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Divorces of the Rich and Famous

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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EASY LAY-UP Jordan

NBA legend Michael Jordan, whose endorsements with Nike, Gatorade, McDonalds, Hanes, Ballpark Franks, and myriad other corporations made him one of the highest-paid athletes of all time, just signed a $168 million divorce settlement with ex-wife Juanita Jordan. As part of the deal, Juanita will also get the couple's seven-acre estate in Chicago and custody of their three children.

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The Great One isn't alone in the pantheon of astronomical post-breakup payouts. In fact, if you were to rank him alongside some other celebrity cash-outs, he'd be watching from the bench. Radar's compiled a list of some of recent history's costliest splits to help put Jordan's settlement in perspective.

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