Mel Gibson’s Billion-Dollar Divorce

After 28 years of marriage and seven kids, Mel Gibson’s wife Robyn filed for divorce Monday in California. With no pre-nup in sight, Mel may have to pony up half his fortune to his soon-to-be ex—more than FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. [People] — Um, how do you say “$h*@!” in Yucatec? People Magazine quoted Los Angeles family lawyer Lynn Soodik as saying, “This could easily be one of the biggest divorce settlements in Hollywood history.”

Among others to shell it out:

  • Michael Jordan had to part with $168 million in his 2006 divorce from wife Juanita.
  • Neil Diamond paid his ex Marcia Murphey $150 million in 1994.
  • Steven Spielberg parted with $100 million in his 1989 divorce from Amy Irving.

Still, none of these come close to what Mel will lose. So what exactly does Gibson own that wife Robyn has a claim to?

  • A $15 million island in Fiji
  • The $600 million grossed by “The Passion of the Christ”
  • A 400-acre ranch in Costa Rica worth $26 million
  • A sizable jewelry collection Robyn amassed over the years
  • A home in the ritzy California haven of Malibu

And that’s just to name a few. Here’s hoping the divorce goes smoothly and that their only child under 18 (Thomas, 10) doesn’t suffer too much in the process.

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