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Russell Brand to Katy Perry:

I Don't Want Your Money

2/8/2012 7:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Russell Brand
is entitled to approximately $20 million of Katy Perry's fortune ... but TMZ has learned he will not take a single penny of it.

Russell's lawyer filed final divorce papers Tuesday ... although the judge will make the divorce official on June 30, because there's a 6 month waiting period.

Informed sources tell TMZ ... Russell and Katy did NOT have a prenup. As a result, everything they earned during their 14-month marriage is community property -- which means they're each entitled to 50% of the pot.

Katy made $44 million between May, 2010 and May, 2011 -- according to Forbes. The couple married in October, 2010, so Russell could have scored a fortune if he exercised his community property rights. 

But here's the deal. As one source put it, "This divorce is as amicable as it gets, and Russell was a mensch (Yiddish for a good person)." He doesn't want Katy's money. He's happy to walk away with the money he earned -- which is far less than what Katy raked in.

So we gotta ask ...

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136.

brad    

If Katy wants to go out with another TV or movie star, I'd like to see Katy go out with a guy like Taylor Kitsch. He's close to Katy's age and he seems like he would appeal to about 90% of the women out there. He doesn't seem to be as quirky, weird, and funny as Russell though if that's Katy's "type".

I think he's about to be a big "A list" movie star if he isn't already. He has a few big budget movies coming out soon. He's the leading man in "John Carter" ... a big budget Sci/Fi/Adventure movie.

Anyway, if Hollywood is really like high school, then you'd sort of expect a popular girl like Katy to be dating a guy like Taylor ... the guy played fullback for the football team on "Friday Night Lights".

965 days ago
137.

Gregster    

Just goes to show that all else being equal, men marry for love and women marry for money.

965 days ago
138.

Dress4Less    

There are still good guys out there... http://www.celebritydress4less.com/russel-brand-takes-the-high-road-with-katy-perry/

965 days ago
139.

Dress4Less    

There are still good guys out there... http://www.celebritydress4less.com/russel-brand-takes-the-high-road-with-katy-perry/

965 days ago
140.

jess    

A gentlemanly move--didn't know that was possible in the thirty mile zone.

965 days ago
141.

Maria     

He is doing that to keep her with him,he stills love her she doesn't ! what a strategic move lol lol ,he is smart ! plus he wants to be in the news ,that really makes the news! I don't believe in his kindness he wants to keep AMICABLE what a full of baloney!

965 days ago
142.

JAN    

The fact that Katy Perry makes THAT MUCH MONEY for having ZERO talent is just plain SICK!

965 days ago
143.

David    

Why shouldn't he take her money. Bitches take our money without any guilt even after being married to us for a very short time. Men need to change the laws so women can't strategically take our money just because we married them and they don't want to stay married to us because they realize that living with our money is easier than working for a living.

965 days ago
144.

Rachel Rothechild    

He was paid in the original agreement when they planned to perform a fake relationship to fake wedding mainly to let go ...... Tom crise like rumors. Think about it no one in their right mind in this economy is going say no.....please.

965 days ago
145.

Fruitfly    

You say a woman wouldn't do that, but an independent woman with strong sense of self-reliance and self-respect would. Unfortunately, there are none of those in L.A. or Hollywood.

965 days ago
146.

bring back recent posts    

.....I hope Katy is wise with her next marriage..and has a iron clad pre-nup in place..just saying!!!!

965 days ago
147.

David    

Take her money like all the bitches take our money. Why should men be any different than women. Then that would make men either stupid or better human beings than women are.

965 days ago
148.

Telstar    

Not a fan of either of them, but it's nice to see someone without marriage as a financial plan.

965 days ago
149.

whitney    

Wow thats really big of him.. totally expected him to take it to b honest.

965 days ago
150.

bg    

That's such a manly thing to do. I'm old school, and I look at him totally different now. (Bash me if you want, but that's so hot!)

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