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List of the most expensive celebrity divorces ranked by fame and popularity. When celebrities get married it is rarely “'till death do us part.” More often than not, Hollywood marriages end in divorce, and some of the divorces can be costly. One Hollywood superstar even paid out over $400 million in a divorce settlement.

Who is the most famous celebrity who had an expensive divorce? Madonna tops our list. The “Material Girl” and "Snatch" director Guy Richie were married from 2000-2008. It is estimated that Madonna paid out $76-$92 million to Richie in the divorce settlement. She is the only woman that made our list.

Mel Gibson was married to Robin Moore Gibson from 1980-2011. Gibson has said that their separation actually began in 2006, one day after his DUI arrest. It is estimated that Gibson paid out $425 million to his ex-wife. This is the most expensive celebrity divorce to date. Chicago Bull's player Michael Jordan comes in second. The NBA all-star paid his ex-wife Juanita $168 million in their divorce settlement. Other famous people who have had expensive divorces include Donald Trump, Phil Collins, and Paul McCartney.

Are you surprised by the amounts of these celebrity divorce settlements? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 22 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces
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Mel Gibson was married to Robyn Gibson from 1980-2011. Gibson has said that their separation actually began in 2006, one day after his DUI arrest. It is estimated that Gibson paid out $425 million to his ex-wife.

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Age: 61

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Braveheart, Signs, Lethal Weapon, The Patriot

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 22 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces
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Michael Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy from 1989-2006. They had previously filed for divorce in 2002, but they briefly reconciled. It is estimated that Jordan paid Juanita $168 million in the divorce settlement.

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Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Actor, Athlete

Credits: Michael Jordan to the Max, Michael Jordan: His Airness, Playground, He Got Game

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Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 22 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces
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Neil Diamond was married to Marcia Murphey from about 1970 to about 1994. It is estimated that he paid her $150 million in the divorce settlement. He has been married to Katie McNeil since 2012.

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Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer

Credits: Shrek, Pulp Fiction, Donnie Brasco, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

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Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 22 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces
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Garth Brooks was married to Sandy Mahl from 1986-2001. It is estimated that he paid her $125 million in the divorce settlement. Brooks has been married to Trisha Yearwood since 2005.

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Music artist

Credits: Garth Live from Central Park, Saturday Night Live 25, Frequency, Garth Brooks: Live from Las Vegas

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