Whoopi Goldberg’s Net Worth

How much is Whoopi Goldberg worth?

Net Worth$45 Million
of Birth
13 November, 1955 (Age 63 years)
Profession Actor, Disc jockey, Author,
Singer-songwriter, Talk show host,
Comedian, Television producer,
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
Last Updated2019

Born on the 13th of November, 1955 in New York City, USA, Whoopi Goldberg, whose real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson is a multi-talented actress, comedienne, singer-songwriter, talk shows presenter and political activist. Her net worth is $45 million, and her annual salary is estimated to run up to about $5 Million per year.

Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth

Early Life

Whoopi Goldberg and her older brother were raised by their mother in a housing project in the Chelsea part of Manhattan.

Goldberg’s father left the family, which prompted her single mother to work at a variety of jobs, like nursing and teaching, to make ends meet. Goldberg claimed to be half Catholic and half Jewish, She changed her name when she decided that her given name was too boring, and “Goldberg” is related to her family history.

Goldberg is best known for her professional portrayals in both dramatic and comedic roles, and also her groundbreaking work in the Hollywood film industry as an African-American woman, with her trademark dreadlocks, piercing humor, and wide impish grin.

She dropped out of high school at the age of 17 when she unknowingly suffered from dyslexia, which affected her studies.


Goldberg’s first onscreen appearance was in “Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away in 1981-82”. However, her big break came in 1985 when she played the lead role in “The Color Purple” as Celie. Her other notable roles include playing psychic in the film “Ghost” in 1990. She became the second black woman to win an acting Oscar when her role in “Ghost” won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. From 1998 to 2004, She co-produced “Hollywood Squares”. Goldberg is also known for her work on “The View”.

In total, Whoopi has been nominated for more than 20 Emmy Awards and is one of the few to have won a Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT). She has so far won more than 50 awards and has been nominated for more than 80. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6841 Hollywood Blvd in 2001. In the ’90s, she was rumored to be the highest paid actress in film.

Goldberg has been married a total of three times, and has been involved with actors Frank Langella and Ted Danson. Her daughter, Alexander Martin, is also an actress. She admitted to being a former drug addict and she also suffers from dyslexia. In 2007, she joined the TV series “The View” and has continued to appear in films and TV shows. Goldberg is also an author of non-fiction and children’s books. She starred on stage in a production of “Sister Act” in 2010, she also produced same for Broadway.

Net Worth

Whoopi Goldberg’s net worth is estimated at about $45 million, and her annual salary is estimated to about $5 Million per year. Sources of her income include; Acting, Television Apperances, Sale of Properties, extra gigs, etc.


Although, Whoopi Goldberg might be single at the moment, she has been married three times and all three marriages ended in a divorce and according to her, the divorces were her faults.

She was married to Alvin Martin in 1973 but they divorced six years later. She had a daughter with Martin before their divorce. She later got married to David Claessen in 1986 but they split after two years. She tried again in 1994, after taking a long break, when she got married to Lyle Trachtenberg. They announced their divorce the following year to the disappointment of fans.

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