The McCartney divorce gripped the public’s attention as intensely as Prince Charles’ and Princess Diana’s separation once did. With the court urging a mutual financial accord, it ultimately fell to the judge to decree the final settlement figures.
From his vast fortune of £800 million, Sir Paul initially put forth £15.8 million for Heather, which paled in comparison to her asking price of £125 million. The resolution? A court-ordered £24.3 million that Heather accepted. Heather voiced concerns that their daughter Beatrice, only four years old then, would have to endure ‘B’ class travel while her father enjoyed ‘A’ class. Yet, with the sizable settlement, it seems improbable that the ‘B class’ will be in their future. Many might argue that Heather’s take from the payment should be sufficient, especially considering Sir Paul’s wealth was amassed long before their paths crossed. But that’s just one perspective—what’s yours?
The culmination of Sir Paul McCartney’s and Heather Mills’ marital dissolution came from a hefty settlement awarded to Mills. A British judge decreed McCartney to part with £24.3 million—translating to roughly $48.7 million then. This total encompassed a direct payment of $33 million alongside assets worth over $15 million, including real estate. While this amount was considerable, it fell short of Mills’ initial claim of nearly $250 million. Despite this, Mills publicly stated she was satisfied with the financial resolution.