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Power Smackdown

Who comes out ahead in Chicago’s highest-stakes divorce?

Citadel CEO Ken Griffin, 46, the 73rd-richest person in the country Anne Dias Griffin, 44, founder of Aragon Global Management
Personal wealth
$6.5 billion through his hedge fund, Citadel, says Forbes A reported $50 million prenup—and more through her hedge fund, Aragon
Karen Rose Krehbiel. Her firm, Berger Schatz, is a go-to for bad marriages among Chicago’s gilded set. Robert Stephan Cohen. He got Christie Brinkley a multimillion settlement from Billy Joel.
Moral high ground
He told his wife that he was divorcing her through his lawyers. By email. While she was on vacation. She was banned by the judge from claiming that her husband’s shrink egged her into signing a 2003 prenup.
Dirty laundry
She alleges he closed their bank account and canceled her credit cards. And threatened to “destroy” her. He alleges she started accepting advances on the settlement outlined in the prenup as early as 2005.
Famous friends
Governor Bruce Rauner, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Who knows? She is discreet with her personal allegiances.
He’s No. 39 on Town & Country’s list of top bachelors. She could teach a master class in wooing billionaires, according to New York magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
Power moves
Buying two bachelor pads in the same building, on the 37th and 46th floors Demanding up to $1 million a month, including 24-7 access to a private jet, for her divorce settlement
The Winner: Neither
Illustrations: John Kenzie


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