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PayPal Founder Elon Musk

My Wife Gets JACK

SQUAT in the Divorce

8/21/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0820-elon-musk-talulah-riley-article-gettyThe woman who's divorcing PayPal founder Elon Musk is getting $4.2 million in their divorce ... which is great ... until you remember he's reportedly worth $680 MILLION. 

TMZ has obtained the divorce docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court, in which actress Talulah Riley agreed to a settlement with her soon-to-be ex-husband ... whom she married in Sept. 2010 ... and then separated from in July 2011. 

According to the docs, Riley gets to keep her Cartier watch, her Gucci watch, some diamond jewelry and her Tesla Roadster.

The $4.2 million will be dished out over a 9-year span ... she got $500k up front ... and an additional $900k right after her lawyers signed the judgement documents.

Now, the fun begins ... because Talulah gets $700k on the 1-year anniversary of the signing of the judgement ... followed by a $280k annual payment for years 2 through 8. On the 9th anniversary, she gets a final payment of $140k.

According to the documents, the divorce will become official on September 27.

No word on how Elon plans to make the payments ... we're guessing it won't be through PayPal.


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They were married less than a year. Your article doesn't say when he started PayPal but I'm thinking that unless they were together unmarried for years before they finally tied the knot, she got a great deal!

795 days ago


I don't know why people think SHE got screwed. I think that's a pretty sweet payout for 10 months of marriage.

795 days ago


He sold Paypal to Ebay 10 years ago. He owns Space X and Tesla Motors now. I understand that Tesla was almost broke until the government stepped in with $485 million dollar loan.

795 days ago


Sounds like she is making a fortune for less than a year of "work". It's more money than the average person will see in a lifetime.

795 days ago


$4.2 million for 10 months of marriage. She doesn't deserve any financial settlement.

795 days ago

Who Knew    

She obviously went to to Gold Digging 101 where she learned how to trap a rich geek. However, she must of pasted on Gold Digging 201 because she did not stick with it long enough to get a huge payday. Still 4.2 Million not bad.

795 days ago


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795 days ago


oh please find me someone I can marry for less than 9 months and get millions for it :-)

795 days ago

who dat    

She didn't play the golddigger 101 playbook very well. Maybe he got lucky, or used a coat hanger on her at one point. On a different note, paypal sucks. They tried to screw me, but i did them first, for about $1,000. They send me messages like a b1tch that slept with a guy but never got a call after. I taunt them in return. It's great fun & very satisfying knowing all the thousands that they have screwed.

795 days ago

Skippy La Rue    

almost 5 milionl in cash and gifts for a 10 month marriage?? I think HE got screwed!

795 days ago


This is utter peanuts compared to what this man is worth. On the other hand, she is being very well paid for a marriage that lasted a year. Bet Kobe Bryant wishes he had made that gold digger Vanessa sign a prenup instead of having to hand over 75 million to somebody who never earned a dime of it.

795 days ago


$4.2 million, Cartier watch, Gucci watch, some diamond jewelry and a Tesla Roadster for 10 months of marriage????

LMAO... and people think she got screwed???

795 days ago


Pay Pal is a joke, but not nearly as funny as their customers. And people wonder why they are always broke....

795 days ago


Most people voted that she got screwed.. I don't get that.. she did NOTHING to get paypal running. It's his money.. she only was married to him for 10 months and walked away with 4.2 million.. HE got screwed!

795 days ago


She could be an avatar creature for Halloween with just some blue paint

795 days ago
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