Harold Hamm divorce: Oil tycoon's ex-wife rejects $1bn handwritten cheque because settlement figure is 'not enough'
One of the largest divorce cases in US history has served up another extraordinary twist after oil tycoon Harold Hamm’s ex-wife rejected a hand-written cheque for almost $1 billion. The offer was available to cash immediately and in full, after Hamm moved enough money into a single account to cover the one-off $974,790,317.77 (£644 million) payment. The figure – so large it barely fits on the cheque – was determined by an Oklahoma County judge in a divorce ruling in November. But Hamm’s ex-wife, Sue Ann Arnall, has turned it down on the grounds that accepting it could hurt her chances of appealing for more, her lawyers said.