What is Whoopi Goldberg’s net worth? Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, author and talk show host. She started her career as a stand-up comic before landing the role of Guinan in the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. From 1998 to 2002, she co-hosted The View, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.
The youngest of nine children, Whoopi was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York City to Emma Johnson and Edwin Joseph Walker, a postal worker and Pentecostal minister. The family was poor, living in a housing project in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. When she was sixteen years old, her mother died of cancer at only thirty-nine years old. Her father moved to Detroit without his two daughters; there he met another woman and had two more children with her.
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In 1979, Whoopi Goldberg became a regular cast member on The Muppet Show, for which she won two Emmy Awards. In 1985, she became famous as Guinan on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Meanwhile, she appeared in films like Sister Act (1992), The Color Purple (1985) and its sequel (The Color Purple, 2005), along with several other well-known movies and TV shows such as Ghost (1990), where she played Oda Mae Brown, along with Oprah Winfrey. She also hosted her own talk show, titled The View, since 1997, through 2018. A year later she took part in another talk show titled Outer Circle alongside George Clooney.
Description of her movies
Whoopi Goldberg is a famous American Actress, comedian, singer and an author. She began her career as a stand-up comic in San Francisco. In 1984 she performed at The Comedy Store and at LA The Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard. She was also a regular cast member of Star Trek: The Next Generation where she appeared as Guinan. Her movie credits include Sister Act 2: Back in Habit, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Ghost Town and more! Whoopi has a net worth of $45 million USD (estimated by Celebrity Net Worth in 2016). So how rich is she actually? And what is her next project? Read our bio to find out!
In 2015, she earned $12 million for being a judge on ABC’s The View. She also has her own radio show and product lines. She has sold out theaters around the country with her show Sparkle and Swing.She is paid millions each year by QVC to sell products such as clothing, jewelry and kitchen utensils on live TV. Her other income sources include appearance fees at stand-up comedy shows, movies of television appearances. She was ranked on Forbes magazine in 2018 as one of America’s highest-paid comedians and entertainers earning an estimated $12 million that year.
Awards and nominations
In 1992, Whoopi made history by becoming not only a woman, but also an African American, to win an Oscar for her role in Ghost. In 1995 she became only one of 13 people in Academy Awards history to receive two nominations for acting within one year. She won both awards, her first being Best Supporting Actress in The Color Purple and her second as Best Actress in Sister Act. When it comes to acting, Whoopi has been nominated for nine Emmys and seven Golden Globes. Of these nominations she has received three Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild awards. Her next award may very well be a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame! We will keep you updated if anything changes!
Assets & Properties
Goldber’s may be a renowned actress and comedienne, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she has to spend a lot of money. She owns three homes: in Los Angeles, New York City and Connecticut. In 2013, it was reported that she purchased two condos in Tribeca and one co-op apartment in Greenwich Village for $5 million each. Moreover, she owns a $1 million penthouse loft in Soho as well as half of a four-story building at West 36th Street that is valued at $1.9 million. Her total real estate holdings are estimated to be worth around $12 million according to The Richest estimates.
Whoopi Goldberg’s net worth
Whoopi is a rather wealthy celebrity with an estimated total net worth of $35 million. This wealth has been acquired over a career that has spanned more than 30 years. The actress got her start on TV by performing in various sitcoms and standup specials. As her career progressed, she began to appear in films, too. She continues to perform on Broadway and still does standup. From all of these activities, Whoopi has accrued a ton of money for which she is quite grateful. While some celebrities complain about having to work hard for their money, Whoopi loves what she does every day and considers herself lucky for it because not everyone can say that about their jobs!
Last Updated on January 7, 2022
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