Definitely one of the perks of marrying a Russian billionaire is that if you later decide to divorce him, you stand to make quite a bit of money!
In papers delivered Monday to both parties, the Geneva Tribunal of First Instance said Dmitry Rybolovlev, an owner of the French soccer club AS Monaco, must pay 4,020,555,987.80 Swiss francs ($4,509,375,184.80) to ex-wife Elena Rybolovleva of Geneva. Both are aged 47.
After six years of acrimonious court dealings, Elena Rybolovleva was also granted a separate $146 million for the two chalets the couple have in Gstaad, Switzerland; she also got two other pieces of real estate in Geneva's ritzy Cologny. The former Mrs. Rybolovleva really cleaned up. Of course, there will be appeals, so she may very well not make off with half of the Rybolovleva potash fertilizer fortune.
She was also won custody of the couple's 13-year-old daughter; her other, adult daughter, Ekaterina, for whom her parents purchased former Citigroup head honcho Sandy Weill's $88 million Central Park West penthouse for her to live in during college, is presumably doing just fine.
[Image of Dmitry Rybolovlev, left, via AP]