Russian football baron's ex-wife gets $4.48bn from divorce
19 May 2014, 20:44
Geneva - A Swiss court has awarded the ex-wife of the Russian billionaire owner of French football club AS Monaco the equivalent of half his fortune in their divorce, a Geneva daily reported Monday.
Le Temps said that the Geneva court had on May 13 ordered Dmitry Rybolovlev to hand over four billion Swiss francs (3.3 billion euros, $4.48 billion) to his former wife Elena, who lives in the Swiss city.
No immediate comment was available from the Geneva court.
Rybolovlev and his ex-wife have been battling since 2008 over the terms of their divorce, as she sought a major slice of his estimated nine-billion-dollar fortune, which he made in the potassium industry.
His ex-wife reportedly also won custody of the couple's 13-year-old daughter, as well as his half of the property deeds to their former home in Coligny, an upscale area of Geneva.
The couple had been married for 23 years.