Michael Moore's divorce reveals truth about his wealth

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Famous director and producer Michael Moore is the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind documentaries such as "Capitalism: A Love Story," and has risen to fame under the image of being a blue collar American. But now his wealth is in the news ... again.

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: (R) Filmmaker Michael Moore and wife, producer Kathleen Glynn attend the premiere of 'Capitalism: A Love Story' at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on September 21, 2009 in New York, City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/WireImage)
Michael Moore nominated for best documentary feature for "Sicko" arrives with his wife Kathleen Glynn for the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Michael Moore, left, with his wife Kathleen Glynn, center, and Lila Lipscomb, right, is greeted by Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe, second from left, as they arrive for the preview of Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11," in Washington, Wednesday night, June 23, 2004. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
American film director Michael Moore reacts with his wife Kathleen Glynn during a photocall after he received the Palme d'Or for his documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11" after the award ceremony of the 57th International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, Saturday May 22, 2004. Unidentified man in background. (AP Photo/Patrick Gardin)
American film director Michael Moore, left, arrives with his wife, producer Kathleen Glynn at the Festival Palace to attend the screening of their film "Bowling for Columbine" which is in competition at the 55th International Film Festival in Cannes, in southeastern France, Friday, May 17, 2002. Kathleen Glynn is the producer of the film. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Film director Michael Moore bursts into laugh while posing with his wife Kathleen Glynn during a photocall for his documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11," being shown in competition at the 57th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 17, 2004. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
American film director Michael Moore arrives with his wife Kathleen Glynn at the festival palace to attend the closing ceremony of the 57th International Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, Sunday May 23, 2004. Moore won the Palme d'Or for his documentary film "Fahrenheit 9/11". (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
ITALY - SEPTEMBER 06: The 66th Venice International Film Festival. Premiere of US movie 'Capitalism: A Love Story' in Venice, Italy On September 06, 2009-Director Michael Moore with his wife. (Photo by Pool CATARINA/VANDEVILLE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 24: Director Michael Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn arrive at the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Michael Moore and wife during 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals at Wiltern LG Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Michael Moore and wife Kathleen Glynn during 31st Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, United States. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JUNE 08: Director Michael Moore and wife Cathleen attending the premeire of 'Fahrenheit 9-11' at the Academy Theatre in Beverly Hills , California 06/08/04 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Sidney Williams, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Director Michael Moore and his wife Kathleen Glynn arrive at the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards held in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on January 9, 2005 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
FRANCE - MAY 23: 57th Cannes Film Festival : Red Carpet before the official projection of 'Fahrenheit 911', the 2004 Palme d'Or film by director Michael Moore in Cannes, France on May 23, 2004 - US director Michael Moore displays his Palme d'Or with his producer wife Kathleen Glynn and daughter Natalie. (Photo by Pool CATARINA/DEROUBAIX/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
FRANCE - MAY 23: 57th Cannes Film Festival : Red Carpet before the official projection of 'Fahrenheit 911', the 2004 Palme d'Or film by director Michael Moore in Cannes, France on May 23, 2004 - US director Michael Moore displays his Palme d'Or with his producer wife Kathleen Glynn and daughter Natalie. In the back, the jury : Kathleen Turner, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Emmanuelle Beart, Edwige Danticat, Benoit Poelvoorde, Jerry Schatzberg, Peter Von Bagh. Emmanuelle Beart dressed by Rochas. (Photo by Pool CATARINA/DEROUBAIX/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
CANNES, France: US director Michael Moore waves as he and his wife, producer Kathleen Glynn, leave the official projection of Moore's documentary film 'Farenheit 911', 17 May 2004,at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera town. The film is in competition for the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or.AFP PHOTO PASCAL GUYOT (Photo credit should read PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Director Michael Moore and wife Kathleen Glynn attend the closing ceremony dinner, hosted by MGM, at the Palais de festival during the 57th Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2004 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
CANNES, France: US director Michael Moore kisses his wife, producer Kathleen Glynn, as they leave after the official projection of Moore's documentary film 'Farenheit 911', 17 May 2004,at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera town. The film is in competition for the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or. AFP PHOTO BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Moore and wife during The 28th Cesar Awards 2003 - Paris - Press Room at Chatelet Theatre in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
PARIS - FEBRUARY 22: Director Michael Moore and his wife arrive at the Cesars film awards February 22, 2003 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Alliance Atlantis Entertainment Group CEO Peter Sussman toasts director Michael Moore and wife Kathleen Glynn at a reception before the screening of 'Bowling for Columbine' at the 55th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2002. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
Director Michael Moore and his wife, producer Kathleen Glynn (left), talk with Peter Sussman, Alliance Atlantis Entertainment Group CEO, and Seaton McLean, Alliance Atlantis President, Production, Entertainment Group (right) at the party following the screening of 'Bowling for Columbine' at the 55th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 17, 2002. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect.
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Reports from years ago called out Moore for owning a $2 million home back, and on Tuesday, when he finally reached a divorce settlement with Kathleen Glynn, the dust storm was kicked up again.

Anchors on "Today" note that pricey house was apparently part of the problem in the relationship.

'In court filings, Moore had blamed his wife for going overboard in expanding the 10,000 square-foot house, reportedly in the same neighborhood as Madonna and Bruce Willis.'

Multiple reports say Moore and his wife owned nine properties in total.

Moore gave himself a "workin' man" image through his various documentaries and continually scolded the 1 percent, which is why the story is making headlines among major news outlets.

The New York Post noted that Moore's mansion puts him in the 1 percent and the National Post blatantly calls him a "hypocrite" in its headline.

But being part of the 1 percent is something Moore has vehemently denied, and the debate was heated on CNN in 2012:

"I need you to sit here and say 'I'm in the 1 percent.'"
"Of course I'm not, how can I be in the 1 percent?"
"Because you're worth millions."

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Moore's estimated worth is about $50 million.

But Moore said he spends his time and money on those who make less and have been hurt by the system.

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