Michael Moore Net Worth

Raquel Davies | November 22, 2013






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Michael Moore has an estimated net worth of $50 million

Michael Moore is an American author,political activist, social critic, and filmmaker with an estimated net worth of $50 million. Moore’s notable films are Fahrenheit 9/11, Capitalism: A Love Story, and Sicko. He is 6’0 and weighs 300 pounds. Michael Francis Moore was born on April 23, 1954 in Flint, Michigan. His mother was a secretary and his father an assembly-line worker for General Motors. In high school, he participated in both drama and debate, two qualities that would go on to define his film work. After he graduated from high school in 1972, he would go on to be elected to the local School Board at 18 years of age, making him the youngest person elected to office in the United States at the time. He dropped out of the University of Michigan-Flint after his first year.

Having written for his college newspaper, Moore started his professional career founding The Flint Voice, an alternative weekly magazine, which would change its name to The Michigan Voice over time. Moore’s success at the magazine would eventually lead to him being named the editor of well known magazine, Mother Jones. The relationship, however, did not go well as he was fired after four months over editorial differences, which eventually resulted in a $58,000 settlement for Moore. He would take that money and use it to help fund his first film, Roger & Me, an Emmy-award winning documentary about General Motors plant closings in his hometown in 1989. Moore found his calling and would go on to direct shorts and a comedy called Canadian Bacon (1995) starring Alan Alda and John Candy.

Moore would hit the major celebrity stature in 2002 with his documentary Bowling for Colombine which focuses on guns and violence. It won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Documentary Feature, and was commercially successful ($58 million at the box office, with a $4 million budget). The movie was the highest grossing documentary ever, until his next film, Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) raked in $222 million. His success would continue with Sicko (2007). His most recent project, Capitalism: A Love Story, had his largest documentary budget but earned the least at the box office. Moore has written 8 non-fiction books, had guest roles in several movies and directed several shows in the United Kingdom. He has been named as one of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People” by Time magazine. Moore was married producer Kathleen Glynn in 1991 and filed for divorce in 2013.

Michael Moore’s Net Worth Could Buy:

  1. 111,123.4 Sennheiser MM 450-X Bluetooth headphones ($449.95 each)
  2. 71,429.6 Smith and Wesson .357 Model 640 Pro Series ($699.99 each)
  3. 2,011,263.1 The Awful Truth: The Complete DVD Seasons 1 & 2  ($24.86 each)

Michael Moore has enough net worth to give almost every person in Afghanistan and Yemen combined $1.


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Written by Raquel Davies

Raquel is a staff writer for PlentyofCheddar.com. She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations from Barry University. Raquel enjoys reading Sci-Fi/ Fantasy novels and watching films of that same genre. Raquel is also enjoys the theater arts and fine dining. She was raised in Maryland but currently resides in Miami. Check her out on !

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