Chris Hohn’s Wife Goes All Patty Cohen On Him

Like the former Mrs. SAC, Jamie Cooper-Hohn suspects that The Children’s Investment Fund founder, who once loved her enough to take her name and to give her a £2 billion charity to play with, is hiding £1.7 billion—or at least several hundred million—in the crevasses of his “modest life.”

Mrs Cooper-Hohn, 49, claims their joint assets were about £849million and her husband is worth at least a further £872million from personal assets in his hedge fund – The Children’s Investment Fund group of companies – making a combined wealth of £1.72billion.

But Sir Christopher, knighted last month in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, claims he is worth a mere £67million and that much of his wealth was built up after they separated….

The couple separated in December 2012 and divorced in April 2013 but the decree nisi has never been made absolute.

Yesterday the High Court heard that despite the tycoon’s incredible ability to make money on the financial markets the couple lived ‘modest lives’….

Whatever the outcome the divorce settlement is likely to be the biggest in UK history, beating the £220million paid in 2011 by the late Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky. The hearing continues.

My hedge fund boss ex-husband is hiding his millions to minimize my payday, claims wife at centre of Britain’s first ‘£1 billion’ divorce – and judge says they were living Swatch, not jet-set lifestyle [Daily Mail]

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  1. Posted by Quant me maybe... | July 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Dude, the sex had better have been 100 times better than the 200K euro or so you could have spent legally leasing a couple of hookers for per year.

    >It's all about the cost benefit analysis.

  2. Posted by Seriously Confused | July 2, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    I'm guessing not.

  3. Posted by Bitter old man | July 2, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    Seriously, why bother getting married. So fucking stupid. You wind up hating the person. Don't even get me started on people who get married two, three or four times. Goddamn morons.

    Especially if you have money. Bang whoever you want, no hassles, keep all your money. no kids. its great

  4. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 1:16 PM

    Can you put those 200k on your HSA?

  5. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 1:18 PM

    Plus these geniuses marry the ugliest of bitches.

  6. Posted by Quant me maybe... | July 2, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Been married for 20 years, can't say I'm with you on this one. Hate your wife and are that rich? Don't divorce her, just put her on a million euro per year allowance and live separate lives.

    >Guy who hopes he dies first because dying second's gonna happen about 2 minutes later.

  7. Posted by Mrs Shaw | July 2, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Hey!

  8. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    Please refrain to post until your wife is not looking.

  9. Posted by Rick James Biatch | July 2, 2014 at 2:16 PM

    Seriously? You would take that over not paying anyone a red cent and traveling the world dropping ham in 10's worldwide. Good decision pal. You are probable CEO of an investment bank

  10. Posted by Quant me maybe... | July 2, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Yes, there's probably a code for that. But you can only do $7850/yr on an HSA (I think that goes beyond my firm), so that's probably not good for much with a high end london sex worker.

    >Can't google 'london escorts fees' at work because one of two things will happen a) get escorted out the building, b) get put in international sales.

  11. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Yeah that plan worked for George Soros real good.

  12. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    These people are disgusting. I hope their airing their dirty laundry gets them into trouble with the HMRC and IRS. The treasury should start scanning those Swiss Swift Codes for their activity. Everything about their set up reeks tax evasion.

    1- Set up a "Charity Hedge Fund"
    2- Non-dom to avoid UK taxes
    3- No UK house– probably living in a company flat that is paid for by the company.Check if that's declared.

  13. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Agree w/ you on second marriages, but no kids? Maybe *your* parents would take that route if they could do it all over again, but the rest of us, well…

  14. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 4:31 PM

    Or perhaps the HMRC realizes that people this liquid can move to Geneva in about 4 minutes, taking jobs, millions in spending, property and sales taxes with them.

  15. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    so what stopped him? and from the sounds of it he's already probably domiciled there.

  16. Posted by Chimpahan | July 2, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    Worth the divorce , look at that beast

  17. Posted by Guest | July 2, 2014 at 5:48 PM

    Investing in a good pair of prescription glasses before getting married is and will always be the best investment of your life.

  18. Posted by UBS MD | July 2, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    "Modest lifestyle" my ass. The man is driving a Previa. Those things aren't cheap.

  19. Posted by Investment Hipster | July 2, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    "……Dropping ham in 10s worldwide"….?

    You fucking casuals and your fucking lingo!