(Reuters) – The founder of Amazon (AMZN.O), Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, and his wife MacKenzie, who announced Wednesday their divorce, are the latest of the two. a long line of rich and powerful couples whose marriages have come to an end, often with a high price.

PHOTO: 89th Academy Awards – Vanity Fair Oscars – Beverly Hills, California, USA – 26/02/17 – Jeff Bezos from Amazon and his wife MacKenzie Bezos. REUTERS / Danny Moloshok

Here are others:

STEVEN AND ELAINE WYNN

Steve Wynn and his wife Elaine divorced for the second time in early 2010, with the casino owner in Las Vegas having agreed to pay him $ 741 million in shares in his company, Wynn Resorts (WYNN.O). The couple reunited at the university and began with a 23-year-old marriage in 1963, which ended with a first divorce in 1986. They remarried five years later.

HAROLD HAMM AND SUE ANN ARNALL

Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm and Sue Ann Arnall, an economist and lawyer, ended their 27-year marriage in 2015, with Continental Resources' Managing Director (CLR.N) writing to him. a check for nearly $ 975 million. Arnall appealed to the court for a larger settlement, but was denied because she had already deposited the check.

KIRK KERKORIAN AND LISA BONDER

Investor Kirk Kerkorian reportedly agreed to pay his wife Lisa Bonder, a 28-day old professional tennis player, $ 10.25 million in child care and $ 100,000 a month when their long and bizarre divorce proceedings would have been settled in 2010. The couple had been involved since 1986, but married only after she became pregnant with a girl in 1997. Kerkorian's lawyers claimed that He could not be the biological father of the child because he was sterile, while Bonder claimed that his father's claim was aimed solely at maintaining a virile image. .

BILL AND SUE GROSS

Bill Gross, founder of PIMCO Fixed Income Investment Management Company, and his ex-wife Sue led a bitter legal battle after suing in 2016 to end their 31-year marriage. Sue Gross ended up with about half of Gross's fortune, which would have yielded about $ 2.5 billion at the time, in a settlement including their $ 36 million home located in Laguna Beach, California.

RUPERT MURDOCH AND ANNA TORV

The media mogul, Rupert Murdoch and Anna Torv, ended their marriage for 31 years in 1999. Torv, a Scottish journalist and novelist, was Murdoch's second wife and was the mother of their adult children, Elisabeth, Lachlan and James . It would have received $ 1.7 million, mainly in shares of News Corp (NWSA.O). Torve, now known as Anna Murdoch Mann, and Murdoch both remarried.

DONALD TRUMP, IVANA TRUMP AND MARLA MAPLES

Real estate promoter and baron of casinos, the future president of the United States, Donald Trump, had two divorces in the 90s that occupied the tabloid newspapers of New York City. It is first the end of Trump's 15 years of marriage in 1992 with Ivana Trump, a former Czech model and businesswoman and mother of Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka Trump, in which she received a settlement that would have cost between $ 14 and $ 25 million. million, plus child support and child support. Trump's second marriage – with actress Marla Maples, mother of Tiffany Trump – was shorter and less expensive. Maples would have settled for $ 2 million when the couple separated after six years in 1999. Trump married his current wife, Melania, in 2005. They have a son, Barron.

Report by Peter Szekely; edited by Jonathan Oatis
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