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Horse Racing Tycoon Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife $1 Billion In Britain's Biggest Ever Divorce Settlement

Max Sherry


Horse Racing Tycoon Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife $1 Billion In Britain's Biggest Ever Divorce Settlement

One of the richest men on the planet just suffered a pretty large dent in his wallet.

Horse racing mogul Sheikh Mohammed has been ordered to pay his ex-wife a whopping $1 billion as the couple finally go their seperate ways.

The hefty payment is actually Britain's biggest ever divorce settlement, surpassing the $830 million awarded to Tatiana Akhmedova following her split from Russian businessman Farkhad Akhmedov.

Various reports suggest Sheikh Mohammed's estimated worth is around $5.5 billion.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

It's understood the rulers of Dubai split up back in 2019, having been married for 16 years.

Now 72-year-old Mohammed - who is also the boss of global horse racing company Godolphin - has had a 73-page court document slid onto his desk, telling him to cough up an extortionate amount of cash.

To break it down, Princess Haya - who is 25 years younger than her ex-husband - will receive $465 million up front as well as $540 million which covers costs for their children until they are adults.

Plus there's a load of other annual multi-million-dollar payments which covers anything from staff to animals.

Interestingly, the Princess has also been awarded a cushty $9 million extra to purchase some race horses of her own, seeing as though she's an Ascot regular after all.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

As Dubai rulers, the High Court documents revealed just how lavish their lifestyle was.

The Princess was reportedly given $150 million a year for household spending alone, while the Sheikh's kids were granted unprecedented access to his $560 million super-yacht and custom Boeing 747 airplane.

She even spent $3.7 million on strawberries in one summer alone.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Dubai, Betting, Horse Racing, Australia

Max Sherry
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