A former London oil and gas trader has been ordered to pay his estranged British wife £453 million pounds in one of the biggest divorce settlements in English legal history.
The 61-year- old man, who has not been named, met his wife in 1989 in Moscow where she was studying and they married four years later.
The man made his fortune in Russia’s energy sector, selling shares in a Russian company he set up for $1.37 billion in 2012.
The woman, originally from Eastern Europe was a housewife throughout the marriage, became a British citizen in 2000.
She argued that the wealth was “acquired and built up during their long marriage by the parties’ equal contributions to the welfare of the family”.
The man did not contest the proceedings.
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