Divorce sheds light on Michael Moore's wealth

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US director Michael Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn at the Venice film festival on September 6, 2009
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US director Michael Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn at the Venice film festival on September 6, 2009 (AFP Photo/Damien Meyer)

Washington (AFP) - Oscar-winning director Michael Moore, famous for documentaries challenging capitalism, has divorced his wife of 22 years following a civil court proceeding in Michigan that drew attention to his wealth.

"'Kathleen and Michael have mutually and amicably reached a divorce settlement'," read a posting this week on Moore's Facebook page, confirming his split from Kathleen Glynn, 56.

Moore -- whose films include "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Bowling for Columbine" and "Capitalism: A Love Story" and whose net worth has been estimated at $50 million -- filed for divorce a year ago.

In court documents, he alleged that Glynn -- credited as a producer on several of his films -- had problems managing money in recent years.

He notably blamed her for a costly expansion of their 10,000 square foot lakeside home in northern Michigan, valued at $2 million, the Detroit News newspaper reported.

Moore has previously acknowledged how rich he's become as the most famous documentary filmmaker of his time, insisting that he makes a point of paying his taxes in full.

He is currently busy finalizing the 10th edition of his Traverse City film festival in Michigan, opening Tuesday.

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