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The 5 biggest celebrity divorce settlements in history

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth have called it quits. Source: Getty

Over the weekend, news broke that Miley Cyrus and her husband of one year, Liam Hemsworth, separated.

Cyrus and Hemsworth shared a home in Malibu, which was burnt down by the Woolsey fire last year.

They also share many pets together, and plan on co-parenting them all.

While the pair haven’t officially divorced, with Cyrus’ US$160 million (AU$236 million) net-worth and Hemsworth’s US$26 million net-worth, there will most likely be a million-dollar settlement in tow.

Until that time, Yahoo Finance took a look at some of the biggest celebrity divorce settlements of all time.

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos

Settlement cost: Over US$120 billion

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos announced their divorce earlier this year. Source: Getty

Amazon chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, and his wife, Mackenzie Bezos, announced their divorce earlier this year.

In July, the couple officially finalised their divorce, which left Mackenzie Bezos with an estimated US$83 billion share in Amazon.

Mackenzie Bezos signed a Giving Pledge in which she promised to donate at least half of her assets to charity in her lifetime or her will.

Jeff Bezos’ post-divorce net worth stands at a whopping US$121 billion.

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren

Settlement cost: $147 million

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren divorced after Woods' 2009 cheating scandal. Source: Getty

When Tiger Woods was famously caught in a cheating scandal with 120 women, his then-wife Elin Nordegren made sure she got her share.

In 2010, Forbes reported Nordegren received a whopping US$100 million, which equates to around US$20 million for every year of their marriage.

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving

Settlement cost: $147 million

Michael Douglas and Diandra Douglas had a US$45 million divorce settlement. Source: Getty

Famous director and author Steven Spielberg split from his actress wife Amy Irving in 1989, and lost half his then-fortune in doing so.

Irving reportedly received a whopping US$100 million for the split after the judge declared their prenuptial agreement (which had been written on a napkin) invalid.

Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva

Settlement cost: $118 million

Steven Spielberg and Amy Irving split in 1989. Source: Getty

Kevin Costner filed for divorce in 1994 from his wife Cindy Silva, a move which cost him US$80 million.

The pair had been together since 1978.

Madonna and Guy Ritchie

Settlement cost: $110 million

Guy Ritchie received US$75 million in a divorce settlement from ex-wife Madonna. Source: Getty

The divorce settlement between Madonna and ex-husband Guy Ritchie saw Ritchie take home a whopping US$75 million of Madonna’s US$490 million net worth.

Part of that sum included the couple’s country home in western England, as well as a pub that was co-owned by the couple.

Michael Douglas and Diandra Douglas

Settlement cost: $66 million

Michael Douglas’ ex-wife Diandra Douglas battled her way to a US$45 million payout.

On top of the settlement, she tried to sue Michael Douglas for a share of profits from his movie Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

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