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Ken Griffin’s Title As World’s Richest Illinoisan In Peril

As you’ve probably heard by now, hedge fund manager Ken Griffin is getting divorced, having served his wife Anne with papers at some point yesterday afternoon. So, it’s sad times at Casa de Griffin, made even sadder by the fact that the Citadel founder may be parting with a good chunk of his milkshake allowance at some point in the near future.

Oh sure, there’s a prenuptial agreement, signed in 2003 when Ken and Anne wed. And, considering that this was Ken’s second rodeo, following his divorce from his first wife in 1996, the terms of the contract were probably iron-clad and written with little leeway. But, as the Chicago Tribune points out:

A 2012 New York Post article described [Anne Dias Griffin’s attorney Robert Stephan] Cohen, who has represented Christie Brinkley, Ellen Barkin and Uma Thurman, as the “pit bull” of divorce lawyers.

While the couple has apparently been separated for about a year, an earlier report suggested that KG caught Anne off guard with the filing and, rather cruelly, on the first day of her vacation, which is just unnecessarily harsh. So if the big guy wants to play hard ball, it’s hard ball he’s gonna get. That hedge fund? She’s taking half! That title? Kiss it good-bye! Best case scenario, he’s going to be crying on Billy Joel’s shoulder somewhere on Long Island by the time she’s done with him.

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin files for divorce [Chicago Tribune]

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35 Responses to “Ken Griffin’s Title As World’s Richest Illinoisan In Peril”

  1. Guest says:

    bet he had the locks changed too.

  2. HF Divorcer says:

    he flips wives faster than he flips stocks.

  3. Guest says:

    still has enough dosh to keep him as a billionaire after giving away half.

  4. Gloria Alright says:

    Aragon $200million at its peak? Doesn't matter. This is the best trade she's ever done.

  5. French Resistance says:

    The hairy armpits will do you in every time.

  6. HarrySac says:

    Served the papers to her on her first day of vacation?!?! I bet there was a strategically placed pube in those papers as well.

  7. Captain Oblivious says:

    Do you think he gives a single shit?? Probably will be even more successful without this albatross around his shoulders. Marriage is the rake when are people going to learn. Till death do us part? Sure sounds fun lets do that

  8. Parabolic says:

    She can lead you to love
    She can take you or leave you
    She can ask for the truth
    But she'll never believe
    And she'll take what you give her as long as it's free
    Yeah, she steals like a thief
    But she's always a woman to me

  9. Ace Hardware says:

    Women are the fucking rake

  10. Guest says:

    best to do this before he meets his high water mark from 2008.

  11. Guest says:

    The first sentence of comment 3 in the "milkshake allowance" hyperlink pretty much sums up my take on DB lately.

    -Guy who remembers the good ol' days

  12. mrp says:

    fucking gerbil.

    -dl

  13. Guest says:

    Married in Versailles, divorced in the second city. Aaahh, the NKI.

  14. Guest says:

    AD: "Hello SEC, this is Anne Dias."
    SEC: "Hold on a second, I have Patty Cohen on the other line, let me get her off."

  15. Guy says:

    Her vacation from what?

  16. guest says:

    Keep your chin up, Big K. You know when to cut your losses, unlike some other people. You can be my wingman any time.

    -Uncle Carl

  17. Skweezy Jibblets says:

    Should have waited till 12/13/14. Thats when all the ballers are planning on making their moves.

  18. Guest says:

    Richest Illinoisan = tallest midget

    – NYC Secure

    • guest says:

      Yeah, because with only $5.5 billion it's not like he could afford a $40M place on 5th Avenue for when he's in NY. Oh wait.

    • Guest says:

      Fellas, lets not fight. Chicago & New York are both world class cities. It's not like they are a steamy, souless, cubic zirconia cities like Dallas.

      • GetDisMoney says:

        Chicago is not world class. Have you lived here? It's a toilet. Each year it gets worse, headed on it's way to being the next Detroit.

        It's admirable though that Griffins was able to amass that kind of wealth in Illinois, which taxes everything in sight.

  19. Buzzard says:

    who do you think the new femme is?

    • Quant me maybe... says:

      I'm gonna go with Cristina Kirchner, president of Argentina. There's something elegant about him wanting to fuck her while she's busy fucking Paul Singer.

  20. Guest says:

    Who the hell starts a vacation on a Wednesday? Did Southwest have a sale?

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