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Old 11-13-2007, 07:47 PM   #31
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Default Re: MJ's divorce may cost him 168 million dollars.

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To most of us, 168 million dollars worth more than your best friend. I can buy a best friend matter of fact. His name is called Ferrari FXX.:

What best friend?

Maaaan, divorce laws ****ing suck ass.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:52 PM   #32
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MJ makes that in a month off of gutter rats spending their whole paycheck on a pair of $100 MJ jeans and $180 on a zip up MJ sweatshirt. 180 million to MJ is like a $1000 to you or me.

Jordan isn't a billionaire...
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:03 PM   #33
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Default Re: MJ's divorce may cost him 168 million dollars.

I disagree with you guys about marriage. If you don't think that money is both of theirs, then you don't see marriage as the permanent partnership that it is intended to be.

In most marriages (at least) one person has to sacrafice their career to let the other one live out theirs. It's rare that the best jobs for each partner exist in the same city, and can be lived out to the very fullest without the other person stepping back into a supporting role. How much did MJ help out around the house with raising the kids and all that? Is that stuff not important? Shouldn't MJ have sacrificed his career a little bit so that he could be around the house more often to do some of the laundry and help teach the kids to read?

Just seems wrong to say after the fact that what she contributed to the marriage wasn't important. If she wasn't contributing to the marriage during year 1, year 2, year 3, etc, he should have gotten a divorce way back then. If she was contributing, then why isn't the money both of theirs?
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:50 PM   #34
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Default Re: MJ's divorce may cost him 168 million dollars.

even with a pre-nupt all assets MJ obtained after being married would, by law, be split 50/50 husband and wife. at least that's how it works in california. pre-nupts are used mainly to protect assets that one had before entering the marriage.


I wonder how much is MJ paying per month for those 3 kids?... it could easily be in the 35-50k a month range.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:05 AM   #35
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Default Re: MJ's divorce may cost him 168 million dollars.

Never thought I'd say it.

Poor MJ.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:29 AM   #36
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would have been cheaper to pay the extortion money to his ex-mistress and not get divorced. too bad his wife is the one with the business degree.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:05 PM   #37
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damn her and heather mills must be in cahoots. this is rediculous i wouldn't even be mad if she got 50 mil but 168 seems a little bit much
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:13 PM   #38
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i dont think thats fair to MJ. Bottom line is that its his money, he earned it.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:16 PM   #39
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You guys have some messed up views of women.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:30 PM   #40
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Default Re: MJ's divorce may cost him 168 million dollars.

doubt his lifestyle in terms of expenditures would change a ton after this divorce settlement unless he's spending something crazy like $10 million a year!?! the only real change is that mj probably won't be able to shop for a majority-sized stake in an nba team anymore, but he can always join as partners. it's probably better for him to not have full control and majority financial responsibility of an nba team anyway since he probably isn't going to be a good owner who makes wise player investment decisions. drafting kwame brown and calling darius miles one of the top talens?? mj's goat player status hasn't really translated into goat gm level status.

besides, even after this huge breakoff from his dough to his ex-wife, most of the money is all probaby going back to his own kids eventually later anyway unless she hates her own kids and doesn't want to pass anything down to them in the will. $168 million is a sh!t load that most of us and our ancestors will never cumulatively acquire for several generations, but mj is still going to be very well off in this life with his $250 million left. with that bank, it's hardly going to change much. he's still going to live in the same kind of house; he's still going to own and drive the same exotic vehicles; he's still going to travel and vacation in the most exclusive resorts of the world; and he's still going to live the way that he's been living now... except he doesn't have to report to his wife. as for the money, it's really just a temporary name-change, but like i said, most of it will eventually all go to go back to his own kids anyway, so it doesn't really matter in terms of that outlook.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:38 PM   #41
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Default Re: MJ's divorce may cost him 168 million dollars.

Why doesn't he just hire some bum to off her? With all of his money, he could probably make it look real convincing too.

Dump truck runs over her car, hired killer gets capped, hired killer to kill the hired killer gets lit on fire, hired killer to kill the killer who lit the hired killer who capped the hired killer gets poisoned and so on.

Dead ex plus no trail. It's a perfect plan.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:48 PM   #42
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Default Re: MJ's divorce may cost him 168 million dollars.

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I disagree with you guys about marriage. If you don't think that money is both of theirs, then you don't see marriage as the permanent partnership that it is intended to be.

In most marriages (at least) one person has to sacrafice their career to let the other one live out theirs. It's rare that the best jobs for each partner exist in the same city, and can be lived out to the very fullest without the other person stepping back into a supporting role. How much did MJ help out around the house with raising the kids and all that? Is that stuff not important? Shouldn't MJ have sacrificed his career a little bit so that he could be around the house more often to do some of the laundry and help teach the kids to read?

Just seems wrong to say after the fact that what she contributed to the marriage wasn't important. If she wasn't contributing to the marriage during year 1, year 2, year 3, etc, he should have gotten a divorce way back then. If she was contributing, then why isn't the money both of theirs?
The best job Juanita Jordan could have possibly had was in the city of Chicago, becoming Juanita Jordan.

I don't have any sympathy for MJ; if he's going to take those marriage vows and break them then he's going to pay the price, which is in this case half of his material wealth. And really, in a way he's losing nothing, because all of her money is going to go to their kids anyhow. But if you think that theirs was a financially equal partnership then you're kidding yourself. Unless she turned down the opportunity to help run Microsoft to marry the man there is absolutlely nothing that she was going to do with her life that would have made her 168 million dollars. Or a hundred mil. or even 10. There are well-educated people out there that will not even earn 3 million over the span of their lifetimes. I don't know what Mrs Jordan did before she married MJ but I'd wager any amount of money you want to that it wasn't nearly as lucrative a profession as marriage has turned out to be. And no, ordering around their maids and chauffeur and emotionally supporting their kids is not worth 168 mil. Women raise kids and do far more housework every day for husbands that are making 50k, or 100k, or whatever...and then, there are also lots of women out there that don't even get that, just raising kids on welfare and McDonald's. Here's the reality: Young MJ got Juanita pregnant, so he married her. Without a pre-nup, which all smart wealthy people get these days to avoid precisely what MJ is going through right now. This has nothing to do with what she "deserves." Do the wives of the rich deserve more than the poor after a divorce? Of course not, that doesn't make any sense. It's just another case of the law (which is most definitely not always right) determining terms.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:54 PM   #43
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This is a reason not to get married.

Women are evil.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:55 PM   #45
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Default Re: MJ's divorce may cost him 168 million dollars.

RMWG, if your view is that the person who earns more is worth more, you shouldn't get married. You need to view someone as your 100% equal in order to have a healthy relationship. Otherwise, we're talking about someone to run errands for you, and for you to boss around. That's called a servant, and if you're rich, you can hire one any time.

If she was nothing more than a nanny and personal assistant to him all these years, then he's dumb for marrying her in the first place and not catching on sooner. If on the other hand, she provided emotional support, had equal say in all the important decisions, and took a step back so that he could become the greatest player ever, that money is as much hers as his.

That's how the law looks at marriage, and how you should too. It's a life-long commitment, not a 3-year business deal.
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