Two of Australia’s biggest billionaire power couples are breaking up, the Forrests and the Cannon-Brookes. That follows the Gates family, the Bezos family, Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch.
Given that money is a key stress in normal relationships, why do billionaire couples struggle to hang on?
On today’s episode of The Briefing, we explore the pain of mega-rich matrimony with one of New York’s leading divorce lawyers, Dror Bikel.
“These high-powered, successful billionaires often leave a train wreck of a social life. The classic example, frankly, is Elon Musk. He owns so many foundational, important, cutting-edge companies and it’s nonstop. He’s been in and out of many more relationships. He actually was married to the same woman more than once and the trail of destruction on his social life is a direct consequence of I think his non-stop ambition, and that’s what happens with some people”
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