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Thu Jan 8, 2015, 10:34 PM

Oil billionaire Harold Hamm's ex-wife rejects handwritten $975 million divorce check

The ex-wife of oil tycoon Harold Hamm rejected a handwritten divorce check for almost $975 million because she feels she's owed more of his $19 billion fortune.

Lawyers for Sue Ann Arnall told Reuters on Tuesday that she rejected the check written for exactly $974,790,317.77, as shown in a tweet from CNBC because she did not want to hurt her appeal of a November divorce ruling by an Oklahoma judge stating she was owed $1 billion.

Both Arnall and Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources have appealed that decision, according to Reuters.

Hamm called the $1 billion dollar amount "erroneous and inequitable" in the face of falling oil prices after previously deeming the judge's ruling "fair and equitable."

Read more: http://www.mrt.com/business/article_b45719b0-96bc-11e4-8699-2b7e5e48bd6d.html

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