London: Russell Brand could make up to 20 million pounds from his divorce from pop star wife Katy Perry.
The 36-year-old comedian is in line for the huge lump sum in a 50/50 split of the couple’s earnings even after just 14 months of marriage.
Brand and Perry hadn’t signed a pre-nuptial agreement when they married in October, so under Californian law, he could be entitled to half of her fortune, the Daily Mail reported.
Brand had announced on Friday that the couple’s marriage was over after they spent Christmas apart and his lawyers filed divorce papers at Los Angeles Superior Court citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.
Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday, he hoped that things would be “better in the next year”.
“I’m doing good. Everything is going to be better next year,” he said.
The Star reported that according to Forbes Magazine, the 27-year-old is worth 28 million pounds, a fortune that industry insiders said has rocked recently to at least 45 million pounds due to her non-stop touring and commercial ventures.
Brand, in contrast, has a net worth of about 11 million pounds from his stand-up tours and a string of hit movies including Get Him To The Greek and the remake of the Dudley Moore film Arthur.