10 Ultra-Expensive CEO Divorces (PHOTOS)

08/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The world's best CEOs are accustomed to expensive lifestyles, jaunts in private planes and perks galore. But there may be no better evidence of the lavish tastes of top-flight execs than a glimpse into a CEO's divorce proceedings.

Of course, executive divorces are notoriously expensive -- Rupert Murdoch, Jack Welch and Ted Turner have all shelled out tens of millions to settle divorce claims. Recently, Marie Douglas-David, the Sweedish countess who's divorcing former United Technologies CEO George David, said there was no way she could live on $43 million.

We've compiled a list of 10 of the most costly CEO divorces in recent memory. Who got the best divorce settlement? Who got shafted? View our slideshow and VOTE below:




10 CEO Incredibly Expensive Divorces




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