Grammy Award-winning Whoopi Goldberg is an American comedian, actress and television personality best known for her role in the 1985 drama The Color Purple. She is known for her works in films such as Jumpin ‘Jack Flash, Fatal Beauty, The Telephone, Big Stone Gap, King of the Dancehall and many more.
Working since 1982, Whoopi has amassed tremendous fortune and fame from her versatile career. As of 2021 Goldberg has a net worth of $ 60 million.
Career Highlights & Source of Income
Goldberg made her acting debut in the 1982 film Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Gifting It. She later appeared in a Broadway show called Whoopi Goldberg from October 24, 1984 to March 10, 1985 and performed 156 shows.
Her stunning rendition of the comedy caught the attention of director Steven Spielberg, and she cast Whoopi as the lead in The Color Purple. The film was a commercial success and was nominated for 11 Oscars.
She later appeared in films such as Jumpin ‘Jack Flash, Burglar and Fatal Beauty. Whoopi played a woman in the 1990 civil rights movement, the American historical drama The Long Walk Home. The same year, she starred in the film Ghost for which she won an Oscar, making her the first black woman to win the award in nearly 50 years.
In 1998, Whoopi attracted public attention when she became the “Center Square” in Hollywood squares. She also served as executive producer and was nominated for four Emmy Awards. Whoopi left the series in 2002.
In 2003, Goldberg starred opposite Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson ($ 220 million) in the HBO documentary Unchained Memories. Whoopi also voiced “Stretch” in animated film Toy Story 3.
In 2014, She appeared as Megan Fox’s boss in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ 2014 reboot alongside Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, and others.
On September 4, 2007, Whoopi became the new moderator and host of the American talk show The View. She made controversial comments on the program. In 2009, She claimed that 13-year-old Roman Polanski’s rape in 1977 was not rape, making it clear that her intention was to distinguish between “legal rape” and “forced rape”.
Whoopi’s annual salary at The View was $ 2 million from 2007 to 2013.
Whoopi has a net worth of $ 60 million in 2021. She generates fortunes from her multiple careers.
Whoopi is in few people to have won all four major American entertainment awards which are an Emmy for TV shows, a Grammy for music, a Tony for theater and an Oscar for film.
Social Media & Charity
In addition to her versatile career, Goldberg also earns a decent amount of money from his sponsorship offers. So far she has appeared for various popular clothing / footwear brands.
Goldberg is active on social media platforms such as Instagram with 868,000 followers, Twitter with 1.46 million and Facebook with 1.6 million followers. According to Influencer Marketing, Whoopi is estimated to make $ 2,585 to $ 4,308 per mail paid through Instagram.
Goldberg is active on various charitable and philanthropic works. She is also a human rights advocate who is moderating a panel at the summit of the Alliance of Youth Movements on how social networks can be used to combat violent extremism.
Likewise, on April 1, 2010, Whoopi together with Cyndi Lauper launched the Give a Damn campaign to raise awareness of discrimination in the LGBT community. It is also the selection committee of the Jefferson Awards for public service. Whoopi is also on the national board of the National Museum of American Illustration.
Home, Cars, Lifestyle
With a net worth of $ 60 million, Goldberg definitely owns a million dollar mansion. She bought a mansion worth $ 2.5 million in New Jersey.
In 2009, She sold her Soho Wooster St. New York for $ 3.99 million and her ranch in Vermont for $ 3.5 million. Likewise, She owns a mansion worth $ 4 million in New York.
Plus, she drives around in expensive cars.
Short Bio of Whoopi Goldberg Age, Height, Family, Husband, Children
Born as Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13, 1955 in New York City, United States of America, to Robert James Johnson Jr. and Emma Johnson. He has American nationality and belongs to the African American ethnic group.
She attended St Columba and later enrolled in Washington Irving High School from where he later dropped out.
Age and height
She is 66 years old as of 2021 and her height is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm).
Marriage And Children
Speaking of her personal life, Whoopi has been married three times in her life. She first married Alvin Martin in 1973. They also shared a daughter: Alexandrea Martin together. The duo’s divorce was completed in 1979.
She then married cinematographer David Claassen on September 1, 1986. The couples were married for two years before separating in 1988.
Whoopi then married her third husband Lyle Trachtenberg on October 1, 1994. Like her previous marriage, her third marriage also didn’t work out and they divorced after a year in 1995.
She has also been linked with actors such as Timothy Dalton, Frank Langella and Ted Danson. As of now Whoopi is single and has stated that she has no plans to get married again.
Once news of her death spread across the internet but it was fake news.