A woman in Chicago received an award in her divorce case of $184 million.  It is thought that this award is one of the largest in U.S. history.

This is a rags to riches story, as the parties came to the United States from Eastern Europe with only $500.  Husband became a huge success in the energy business, and later sold his business for several hundred million dollars.

The balance in the case related to whether Husband’s creation of the wealth was worth more than Wife’s contributions as homemaker, confidant and supportive spouse. 

The Judge in the matter held for Wife, and counsel for Husband says they intend to appeal.

Read the full article at CNN