Daily Mail — July 24, 2014
The lavish wealth of underdog-defending filmmaker Michael Moore has been laid bare in his divorce battle with now-ex-wife Kathy Glynn, and their breakup is the talk of their small Michigan community.
The couple called it quits after 22 years, with the divorce finalized on Tuesday at Antrim County Circuit Court in Bellaire.
According to Celebritynetworth, Moore and Glynn are worth $50 million, much of his success coming from documentaries protesting capitalism.
The pair own nine properties, with Moore splitting his time between Detroit and New York.
The Detroit News reports that Moore blamed Glynn in legal proceedings for an expensive extension on their 10,000-square-foot mansion on Torch Lake in Michigan, which is valued at $2 million.
They also own a Manhattan condo that once was three apartments.
The 60-year-old made it big with his documentaries ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ ‘Roger & Me,’ ‘Fahrenheit 9/11,’ and ‘Capitalism: A Love Story.’
Gary Tracy, owner of Bellaire Bait and Tackle told The Detroit News: ‘He criticizes capitalism, but capitalism made him rich. Why he decided to live in this conservative area, I have no idea.’
Another neighbor said: ‘He is not a common man. No way.’
And he seems to be aware of how he’s perceived.
In legal proceedings, he listed six media reports from 2011, which poked fun at the defender-of-the-poor’s lavish life with headlines like ‘Mansion Begs The Question: Is Michael Moore A Hypocrite?’ and ‘Michael Moore’s $2M Hypocrite House: Film Director Lives Like The 1% He Condemns.’