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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

That's A Big Check

What's the biggest check you've ever written -- or received? I'm not talking big as in size, a la one of those Publishers Clearinghouse prize checks, but big as in bucks. I bet it wasn't for so much money that spelling out the amount wouldn't fit on the regular line, or with so many digits that they barely fit in the box. But that's the case with this check that oil billionaire Harold Hamm wrote to his ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall, with whom he's engaged in a bitter divorce (details here).

By the way, Hamm is now claiming that he shouldn't have to pay his wife as much because the recent drop in oil prices has diminished his worth. Boo-freakin-hoo for a guy who only has $18 billion left instead of $19 billion.

Best part of the story: she rejected the check. I'm guessing she was worried the bank would ask for three forms of identification.