Paul McCartney met Heather Mills for the first time in 1999. They started dating a year later, and he proposed to her in 2001. They got married in 2002, then divorced in 2006. For this, she was awarded $48.7 million. That equates to roughly 35,000 dollars for every day they were married. On top of that, she gets payments of $70,000 per year, plus money to pay for nannies and school for their daughter, Beatrice. Please keep in mind, most of McCartney’s money was earned with the Beatles, who broke up when Mills was 12 months old.
Heather Mills is trying to prove Sir Paul McCartney is worth much more than the £400 million he claimed in their divorce battle.She has told friends she is employing a team of forensic accountants to examine her former husband's finances.In her impromptu press conference after the divorce hearing at the High Court, Miss Mills said: "We all know he's worth £800million. He's been worth £800million for the last 15 years."
Mills says she can't raise Beatrice with just the 50 million and the 70 grand a year.
Miss Mills has told friends she cannot look after Beatrice on £35,000 a year, the sum awarded at the High Court.One said: "Heather says she can prove the amount of money that is being given to look after Bea will not last over the year. She is putting it to the test."Even with Bea travelling in economy Heather says it's not enough. She is keeping every receipt – including her invoice to her security team – to show that £35,000 is just not sufficient."Heather's thinking is that Bea should not be seen to have a different lifestyle when she is with Heather compared to Paul – and she is going about proving that is not possible.
Well, on this one, Mills might be wrong. I think I did read about about a child who was once raised on less than 70 grand a year. I think it was in the Bible.