Who is Michael Moore and how much his net worth? Michael Moore is a filmmaker who specialises in making documentary films. He is the producer and director of the 2004 movie ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’. The 2002 movie ‘Bowling for Columbine’ won him an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. His documentaries Sicko and Fahrenheit 9/11 features in the top grossing documentaries. Moore has also appeared and written the show ‘TV Nation’. He was named as the ‘world’s 100 Most Influential People’ by Time magazine in 2005. His works basically have niches like capitalism, Presidents of America, globalisation, Iraq War, corporations and American health care system.
Michael Francis Moore was born on April 23, 1954, in Flint, Michigan. He was born to parents Francis Richard “Frank” Moore and Helen Veronica. His mother worked in the capacity of a secretary and his father was an automotive worker. He grew up in Davison and was raised as a Catholic. He went to St. John’s Elementary School and then later went to St. Paul’s Seminary. After a year in St. Paul’s he went to Davison High School and started performing in debate and drama.
He graduated in 1972 and became an affiliate of Boy Scouts of America. He was given the rank of Eagle Scout and at 18, he was chosen for the Davison school board. He became the youngest person to be elected to the office. He went to the University of Michigan only to drop out after a year. In 1986, he became the editor of the political magazine ‘Mother Jones’. He was terminated for the company and he sued them for ‘wrongful dismissal’.
Michael Moore married Kathleen Glynn in October 1991. Glynn is a film producer herself and the couple got separated in July 2014. He is the co-founder of Traverse City Comedy Festival.
After leaving ‘Mother Jones’, he made his first documentary in 1989 entitled ‘Roger & Me’. In 1992, another documentary called ‘Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint’ was aired on PBS. He then released ‘Canadian Bacon’ in 1995. He directed the 1997 documentary ‘The Big One’. Based upon the gun and violence in America, his documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’ was released in 2002.
It was considered as one of the greatest documentaries and he went on to receive his first Academy Award. The movie also won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. Moore then released his critically approved documentary based on on the September 11 attacks called ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’. The movie became a nominee for Academy Awards for Best Picture. The movie grossed over $200 million. ‘Sicko’ was premiered in May 2007 at the Cannes Film Festival.
It was soon followed by ‘Captain Mike Across America’, ‘Slacker Uprising’, ‘Where to Invade Next’, ‘Michael Moore in TrumpLand’, and ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’. In 2017 it was announced that Moore will be making his next documentary called ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’. He has also written many books and has worked as an actor.
Michal Moore has won an Academy Award from 2 nominations. He won the Primetime Emmy Awards in 1995 and the Audience Award at the 2002 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival. He is also the winner of several International Film Festival Awards. He has been nominated 5 times Writers Guild of America and won 1 from it.
Michael Moore Net Worth
By making commercially and critically acclaimed movie, Michael Moore has accumulated a good fortune. In a career span of 4 decades, he has given many successful documentaries both in the capacity of a producer and as director. Michael Moore’s net worth is an estimated $60 million.
Apart from making documentaries, Moore has also appeared in several other documentaries. Some of these are ‘Blood in the Face’, ‘The Yes Men’, and ‘I’m Going to Tell You a Secret.’ He has also directed several music videos including artist like R.E.M. He was the host of the TV series ‘TV Nation’ on BBC and was also seen in ‘The Awful Truth’. He has co-written and written 8 books including ‘Stupid White men’ in 2001.
Michael Moore is a lifetime member of National Rifle Association. He does not attend church and has different views on gay marriages and abortion. He supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 US Presidential Elections. He has been very active in politics but is not affiliated with any political party.