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How much will Katie Holmes get in her split from Tom Cruise?

That depends on a number of variables, but the prenup she signed in 2006 basically cuts her out of the vast majority of her fortune, according to reports.

One source calls the prenup she signed “long, tight and stacked in Tom’s favor.” Not that she minds. She just wants freedom for herself and her daughter.

Katie Holmes Snuggles Suri Cruise

A source close to Cruise says reports that she will receive $3 million for every year they were married are false, and that she will receive next to nothing.

At the same time, “She’s not about the money. She’s not that girl. She loves to work. Money is not that important to her. She makes plenty on her own.”

A major sticking point in the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce – besides custody of Suri – may be child support, which she reportedly wants from the star.

As for whether Katie will challenge the prenup, it’s pretty common when a divorcing couple is in conflict, though it’s unclear on what grounds she’d contest it.

Katie sources are not ruling that out, but they insist she’s not out for cash and cite the prenup as proof of her intentions: she didn’t marry for his money.

So why’d she leave? Reportedly out of fear that their daughter, now six years old, would be dragged deep into his controversial Scientology belief system.

Holmes’ decision to file for divorce blindsided Cruise, but it appears she had been planning to leave him, or at least thinking about it, for up to six months.

Incidentally, Forbes‘ new list of highest paid actors in Hollywood has Tom at #1, by a wide margin, with $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Sandler tied for second with $37 million. Gives you an idea of Tom’s league when it comes to stardom … he’s in his own.