Nr 8 – V. Stiviano
Gold Digger, V. Stiviano did ok during her two and half years relationship with Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers but when the relationship ended, she wasn’t entirely satisfied with a $1.8 million duplex and several luxury cars, including a Ferrari, a Bentley, and a Range Rover.
So, she made public, a recording of Sterling that was deemed racist and public uproar led to a lifetime ban for Sterling by the NBA and a fine of $2.5 million.
But after a lawsuit by Sterling’s wife, Shelly, the Los Angeles Superior Court ordered Stiviano to surrender the $1.8 million duplex and return $800,000 lavished on her in cash, plus the luxury cars which led to Stiviano calling Shelly the “Wicked Witch of the West”.
Nr 7 – Crystal Haris
Playboy cover girl, Crystal Haris, is just one in a long line of woman that married Playboy owner, Hugh Hefner. At the time, she was 27 and Hefner was 86.
After Haris signed a prenuptial agreement, the couple married in 2012 and apparently, the age difference made no difference to Hefner who said he just wanted to spend as much time as he could with his beautiful wife.
Haris did ok with all the perks of living in the Hefner mansion and being the wife of Hefner has made her a wealthy woman.
Nr 6 – Anna Nicole Smith
Former topless stripper, Anna Nicole Smith, could be defined as the epitome of a Gold Digger.
In 1994, while working as a topless stripper, the 24 year old bombshell met Texas oil magnate J. Howard Marshall II and the couple were married shortly afterwards.
Marshal’s family were not happy with the marriage arrangement, but their fears were subdued when following the death of the Oil tycoon, Anna Nicole received nothing in his will.
That prompted Anna to start a legal battle for a share in his estate which was still being contested 10 years later when Anna mysteriously died from a drug overdose ruled to be suicide.
Despite becoming a playboy playmate, starring in the odd film and having her own reality tv show, the Anna Nicole had very little to show at the time of her death.
Nr 5 – Gabriel Aubry
Being a gold digger is not strictly exclusive to woman. Good looking Canadian male model, Gabriel Aubry, is proof of that!
After meeting hollywood star Halle Berry, on a photoshoot in 2005, the couple started dating.
Not long afterwards they had a child together, but by 2010, the couple separated and during the divorce proceedings, an acrimonious custody battle began.
Aubry, claimed he wanted full custody of their little girl along with $20,000 per month for child support.
He finally squeezed $16,000 per month from Berry plus a retro pay out of $115,000.
Of her ex, Berry says, ‘‘He’s a bum who needs to get a job instead of living off my money for child support.’’
Nr 4 – Oksana Grigorieva
Russian song writer, Oksana Grigorieva thought she had it good when claiming a huge settlement fee for alleged domestic abuse by Australian blockbuster star, Mel Gibson.
The couple had a child together, and when their relationship ended, Gibson’s legal team offered her $15 million provided she kept quiet about tape recordings of Gibson’s alleged abuse.
Oksana, turned down the offer and the courts instead ordered a $750,000 settlement made in three payments.
In 2016, Oksana made the mistake of revealing the damning audio tapes after receiving only one payment of $250.000.
In breach of the agreement to keep quiet, Gibson was let off the hook and now doesn’t have to pay the outstanding two payments equalling $500,000 resulting in Oksana only receiving 1/60 of the original $15 million deal.
Nr 3 – Alfonso Diez
Perhaps considered to be one of the most blatant gold diggers ever known, Alfonso Diez a 60 years old civil servant married The Duchess of Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart.
With a hideously disfigured face from multitudes of plastic surgery, The Duchess was 85 at the time.
With a net worth of over 3.5 million dollars, it wasn’t too surprising that Diez didn’t seem to notice her looks, however, disapproval of the marriage came from as high as the King of Spain.
The family of the Duchess were particularly concerned about the gold digger getting his hands on her fortune and to allay their fears, she awarded them their inheritance before she died at age 88.
Nr 2 – Darva Conger
Darva Conger, was an emergency room nurse before being selected as the winner on the reality tv show ‘Who Wants To Marry A Multi Millionaire?’
Appearing on the show was supposed millionaire Rick Rockwell, who chose Conger and the couple married right then and there.
As part of her prize, she received a three carat diamond ring and other prizes worth over $100, 000 dollars, but a mere seven weeks later, Darva tried to get the marriage annulled with the claim that Rockwell wasn’t actually a millionaire.
A few months later, and a far cry from her days as a nurse, Conger received $ 1.8 million dollars for appearing in Playboy magazine.
Nr 1 – Heather Mills
Sir Paul McCartney was still recovering from the loss of his first wife to breast cancer when he married Heather Mills in 2002,
Heather Mills was a former model who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident and it’s suggested that during their marriage, she received an annual allowance of €460,000, a credit card and jewellery totalling €338,000 and she was also given €641,000 to buy an office in West London.
The couple had a daughter together, but the marriage only lasted six years.
As a divorce settlement, Mills was seeking a total of $125,000, and was finally awarded $70 million dollars, but that didn’t bother her too much as she went on to marry super wealthy media tycoon Rupert Murdoch.