Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin: More Divorce Details
When determining who gets what and who pays alimony, it will be important for all parties to consider all the factors.
Forbes honcho Dorothy Pomerantz told E!, "When you are in a movie like Iron Man, even if you are not the star and it makes so much money you get some of that back end. She is not getting Robert Downey Jr. money but she still gets a taste of it. She gets money from GOOP, she gets money from her cookbooks and her TV work...She has money coming from several different sources now, because she really is a brand and when you put it all together, it is around $10 million."
However, Pomerantz added, "Chris Martin is clearly the bigger earner in the relationship. With musicians like Coldplay it depends on touring, which is where they make the big money. So every year these guys go out on tour, they will sell out giant arenas and will make tons of money. It doesn't really come from the album sales, it comes from the touring."
Previously, Martin told Howard Stern, "No, we don't own hardly any of [our songs]…You'll have to talk to my manager, but we don't own it for at least 20 years or something. We own quite a lot of the publishing but we don't own much of the recording. That's why people always think bands are a lot richer than they are because they never remember that bit."
As for who has more to lose, Dorothy speculated, "Gwyneth Paltrow has a slightly bigger risk, because she sells herself as a lifestyle brand. so a lot of what she is selling is her prowess as a mother and a wife and homemaker. A split like this potentially hurts that brand, but only potentially. When you look at her movie work, it won't affect her at all. There is no way she is not going to be cast in something because she broke up with Chris Martin."