Forbes says that an impending divorce between an Oklahoma oil billionaire and his lawyer/economist wife may set a world record:
On Friday, Reuters published an exhaustive investigation into the impending divorce of Oklahoma oil mogul Harold Hamm. As of Forbes’ 2013 World’s Billionaires list, Hamm is worth $11.3 billion, the vast majority held in shares of his oil giant Continental Resources, the biggest player in the booming Bakken shale region of North Dakota.
His second wife, lawyer and economist Sue Ann Hamm, filed for divorce last year; she has since alleged that Harold was cheating on her, per Reuters’ reporting. The news wire posits that if the couple didn’t sign a prenuptial agreement, Sue Ann could receive half of Harold’s 68% stake in Continental. In essence, the entirely self-made oilman could lose control over the company he founded in 1967.