Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm. Image courtesy of OklahomaChristian/Youtube.

The former wife of Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm reportedly accepted a nearly $1 billion alimony check after a judge refused to change the terms of the couple’s divorce agreement.

Sue Ann Arnall turned down a similar offer earlier this week prior to a hearing for an appeal that claimed the award size did not accurately reflect the role she played in building Hamm’s fortune.

The $975 million award makes Arnall, a 58 year old former Continental Resources executive, one of the 100 wealthiest women in the United States.

The payment is in addition to a $25 million payment Arnall won in 2012.

In November, an Oklahoma judge ordered Hamm to pay Arnall $995 million by the end of 2014 in one of the largest divorce settlements in U.S. history.

Last month, Hamm filed his own appeal, claiming that that plunging oil prices have made his 68 percent stake in Oklahoma-based Continental Resources less valuable than the initial settlement presumed.

Under the agreement, Hamm will keep all of the couple’s shares in Continental.

Arnall was awarded the couple’s $4.7 million house in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, and their $15 million ranch in California’s Carmel Valley, Bloomberg said.

The appeals have not been officially dismissed yet.


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