Bernie Ecclestone, with a net worth of $3.8 billion, is the Chief Executive Officer and the president of Formula One Administration and Formula One Management. He is one of the most popular business magnates and the British billionaires, who successfully manage the Formula One racing. Bernie is well-known for his marriages. His divorce from his second wife, Slavica Ecclestone, gathered the large attention of the world.
Bernie Ecclestone is a co-partner in the parent company of the Formula One Management, named Alpha Prema. He is widely known as “F1 Supremo”. He served as the member of the Formula One Constructors Association. He is the former major owner of the Queens Park Rangers F. C., a football club. After divorcing his first wife, Bernie married to a Croatian-born former Armani model, Slavica. The couple had 28 years of age difference and Slavica was 11.5 inches taller than Bernie. The couple has two daughters. Unfortunately, their marriage did not prove successful. After 24 years of marriage, Slavica filed for divorce in the year 2008.
After serving 24 years of marriage, the couple separated in 2009. Bernie paid $1.2 billion to Slavica in the divorce settlement. Due to this, it became one of the most expensive divorces of all time. Though, the divorce was thought to have been settled in the range of $4 million, but, actually, it was settled in one-fourth of the amount expected. From various sources, it was revealed that the final settlement was in the range of $1 to $1.2 billion.
Divorce made Slavica one of the most prosperous women of Britain. According to The Sunday Times 2010 Rich List, Slavica became the richest millionaire after divorce with a wealth of 734 million Euros. Slavica was smart enough to make good use of her settlement money. With this money, she bought toys and other necessary things for her daughters. She also bought a new private airplane, worth $60 million. At the time of divorce, Slavica was the owner of £2.2 billion fortune. Presently, Bernie and Slavica maintain good terms. After divorce, Bernie managed two-thirds of the family’s fortune, which he has established with his great efforts in Formula One. In 2011, he blew 110 million Euros to buy luxurious residences for his two daughters, namely Petra and Tamara.