You are looking at the 36th wealthiest person in America, with a net worth of almost $12.7 billion. Ron Perelman, gents and ladies. Actress Ellen Barkin was his fourth wife when they wed in 1999. After dating for a year, they got married. They first met at a Vanity Fair Oscar after-party. Their five-year marriage was short-lived and reportedly tricky for the couple. Due to Barkins’ busy travel schedule, the relationship suffered greatly from her acting job. According to reports, Ellen’s divorce lawyer got her a $20 to $65 million settlement and demanded that Perelman put in a few million dollars to finish the movie that Barkin and her brother George had started.