Dmitry Rybolovlev Coughs Up Biggest Divorce Settlement in History

by: Joseph On  Thursday, May 22, 2014

Dmitry Rybolovlev (Photo: AP)

You might not be familiar with the name Elena Rybolovelva, but as the ex-wife of Russian oligarch and billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, she’s broken a world record that’s more valuable than most. She has been awarded the largest divorce settlement in the history of the modern world—exactly 4,020,555,987 Swiss francs and 20 centimes, which comes to about $4.8 billion.

The unprecedented decision was made by a Swiss court, and the crazy thing is that Elena Rybolovelva isn’t even finished.  According to an article in the New York Daily News, she also has here eyes on the $88 million New York apartment owned by the Russian “fertilizer king.”

You can read that article here, which also includes a full breakdown on that massive divorce award. The decision was handed down five years after the divorce was filed by Elena Rybolovelva, which ended their 26-year marriage due to a pattern of infidelity on the part of Dmitry Rybolovlev. I hope it was worth it.