Arnold Schwarzenegger slept with the maid, and for that it's gonna cost him roughly $100 million to his soon to be ex-wife Maria Shriver. HollywoodLife.com spoke with two divorce lawyers, and both say that's the amount Arnold's expected to give up in a settlement between the two.
“Maria Shriver is certainly entitled to a generous amount in the settlement, one that is consistent with her lifestyle," says Susan Filan, a legal expert. "If Arnold’s net worth is $300 million she should get half of that plus child support."
Half of 300 is 150, so why is Shriver only getting 100? According to Raoul Felder, that's because Arnold may have come into the marriage with at least $50 million.
“If Arnold is worth $300 million, than Maria is likely to get $100 million," he says. "One third of that was probably money Arnold earned before he got married. So she would get half of $200 million because in the state of California it’s 50/50."
Filan says a some key factors in the settlement are going to be Shriver giving up her career as a journalist to support Arnold, the length of time they were married (25 years), and how she supported him through the years.
“The fact that Maria gave up her career as a journalist to fully support Arnold’s career cannot be overlooked," she says. "They will look at how she contributed to his career,” she says. "He could not have gotten to where he is without her support. The reason Arnold is worth so much is because he was married to Maria. Yes, a portion of his net worth comes from his body building days and acting career, but Maria took him to a whole other level, and the opportunity for income that he has today is in large part because of his marriage to her.”