#2: Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey: $150 million

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Length of Marriage: 26 years
Children: Two
Filed for Divorce: 1995
Amount of Settlement: $150 million
Neil Diamond and Marcia Murphey.
The Skinny: It was marriage number two for Neil Diamond when he married television production assistant Marcia Murphey 1969. Diamond, who had mild success in the late '60s, was about to enter into his golden era: in 1970 he signed to MCA Records and developed the mellow adult contemporary sounds that would define his career. Major hits such as "Sweet Caroline," "I Am... I Said," and "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" followed, and by the end of the '70s Diamond was pulling in an estimated $14 million a year. In 1994, amidst rumors of infidelity on Diamond's part, Murphey filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. While the full amount of the settlement was never publicly revealed, Diamond was quoted as saying at the time: "She deserves half my fortune. I wish her all the happiness $150 million can bring."
With All That Money You Could Buy: 1.1 million sequined shirts

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