Harold Hamm's Divorce --Could Be World's Most Expensive at $5 Billion+

Posted: Mar. 25th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

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Hamm in a jam!

 Oklahoma oil mogul Harold Hamm may soon head a “world’s most” list of dubious distinction. The filing of divorce papers by his wife of 25 years, Victoria Hamm, could lead to the world’s most expensive divorce settlement. Mr. Hamm owns 68 percent of Continental Resources Oil, which is valued at around $11.3 billion.

Victoria Hamm, Harold’s wife for 25 years, could receive a settlement of more than $5 billion, reports Forbes based on a story broke by Reuters on Friday. Mrs. Hamm, an economist and an attorney, also is the mother of two children with Harold.  She filed the divorce papers l

Reuters compares the potentially record-breaking Hamm settlement to that of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, who they claim paid out $1.7 billion to ex-wife Anna Murdoch (now Anna Mann) in 1999. Forbes couldn’t find evidence that Murdoch parted with nearly that much and no figures were ever made public. A New York Magazine profile on the Murdoch family pegs the number at far less: around $200 million, by no means chump change. In fact, $200 million is the amount Revlon billionaire Ronald Perelman paid out in total to his four ex-wives.