Ruler of Dubai ordered to pay record $730M to ex-wife and their kids

The ruler of Dubai was ordered to pay his princess ex-wife and their children more than $730 million in the most expensive divorce settlement in British history.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, 72, was ordered in London’s High Court to pay the staggering amount to sixth wife Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein — who had been used to “limitless” funding before fleeing their marriage in 2019 after cheating with a bodyguard who blackmailed her.

The sheikh was given three months to come up with a $333 million lump sum for the princess — as well as more than $16 million he owed for the education of their children, Jalila, 14, and Zayed, 9.

He was also ordered to create a bank guarantee of $385 million to cover future payments for the kids, who live with their mom in a mansion near London’s Kensington Palace worth more than $115 million.

“I remind myself that money was no object during the marriage,” Judge Philip Moor wrote in his record-setting ruling.

In addition, the settlement included nearly $18 million for jewelry and more than $1 for haute couture that the princess left in Dubai when she fled — as well as $6.5 million for annual vacations.

Source: NYPost

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