On May 3, news of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates’ divorce hit the media. This came as a surprise to many, especially after a 27-year marriage.

Announcing their separation on Twitter, the couple said that they will continue their joint work on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which funds programs in global health, gender equality, education and other causes.

This will not be the first big divorce to be announced, below are some of the 5 most expensive divorces of all time:


5. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – $100 million.

Fans were thrown for a loop when it was announced in September 2016 that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt after 11 years together.

After the split, the “By the Sea” actress’ lawyer, Robert Offer, said that her decision to separate was “for the health of the family.”

Brad released his own statement shortly after, telling People, “I’m very sad about this, but what’s most important now is the well-being of our children.”

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The couple, who have six children together, have reportedly spent more than $1 million in legal fees alone as they try to reach a settlement, and it’s reported to be “one of the most expensive divorce cases in Hollywood history.”

Although a settlement has yet to be reached, Brad Angelia has reportedly offered $100 million.