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March 17, 2008

What price dignity

Heather Mills married Paul McCartney on 11 June, 2002. On 30, July 2006 McCartney filed for divorce. Four years is 1460 days. Add another 29 and 30 days for June and July of 2006 and we get 1519 days or 36,456 hours.*

Astute Flea-readers may already see where I am going with this.

On March 17, 2008 Heather Mills was awarded £24.3m as her divorce settlement.** This figure equals £666 per hour or US$1333 at today's rate of exchange thereby easily trumping Ashley Alexandra Dupre's reported $1000 per hour. I realize Dupre is taking a hit in comparison but, hey, at least she can still say she is an honest woman.

* Giving credit for whole days at both ends; there may be a leap day to consider but this is a hand waving exercise.
** £16.5m lump sum, including £2.5m to buy London property, £7.8m assets and £35,000 a year for daughter Beatrice (plus nanny and school fees).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 17, 2008 06:41 PM


It has always been my assertion that women are like automobiles. Unless you can find a particularly reliable low-maintenance model, it is always cheaper to lease or rent.

Posted by: dpatten [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2008 09:17 AM

I am going to duck and hide under a table now.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 18, 2008 09:23 AM