Flashback: Michael Moore’s lavish property empire is revealed in court documents

Daily Mail — July 24, 2014

Michael Moore's lakeside house in Michigan worth an estimated 5.2 million dollars. Click to enlarge

One of Michael Moore’s nine properties, this lakeside house in Michigan is worth an estimated 5.2 million dollars. Click to enlarge

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.

Michael Moore speaks at the rally at the Women's March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage) Click to enlarge

Michael Moore speaks at the rally at the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage) Click to enlarge

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.’

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