Michael Scott Moore Biography, Age, Family, Wife and Net Worth

Michael Scott Moore Biography

Michael Scott Moore is an American journalist and novelist. He is well known as the author of a history of surfing, Sweetness, and Blood (2010), and a memoir about his captivity in Somalia, The Desert and the Sea.

Michael Scott Moore Age

He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1969, he is roughly 49 to 50 years old as of 2019.

Michael Scott Moore Family |Young

There is no information about his family and how he was raised up. Michael has not shared any information about his parents and with their occupation, he has also not shared any information him having siblings or elder brothers and sisters

Michael Scott Moore Wife | Married

There is no information about Scott having been married, he has not shared any information about him having married and has opted to keep silent about his personal life. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.

Michael Scott Moore Education

Moore was enrolled and later graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 1991 with a degree in German Literature.

Michael Scott Moore Career

Moore in his career has published three books, including the novel Too Much of Nothing, published by Carroll & Graf, and the nonfiction history of surfing Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World, with Some Unexpected Results, published by Rodale in 2010. Sweetness and Blood were named a Best Book of 2010 by The Economist and PopMatters. The Desert and the Sea became a Nielsen bestseller in August 2018, shortly after its publication on July 24, 2018.

Moore as well worked as the theater columnist for SF Weekly, until he moved to Berlin, Germany in 2005. In Germany,

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he worked as both a staff and a freelance editor for Spiegel Online International. In 2010-11 he covered a trial of ten Somali pirates in Hamburg who were charged with trying to hijack the MV Taipan.


His journalism has been published in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times. From 2009-2012 he also wrote a weekly column for Miller-McCune (now Pacific Standard) on trans-Atlantic issues, including the NATO effort against Somali pirates. In 2009, for the column, he sailed on a NATO frigate charged with catching pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

Michael Scott Moore Net Worth

Michael estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.

Michael Scott Moore Abduction

Moore got to Somalia on a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting to research a book on piracy. He was then abducted by a local gang of pirates in January 2012 in the town of Galkayo. Several days later, two aid workers, Jessica Buchanan and Poul Thisted, also being held by Somali pirates, were rescued by a Navy SEAL operation. The gang holding Moore subsequently demanded $20 million. American officials and the German Foreign Ministry collaborated on negotiations with the pirates until Moore was freed September 22, 2014. It took 977 days for Moore to be released by the pirates after 1.6 million dollars was paid.

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