Katie Holmes could make $50 million to divorce Tom Cruise


According to Forbes, Tom Cruise has made over $240 million since he married Katie Holmes in 2006(*), so while there are no specific details about what she's getting paid for her shockingly fast and civil (in this case meaning no leaks to the tabloids about her thoughts on Scientology) divorce settlement from Tom Cruise, suffice to say it will be a lot.

"I probably make the estimate between $20 million to, maybe, 40, 20 to 50," celebrity family attorney Lisa Helfend Meyer told Celebuzz. "A reasonable range, to me, would be between $20 and 30 [million]. Plus, she gets her child support. In California, it's usually 7-10% of a person's income — which, in [Cruise's] case, would make it exorbitant."

Ok but it's not really a good sign when someone gives you an estimate and the last number is 2.5 times the first. "Did you get a good look at the suspect?" "Yes. He was about 6 feet tall. Maybe 15. He was between 6 and 15 feet tall."

(*) $75 million last year, $22M in 2010, $33M in 2009, $13M in 2008, $31M in 2007, and $67M in 2006. The $30M in 2005, the year they started dating, would bring the total to $271 million.

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