Businessman, 48, worth more than £300m is ordered to give his ex £25m

Omani businessman, 48, worth more than £300m who got his PA to dump his wife by email is ordered to give his ex £25m after she argued she needed £400,000-a-year for holidays and £60k pocket money Talal Al Zawawi owned 15% of an Omani business worth more than £2billion  His ex-wife Leila Hammoud asked for more than £50million after they divorced Before they separated Mr Al Zawawi cancelled all her financial transactions 

By Terri-ann Williams For Mailonline

Published: 17:36 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 17:39 GMT, 15 March 2019

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An Omani businessman worth more than £300million has been ordered to give his ex £25million after she argued she needed a £400,000-a-year for holidays and a further £60k for pocket money.

Talal Al Zawawi owned about 15% of an Omani business worth more than the £2billion, the Family Division of the High Court in London heard.

The 48-year-old's ex-wife Leila Hammoud, 36, who grew up in Lebanon but now lives in London wanted more than £50million following their divorce after becoming accustomed to high-end living.

Prior to their separation Mr Al Zawawi had cancelled his wife's 'transactions and loans'. 

The case was heard at the Family Division of the High Court in London (stock image pictured)

The case was heard at the Family Division of the High Court in London (stock image pictured)

Ms Hammoud said she had shared a 'palace' in Oman with Mr Al Zawawi and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle during a 12-year marriage.

She said she needed £400,000 a year for holidays for her and their three children, more than £60,000 a year to buy jewellery, more than £60,000 a year 'pocket

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