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Man divorces his rich wife because he doesn’t like a wealthy lifestyle

By Mason White 2:23 PM March 9, 2014
Xiu Li and Tony Hawken 

By: Aarav Sen
A man said that he is divorcing his super rich and good-looking wife because of her wealth.

Tony Hawken, 57, of the United Kingdom, is divorcing his wife after being together for 21 years.

Hawken and his wife Xiu Li, 51, have a 17-year-old son together. Hawken, who worked as a math teacher, is used to living a simple life and said that he is sick of being rich.

The couple became rich when Li came up with the idea of building malls in unused Chinese bomb shelters. This earned her an estimated $1.2 billion.

The couple traded their house in South Norwood, London, and bought a $2.5 million house in Surrey. Li quickly settled into a luxury lifestyle.

However, Hawken said that he was uncomfortable with this lifestyle. Despite his sudden wealth he continued to shop at cheaper stores and eat at his favorite local restaurant.

Hawken was always frugal with his money as it was the way he was raised. He decided to divorce his wife and continue to live a simple lifestyle.

After their divorce settlement, Hawken will walk away with only $1.6 million. Although it is very little in comparison to his wife’s fortune, Hawken said that it will be enough for him.

Hawken said that he will no longer have to work because the money will be enough for his lifestyle. Although he no longer works as a school teacher, Hawken volunteers his time to tutor underprivileged kids.