Friday, May 24, 2024

“Riverdance” Star Michael Flatley–Chicago Born– Gives Up U.S. Citizenship


Michael Flatley was born in Chicago, Illinois. But he’s most closely associated with Ireland, as he heads up the Riverdance troupe that’s famous all over the world. But I can tell you exclusively that Flatley has given up his U.S. citizenship according to the latest report from the Federal Register dated October 27, 2015.

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There was speculation two years ago that Flatley had turned back his U.S. citizenship for a British passport. He already has an Irish passport, according to reports.

Flatley, who’s said to be worth around $400 million, has a six story townhouse in Knightsbridge, London. He also owns a home in Ireland. Michael Jackson hid out with Flatley in 2006 after ripping off the prince of Bahrain and before returning to the U.S.

Many people probably think Flatley is already Irish. But he is American. He just doesn’t want to be anymore. It’s likely too expensive for some one with good dance moves.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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