Turns out that constantly bitching about capitalism can make a personal really, really ridiculously wealthy. Michael Moore, the documentarian shady filmmaker behind Capitalism: A Love Story and Sicko, owns a lot a property for someone who supposedly doesn’t like rich people, according to divorce records obtained by The Detroit News:
The filmmaker, 60, who split his time between a home here and one in New York, is leaving his wife of 22 years, Kathy Glynn.
By reaching a settlement, Moore avoids a trial that could have aired dirty laundry common in high-proile breakups and impugned his long-hewn image as a common man by disclosing details of his comfortable life.
His hit movies and best-selling books have begat a lifestyle far from most ballcap-wearing, duck-waddling denizens of Flint.
Moore and Glynn own nine properties in Michigan and New York, including a Manhattan condo that once was three apartments. CelebrityNetWorth.com pegs their wealth at $50 million.
In legal pleadings, Moore blames his wife for the expansion of the 10,000-square-foot home on Torch Lake, which has a value of $2 million.
While this “giant socialist weasel” presents his views in the most skewed way possible, there’s no denying that Moore is a talented filmmaker. You can’t fault him for finding his niche and capitalizing (!) on it. After all, that’s what entrepreneurs do.
So, congrats, Michael Moore, the wealth you’ve managed to earn has helped you live the American Dream. Now, can you kindly go away and let other aspiring entrepreneurs accomplish the same.