Divorce is expensive, but it’s especially a huge dent in the wallet of Mel Gibson. His divorce from wife Robyn Moore was finalized Friday. Merry Christmas Mel, Robyn gets half of everything.
Friday, in a Los Angeles courtroom, Robyn walked away with half of Gibson’s estimated $850 million fortune. He and Moore were married for almost thirty years and have seven children together.
Moore, 55 will receive what is being heralded as the biggest divorce settlement in Hollywood history. Considering Gibson was just beginning his superstar career, the couple did not have a pre-nuptial agreement. They met in the late 1970’s shortly after Gibson finished his breakout role in Mad Max.
According to California divorce law, Moore was legally entitled to half of everything he earned while they were married. Of his estimated $850 million in assets, Gibson raked in $600 million from The Passion of the Christ alone. He owned over $100 million in real estate investments worldwide.
The real estate investments include the island in Fiji the actor bought for $15 million in 2005. The film and television projects he produced brought in another cool $75 million. Moore has already received two Malibu homes worth approximately $22 million as part of her settlement.
Another down side to not having a pre-nup, Moore will receive half of all of the television and film residuals Gibson receives. This will be the case for the rest of Gibson’s life. Gibson will be paying Moore off indefinitely.
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