media mogul has a prenup, said a person familiar with the matter, but its terms aren't disclosed.
A multi-billion-dollar settlement would vault Sue Ann Hamm, 56, into the ranks of the 20 wealthiest women in America - worth more than Oprah Winfrey, the entertainment mogul whose fortune was estimated by Forbes at $2.8 billion this year.