What Will Elon Musk’s Divorce Mean for His Vast Wealth?

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(Newswire.net — April 7, 2016) — For those of you who don’t watch The Big Bang Theory or follow global business news, Elon Musk is one of the richest and most powerful businessmen on the planet. He was born in South Africa and from that day in 1971 he has set out to become one of the richest men around. He has had many fingers in many pies over the years including being the founder of SpaceX and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, among others. Now a little while ago Musk married a little-known English actress by the name of Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn (I don’t know what her parents were thinking), who has achieved a little fame in films such as The Boat the Rocked, Thor 2: The Dark World, and St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold (like her parents, I also don’t know what the movie producers were thinking). Anyway, they got married, divorced, got married again, and are now getting divorced again … It’s like Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, except there’s supreme talent.

What This Means for Musk’s Finances

You have to hope that Musk has a good divorce lawyer as he is apparently worth $14 billion. Back in 2012 when the couple first split, Musk was only worth a paltry $680 million and Talulah managed to get $4.2 million, a car, and some watches which isn’t bad for someone billed as ‘Asgardian Nurse’ in a sub-par Marvel sequel. Hop forward four years and like I said Musk has managed to add on over $13 billion to his piggy bank, which, you guessed it, Talulah wants a bit more than she got last time. Now because of California divorce law, she is entitled to half of every penny he has made during their marriage, which happens to include some prime real estate: a $17 million, 20,000+-square-foot mansion in Bel Air… Little Brit girl did good!

What Will Happen Now?

The first time the couple divorced in 2012 they had a legally binding prenuptial agreement that enabled a fair distribution of the funds as determined at the start of their two-year marriage. No words so far have been written on whether they have a second prenuptial agreement as of course prenups don’t get carried over to the second marriage between two people. A new one needs to be drawn up, but we don’t know whether this is the case this time around. If no agreement has been made then she could be looking at a fairly hefty chunk of that $14 billion. This messy LA divorce doesn’t end here, though, as not only is she after a chunk of his existing – what can only be assumed to be a giant room filled with rubies, diamonds, and gold doubloons – fortune, Talulah also believes she is entitled to spousal support. Now from what I can understand about spousal support, it’s given when one member of the split union will not be able to support themselves sufficiently on their current earnings… Now that just doesn’t sound right in Ms. Riley’s case, does it.

Now I wonder what will happen in the other big California divorce between Scream Queen Drew Barrymore and art consultant Will Kopelman.