OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – If anything can screw up a bitter divorce settlement, oil can.
Back in 2014, Oklahoma’s “Continental Resources” oil tycoon Harold Hamm split from his wife Sue Ann Arnall.
The judge gave her $972 million, mostly in cash, based on the share price of Continental’s stock at the time, around $116 and change.
But Arnall pulled an Amy Winehouse and said “no, no, no.”
She wants $266 million for maintenance and upkeep and a greater share of what she says is Hamm’s $18 billion in assets.
She says she’s entitled to because of their 26-year marriage, during which time he made barrels of money in the oil business.
Hamm claims he’s now worth just a little over $9 billion dollars.
Not quite a pauper, but he says he’ll have to borrow money to make a $322 million lump-sum payment to his ex next week.
Just because his name is Hamm doesn’t mean she’s being a pig, but it does prove that in 2015, a billion bucks ain’t what it used to be.