Whoopi Goldberg is a plainspoken American comedienne with her iconic persona that became recognizable between the ’80s and ’90s and helped her possess Whoopi Goldberg net worth, an estimated $45 million.
Her career is the sum of her distinctive appearance and dramatic talents which characterize the glory of an emphatic and no-nonsense actress. Her full name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.
Goldberg was born in New York on 13th November, 1955. She came of a middle class African-American family. Her father abandoned her and her mother. Since then, she started living with her mother who had a very deep influence on the actress’s values. Whoopi quit her formal education at an early period of her life and began living in East Germany where she got herself introduced into theater productions. At age of eight, she saw the beginning of her career as she performed with Helena Rubenstein Children’s Theater in New York.
Family life– Characterized by a series of failure:
Goldberg could not become equally successful in her professional career and personal life. For the first time, she tried to become a family woman, she married Alvin Martin, but the conjugal bond between she and her husband did not last more than six years. With Martin, she had a daughter named Alexandrea Martin who became an actress later.
In 1986, she again tried her hand at establishing a happy family life. She married cinematographer David Claessen, but her fate followed her with another misfortune as they got divorced only after two years of their marriage.
Her third husband was actor Lyle Trachtenberg who she married in 1994. This one lasted even for a shorter time which is barely a year. After that, she did not try to try her luck, but gave birth to rumors that she had been dating actors Frank Langella and Ted Danson.
Career– Far more successful than her personal life:
Her most important professional identity is as a prolific comedienne. From 1981 to 1982, she had her maiden onscreen appearance in Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It. In 1985, she had a major break as she acted Celie which is The Color Purple’s lead role.
Goldberg has some other remarkable roles such as a psychic role in Ghost (1990). This was the role that brought her an Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress. The award made her become the second black lady to grab an acting Oscar. From 1998 to 2004, she collaborated in the production of Hollywood Squares. Her role in The View also brought her fame as an actress.
Awards and achievements to further Whoopi Goldberg net worth:
So far, Whoopi has achieved the prestige of being nominated for Emmy Awards for as many as thirteen times. She is widely recognized as one of the very few artists to win each of the four most prestigious awards such as the Grammy, Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards. In the 1990s, Goldberg was thought to have been the highest paid comedienne and actress.
How much money does Whoopi Goldberg make a year?
Since the 1980s, Goldberg’s earnings followed the trend of steady increase. For the talk shows alone, she charges around $2 million annually. During her most glorious years as an actress, she earned around $1.5 million per movie. Her talents as a songwriter also helped her earn a lot of money. Annually, she earns anywhere from $3 million to $5 million on an average. She has also some endorsements for Slim Fast and T-Mobile.
Whoopi Goldberg’s properties:
As a female megastar, Goldberg earned a huge sum of money, and this is what helped her buy some expensive properties which include her Wooster Street house that is worth approximately $4 million now. The house has two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a private master suite, a bar area, vintage ceiling fans and quality light fixtures.
She has another property named Vermont Ranch which is listed to have a worth of $5 million. In 2009, she purchased her West Orange home for $2.8 million. The grand colonial mansion stands on 9,486 sq. ft. The house has 23 rooms including 8 bedrooms and the same number of bathrooms.
Goldberg did not seem to crave automobiles as she owns only a car named Volkswagen Beetle. The actress has a great love for Bakelite Jewelry. She owns a collection which contains authentic Bakelite bangles which cost as much as $100 each.
Whoopi Goldberg’s body measurements:
Height: 165 cm
Weight: 58 kilograms
Measurements: 34-26-36 inches (Bust-waist-Hip)
Bra size: 34C (cup size)
Dress size: 8
Hair color: Black
Star sign: Scorpio
Shoe size number: 11
Starting her steps just at the age of eight, Goldberg eventually became an actress, author, singer-songwriter and talk show host. All these roles aided in Whoopi Goldberg net worth. Her identity as a political activist is also recognized.