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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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Its just money. Although I wonder if a female would have done the same thing.

966 days ago


Katy didn't deserve Russell!

966 days ago


I have loved Russell from day one! He is a kind, intelligent, & genuine man. He is truly an amazing person and in inspiration to everyone.

965 days ago


Thank GOD there are people left on this planet who have class and are noble people. Russell, never really thought about it, you, or what you do, but.....after reading are ONE CLASSY GUY!!!!

965 days ago


By the way, I hate to say this, but I know women who would have wanted more and that the 20 Million would not have been enough.

965 days ago


good for russell brand-he is a great guy-hope katie will reward him ,but i douth it-women don;t award good people-xxx

965 days ago


Divorce money is for women with no career. Greedy bitches like Kobe's wife, Tiger's wife, Wes Scantlin's wife take money from their spouse. Russell has his own career so he doesn't need Katie's money.

965 days ago


Respect for Russell just went way up. Maybe he can be an example for the multitude of skanks who take celebrities for their money; then have the nerve to snub their noses at prostitutes. At least prostitutes provide a service to earn their money. What do goldiggers provide except excessive credit card bills and broken hearts? Kudos to you, Russell. And for those 11 percent that voted him a chump, learn how to get off your asses and earn your own money. Maybe you'll develop some self respect in the process

965 days ago


NEVER liked him he seems obnoxious creepy and just nasty but this makes me see him a little differently...good for him!! maybe all these women should take note, do not take what you did not earn!

965 days ago


Let me guess!!! The preachers daughter slept around,so he dumped her??? I know this cus they are all sluts and do the opposite of their Good Book.I was engaged to a preachers little slut. All 4 daughters were sluts.I ran like hell cuz religion is a hipocritical fraud. All though he looks like a homless bum he is a good man to say "I want nothing".

965 days ago


I would have taken it. All the women take it, too.

965 days ago


There are times when you stop and look around at the others sharing in enjoyment of something, and realize you don't belong there. TMZ feeling the need to put the meaning of the word "mensch" really illustrates what kind of audience it has.

965 days ago


what shallow comments I see here. Ever heard of a guilty conscience?

964 days ago


I hate to say this, but can you even imagine any woman walking away like this, even if she were a millionaire like Brand? I'm sorry to say I cannot.

964 days ago

cliff jordan    

This is a smart move on Russell Brand part and the move alone will bring him more than 20 million dollars worth of positive publicity.

964 days ago
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