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Nine-Figure Divorces

The end of a marriage can be disruptive to a wealthy man’s position on power lists

Published: Jun 29, 2013 06:43:23 AM IST
Updated: Jun 27, 2013 05:14:50 PM IST

Nine-Figure Divorces

Pharma billionaire stewart rahr styles himself “The Number One King of All Fun”. His ex-wife, Carol, might disagree. This winter she filed for divorce, and in May Rahr was forced to pay her a reported $250 million settlement. Now worth $1.3 billion, Rahr, it seems, will hang on to his spot on the Forbes 400 (barely). Here are other divorcés who weren’t so lucky.

Nine-Figure Divorces

Roy Disney
Settlement: $600 million
In 2007, at the age of 77, Disney (Walt’s nephew) divorced his 72-year-old wife, Patricia, citing irreconcilable differences after 52 years of marriage.

Nine-Figure Divorces

Joseph Craft
Settlement: $500 million
Craft, CEO of Coal Titan Alliance Resource Partners, divorced his wife, Kathy, in 2011. He gave her half his alliance stake, but he retains voting rights for all shares.
Nine-Figure Divorces

Jefrey Lurie
Settlement: $60 million
The Philadelphia Eagles owner fell off the Forbes 400 list in 2012 after divorcing wife Christina, who was given a minority ownership share of the team.

Images: Stewart Rahr and Disney: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images; Lurie: Getty Images

(This story appears in the 12 July, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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