If you've been checking CelebrityNetWorth recently, you've probably seen a few articles about the divorce battle that is currently raging between Chicago hedge fund manager Ken Griffin and his ex-wife Anne Dias. If you'll recall, Anne is the woman who recently requested $1 million PER MONTH in alimony. Anne justified her $1 million alimony request by saying she needed $300k every month for intercontinental private jet travel, $160k for vacation rentals, $60k for office space, $8000 for gifts, $7200 for meals, $6800 for groceries, and–my personal favorite–$2000 for stationary. Well, if you thought these were eyebrow-raising figures, wait till you hear the juicy tidbits we learned from today's court proceedings…
By the way, for those of you who are just hearing this story for the first time, Ken Griffin is the founder and CEO of a hedge fund called Citadel LLC. He started the company in 1990, with just $4.6 million under management. Today, the fund manages $25 billion and Mr. Griffin is personally worth $6.5 billion. Ken and Anne married in July 2003 at the Palace of Versailles in France. They have three children together, all of whom are under the age of 10. This is Ken's second divorce. He paid his previous wife $20 million in the late 90s.
So… earlier today, Anne's lawyers released paperwork that detailed Mr. Griffin's monthly income. These filings claim that Ken's monthly gross income (before taxes) "approaches $100 million." After taxes, he reportedly "averages around $68.5 million."
In case you are wondering, we did the math and that works out to $2,283,333 every single day! That's $95,000 per hour.
Dammit! Why did I choose to start a website?! I should have started a hedge fund!!! Is it too late?