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UK’s Most Expensive Divorces Ever

, / May 4, 2014

5. Pamela Morgan Bell – £80 million

Morgan Bell is the ex-wife of Steve Morgan, who founded the Flintshire-based Redrow housebuilder. Apart from her 2000 divorce settlement, the 60-year-old has other assets.

4. Galina Besharova – £100 million

London-based Besharova,  the former wife of the late Boris Berezovsky, obtained a “quickie” divorce in 2010, giving her £100m.

3. Diana Jenkins – £150 million

Jenkins established her own business in London after arriving from Sarajevo in 1992. Jenkins chairs Neuro Drinks and owns Melissa Odabash swimwear. The California resident received £150m for her divorce from London banker Roger Jenkins. She is committed to her charity work in the Balkans.

2. Irina Malandina – £155 million

The former wife of Roman Abramovich, received a £155m divorce settlement in 2007 that included a £12m West Sussex estate.

1. Slavica Ecclestone – £740 million

The former model became one of the richest women in Britain after her 2009 divorce from Bernie Ecclestone, the commercial brains behind Formula One. Much of the family’s £2.2bn wealth was held in her name in offshore trusts. It is thought Bernie kept 66% of the fortune from his involvement with F1. She told her native Croatian press recently: “My daughters want me to move to LA. Taxes are too high in London. I need to take care of myself. I am not broke but taxmen are awful.”