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Sun Myung Moon Net Worth:
Sun Myung Moon Net Worth:Sun Myung Moon (Korean 문선명; born Mun Yong-myeong; 25 February 1920 – 3 September 2012) was a Korean religious leader, businessperson, political activist, and media mogul. A self-proclaimed messiah, he was the founder of the Unification Church, and of its widely noted "Blessing" or mass wedding ceremony, and the author of its unique theology the Divine Principle. His business interests included News World Communications, an international news media corporation. and Tongil Group, a South Korean business group (chaebol).Born in what is now North Korea, Moon's family converted to Christianity when he was a child. In 1954, he founded the Unification Church in Seoul, South Korea based on conservative, family-oriented teachings from new interpretations of the Bible. In 1971, he moved to the United States and became a leading figure in a wave of new religious movements. Moon was active in conservative politics and courted world leaders. An ardent anti-communist and advocate for Korean reunification, his support helped turn The Washington Times into a respected newspaper in conservative circles.Moon was also a figure of controversy. In 1947 he was convicted by the North Korean government of spying for South Korea and given a five-year sentence to the Hŭngnam labor camp. In the 1970s his critics labeled him a cult leader who made high demands on his followers. In 1982, he was charged by the United States government with willfully filing false federal income tax returns, found guilty in a jury trial, and sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. His case generated protests from some clergy and civil libertarians.Moon's teachings have been criticized for his addition of material to the Bible,for rejecting the Protestant doctrines of salvation by faith alone, the divinity of Christ, the virgin birth of Jesus, the necessity of the crucifixion of Jesus, a literal resurrection of Jesus, a literal second coming of Jesus, and for the assertion that Jesus should have married.
|Birth date:||February 25, 1920, North Pyongan, North Korea|
|Death date:||September 3, 2012, Gapyeong County, South Korea|
|Birth place:||North Pyongan|
|Spouse:||Hak Ja Han (m. 1960–2012), Sun Kil Choi (m. 1944–1953)|
|Children:||Hyung Jin Moon, Hyun Jin Moon, Moon Kook-jin|
|Parents:||Kyung-gye Kim, Kyung-yoo Moon|
|Books:||Exposition of the Divine Principle, The Way of Tradition|