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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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196.

HeatherPeck    

Do you think Russell or Katy ever read any of these countless news articles and accompanying comments? I'm sure its better not to, having to live through the 'daily grind' could potentially be worse with the world criticizing you every forty minutes! I think its funny that people get so intertwined with the lives of, not only stars, but other people in general. I appreciate the musical qualities, audacity and spunk of Katy; and the humor, intelligence and wisdom of Russell. Why can't everyone else?

907 days ago
197.

helen highwater    

The reason Russel Brand is not taking any of Katy Perry's money in the divorce is because he wants to prevent horrible negative publicity what a monster he was to his ex-wife during their marriage. He made a deal that if he doesn't take her money, she won't publish the truth about his out of control sexual addiction, he slept with hundreds of women, and his huge drug problem. He is a sleaze bag and very trashy. Why a nice lady like Katy Perry married him is a mystery to me.

906 days ago
198.

bdub    

He's a man, that's what a man does.

Males who behave differently = not men.

905 days ago
199.

Sepo    

Russell you are a man..that ketty was no good she is chasing hollywood things,you did the right thing..most of the British guys are like that.i know many cases whereby if marriage or relationship is not working they leave everything behind go back home and start afresh.big up to you russell god bless you.

904 days ago
200.

Slkrg    

Of course he's not taking any money, he's going to make money writing a tell all book about the intimate details of their marriage!

903 days ago
201.

lilToe    

This douche cheated on her with 5 different hookers during a short marriage, obviously he doesn't deserve a freakin penny from her, so who the hell is he to decide whether to want it or doesn't want it. Have u seen the movie Arthur play by him ? he's dope and f*ked in the head just like that character. You people r really dumb enough to criticize Katy Perry and defend this dope mother fo ?I dun know whether no woman would've done this but so many women have to share their wealth for their loser ex-husbands who are fking gold diggers. eg: Aston Kutcher recently ?

899 days ago
202.

Stefanie    

Yeah sure, he doesn't want any money. Well if he really doesn't - which I don't believe - I'll take it, OK? covoiturage suisse mobility

727 days ago
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