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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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That is because unlike women, men aren't out to screw over their wives in divorce

925 days ago


Smart man. In the long run, if he had taken the 20 mil, I'm sure it would have ended up costing him 20 mil in damages to his image and paying for the damage control.

925 days ago


That's a real man right there! To not want to take her money that's something u just don't c n a divorce! Bc most people will do want they can to take as much as they can specially when it comes to money.Russle Brand u r one of a kind!!!

925 days ago


I hope that Zooey Deschanel knows what she's getting into if she decides to date Russell. He's on the prowl trying to seduce her according the tabloids.

I kind of like Zooey now after I saw 4 or 5 episodes of her show. Her character on "New Girl" looks and acts a bit like Katy. They're both into that cute little girl stuff like Katy was in her California Gurls video and on her world tour. I bet Katy could be a guest star on "New Girl" and play Zooey's sister. That might be funny and interesting to watch. Who knows, maybe Katy could be a guest star on several episodes.

925 days ago


The first good news in a long time! No huge lawyer fees!

925 days ago


LOL, if the shoe was on the other foot, this would not happen! She would want every penny!! Women take note!

925 days ago


Katy Perry made 44 million last year, and she's newly single? Sounds like a good time to catch her on the rebound. TMZ, do you got her number?

925 days ago


Well that sums up the difference between man and woman pretty well I'd say.

925 days ago

buzz kill    

Sure, thats what he says publicly. He thinks this makes him look a nice guy, knowing the judge will most likely what he is entitled to, half.

925 days ago

BB in CA    

the difference between men and biotches

925 days ago

Just me    

I don't know how she even made a dollar last year. She can't sing. I was listening to the radio the other day, one of her songs came on, she can't sing, all she does is scream. And that song was with all the fancy bells and whistles they use to record songs. I can't even imagine how horrible she is at one of her concerts, unless she is lip syching, even that would be bad.

925 days ago


You hear that Pilar Sanders?

925 days ago


This is certainly a "refreshing" change of pace for celebrity divorces and breakups. These two realized they couldn't make it as a married couple and decided not to "lash out" at each other with public attacks and "punitive" financial demands. Russell Brand has earned my respect and a "loyal" fan. He obviously doesn't need Katy's money and he's not allowing "GREED" to get the best of him even though he's "legally" entitled to half her earnings. They'll probably remain friends for "LIFE"!!!

925 days ago


Russell Brand is a good man. Katy Perry will regret losing him. He has just become my new fantasy man !!

925 days ago


after watching his recent ellen interview, i thought he was one cool dude, but now i love him! he's one cool GENTLEMAN!!!

925 days ago
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