Michael Moore is a successful American documentary filmmaker, author, and activist. He is best known as the creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 which holds the distinction of being the highest grossing documentary in the American Box Office. Let’s find out how much is Michael Moore’s net worth in 2019.
Born on April 23, 1954, to Helen Veronica and Francis Richard Moore, in Flint, Michigan, Michael is of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry.
He went to St. John’s Elementary School, St. Paul’s Seminary and Davison High School, where he was involved in drama and theatre. He was elected to the Davison School Board at the age of 18. At the time, he was the youngest person to hold a public office.
He then went on to study at the University of Michigan–Flint but dropped out soon after.
Moore was married to Kathleen Glynn in 1991. However, they got divorced recently in 2014.
While at University, he worked for the newspaper there. He then went on to create his own publication, The Flint Voice, which was renamed as The Michigan Voice.
He became editor of a political magazine, Mother Jones, but was fired after four months over professional clashes.
He produced his first documentary in 1989, Roger & Me. Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint was a documentary based on the previous one that was aired on PBS in 1992.
Canadian Bacon, a documentary in the satirical vein was released in 1995.
In 1997, he directed The Big One, which was targeted at companies outsourcing labor to reduce production costs.
His next documentary, Bowling for Columbine was released in 2002. When it was released, it was the highest grossing documentary released commercially.
Moore followed this with Fahrenheit 9/11in 2004. It broke its predecessor’s record to become the highest-grossing documentary film which made around $200 million worldwide.
Sicko was released in 2007, becoming the tenth highest grossing documentary film ever made.
Captain Mike Across America which was later renamed to Slacker Uprising initially made its debut in the Toronto film festival and then released for free on the internet in 2008.
Capitalism: A Love Story, was released in 2008. It is based on the financial crises the world faced in the 2000’s.
Michael Moore in TrumpLand was about the tumultuous American elections in 2016.
Fahrenheit 11/9 is slated for a release in 2018, a documentary about Trump’s presidency.
Moore has also co-written books like Stupid White Men, Dude and Where’s My Country.
He has also appeared on the TV shows, Lucky Numbers, Canadian Bacon and The Fever.
He has also hosted and co-created shows like TV Nation, The Awful Truth, and Michael Moore Live.
Moore has also debuted on Broadway in The Terms of My Surrender, premiering in 2017.
He has also directed music videos for Rage Against the Machine.
Awards and Achievements
Moore has received many awards for his work in documentaries.
Some of the significant awards are mentioned here.
One of the most prestigious awards he has won is the Palme d’Or for Fahrenheit 11/9 in the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.
He also won an Oscar in 2002 for Bowling for Columbine.
Moore is also the recipient of a Primetime Emmy Award for TV Nation in 1995.
Net Worth of Michael Moore
Michael Moore’s net worth is around $55 million. His revenue stems from his successful commercial documentaries.
Michael Moore, through his immensely educative documentaries, serves to educate the masses about the truth of the existing times. He has always tried to show things the way they are and shows the people what mainstream media refuses to show.