Chrysler Building Billionaire Michael Fuchs: Divorce Zoff for millions entertainment

Chrysler Building Billionaire Michael Fuchs: Divorce Zoff for millions entertainment


“greed” instead of need |

Divorce problems with Chrysler billionaire Michael Fuchs

How many billions does it take not to argue about millions?

The divorce battle between German real estate billionaire Michael Fuchs (62) and his French wife Alvina Collardeau-Fuchs (47).

He went to America from Frankfurt in the early 1990s and built a real estate empire (after all, holding shares in the legendary Chrysler Building, built in 1930 and 319 meters high). He worked as a journalist for “Vogue”, NBC, CNN.

German billionaire Michael Fuchs is the co-owner of the Chrysler Building in New York. He also owns commercial and residential properties in Miami, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver.

Photo: photo alliance / Nigel Francis

Now the two are arguing before the High Court in London about the question: Can Madame continue to live after eight years of marriage, as she used to be the wife of a billionaire? With two cooks, housekeeper, laundry, manager and six apartments 30 million-estate in London? Or will the poor life of a billionaire have to be enough later, as the marriage contract dictates?

Bloomberg news service, “Daily Mail” newspaper and “New York Post” quote from court documents. His lawyer talks about “greed” instead of “necessity”.

It is not just the question of whether the former journalist is entitled to £30m or £45m in damages that is at stake. But above all the needs of children.

New York's Chrysler Building was completed in 1930

New York’s Chrysler Building was completed in 1930

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SHE is upset that SHE signed a prenuptial agreement before the wedding but now wants to add to the child support bill.

► HER thinks £1.2million a year for young children is fine.

► ER complains that he is greedy and suffocates ordinary children in luxury.

► SHE has pocketed impressive children’s accessories such as £20,000 for gifts for school staff or £86,000 for parties.

The first million has already gone to the lawyers of both sides. The sequel follows. There is still coal left.