Ex-wife gets £453 million divorce payment

11 May 2017

A 61-year-old Russian billionaire and former oil and gas trader, who met and married his 41-year-old estranged wife in Moscow before moving to Surrey, has been ordered to pay her £453m in a divorce settlement at the High Court in London.

Mr Justice Haddon-Cave said he had awarded the woman 41.5% of the “total marital assets”. It has been described as one of the biggest awards made by a UK court. The judge also made a ruling preventing the man, from the Caucasus, and the woman, born in Eastern Europe, from being identified.

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