Facts of Whoopi Goldberg
|Full Name||Whoopi Goldberg|
|Birth Name||Caryn Elaine Johnson|
|Birth City||New York City|
|Father Name||Robert James Johnson Jr.|
|Father Profession||a Pastor|
|Mother Name||Emma Johnson|
|Mother Profession||Nurse and Teacher|
|Spouse||Lyle Trachtenberg (m. 1994–1995), David Claessen (m. 1986–1988), Alvin Martin (m. 1973–1979)|
|Relation With||Alvin Martin, David Claessen, Lyle Trachtenberg|
|No Of Children||1|
|Sibilings||Clyde K. Johnson|
|Education||Tisch School Of The Arts|
|Date of Birth||November 13,1955|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of American Actress Whoopi Goldberg?
Grammy Award-winner, Whoopi Goldberg is an American comedian, actress, and television personality best known for her role in 1985 drama The Color Purple. She is also known for her works in movies like Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Fatal Beauty, The Telephone, Big Stone Gap, King of the Dancehall, and more.
Professional since 1982, Whoopi has amassed a huge fortune and fame from her versatile career. As of 2019 Goldberg has a net worth of $45 million.
Net Worth- Career, Income Sources, And Salary
Goldberg made her acting debut from the 1982 film Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away. She then appeared in a Broadway play titled Whoopi Goldberg from 24th October 1984 to 10th March 1985 and performed 156 performances.
Her outstanding performance in the play caught the attention of director Steven Speilberg and cast Whoopi as the lead role in The Color Purple. The film was a commercial success and got nominated for 11 Academy Awards.
She then appeared in films like Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Burglar, and Fatal Beauty. Whoopi than starred as a woman in the civil rights movement in 1990 American historical drama The Long Walk Home. The same year, she starred in the film Ghost for which she won an Academy Award making her the first black woman to win the award in nearly 50 years.
In 1998, Whoopi grabbed audiences' attention when she became the ‘Center Square’ on Hollywood Squares. Goldberg also served as the executive producer for which she got nominated for the Emmy Awards four times. Whoopi left the series in 2002.
In 2003, Goldberg co-starred alongside Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson ($220 million) in the HBO documentary Unchained Memories. Whoopi also voiced the character Stretch in the 2010 animated film Toy Story 3.
In 2014, appeared as Megan Fox’s boss in the 2014 reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles alongside Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, and others.
On 4th September 2007, Whoopi became the new moderator and co-host of the American talk show The View. She has made controversial comments on the program. In 2009, she expressed that Roman Polanski’s rape of 13 years old in 1977 was not rape-rape clarifying that her intention was to distinguish between ‘statutory rape’ and ‘forcible rape’.
Whoopi’s annual salary at The View was $2 million from 2007 to 2013.
Moreover, Goldberg also co-founded Whoopi & Maya which is a company manufacturing medical cannabis products for women seeking relief from menstrual cramps. The company was first launched in April of 2016.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Whoopi has a net worth of $45 million as of June 2019. She generates her fortunes from her multiple careers.
Did You Know? Goldberg received $7 million for her role in the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
Whoopi comes under few people to have won all four major American entertainment awards that are an Emmy for TV shows, a Grammy for Music, Tony for Theater act, and Oscar for film work.
Endorsements, Social Media Earnings, And Charity
Besides her versatile career, Goldberg also earns a decent sum of money from her sponsorship deals. She has endorsed various popular clothing/footwear brands to date.
Goldberg is active on social media platforms like Instagram with 868k followers, Twitter with 1.46M, and Facebook with 1.6m followers. As per Influencer Marketing, Whoopi is estimated to earn $2,585 to $4,308 per paid post via Instagram.
Goldberg is active on various charity and philanthropic works. She is also an advocate for human rights which is moderating a panel at the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit on how social networks can be used to fight against violent extremism.
Likewise, on 1st April 2010, Whoopi along with Cyndi Lauper launched Give a Damn campaign to bring awareness about discrimination of the LGBT community. She is also the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service. Whoopi also serves on the national council board of the National Museum of American Illustration.
Assets, House, Cars, Lifestyle, Tax, Insurance, And Expenses
With a net worth of $45 million, Goldberg surely owns a million dollar mansion. She purchased a mansion worth of $2.5 million in New Jersey.
In 2009, she sold her Soho Wooster St. New York for $3.99 million as well as her Vermont ranch for $3.5 million. Similarly, she owns a mansion worth of $4 million in New York.
As per Smart Asset, she is reported to pay $48,125 as annual property tax for her New Jersey home.
Moreover, she rides around expensive cars.
Whoopi Goldberg’s Personal Life- Age, Height, Family, Husband, Death, And Children
Born as Caryn Elaine Johnson on 13th November 1955 in New York City, the United States of America to Robert James Johnson Jr. and Emma Johnson. She holds American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic group.
She attended St Columba’s and later enrolled in Washington Irving High School from where she dropped out later on.
Marriage And Children
Talking about her personal life, Whoopi has been married thrice in her lifetime. She first got married to Alvin Martin in 1973. They also shared a daughter: Alexandrea Martin together. The duo’s divorce was finalized in 1979.
She then tied the knot with cinematographer David Claessen on 1st September 1986. The pair was married for two years before parting their ways in 1988.
Whoopi then got married to her then-third-husband Lyle Trachtenberg on 1st October 1994. Like her previous marriage, her third marriage also didn’t work out and they got divorced after a year in 1995.
She was also linked with actors like Timothy Dalton, Frank Langella, and Ted Danson. As of 2019, Whoopi is single and stated that she has no plans on getting married again.
Once her death news spread on the internet which was a piece of hoax news.
Age And Height
She is 64 years old as of 2019. Her height is 5 feet 5 inches (165 cm).