The previous record payout in a divorce case was the $1.7 billion awarded Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife Anna in 1999.
It looks like Sue Ann Hamm, who filed for divorce from Harold Hamm last year could top that by several billion.
Hamm says she is ending the marriage because she found out her husband was having an affair. Sue Ann is a former executive at Continental and claims she was a major part of building the company with Harold.
Hamm is on the Forbes list of richest American’s with an estimated net worth of $11.3 billion dollars.
There is a question about the date of the divorce filing, read more details here.
The attorney who represented Anna Murdoch says Sue Ann "has got to be looking for a couple of billion dollars."