Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth, Early Life, Career Highlights, Other Appearances, Awards, Personal Life and Family

Published Date   09th Sep. 2017, 00:21 am  Update Date: August 15th, 2018  11:26 am
Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth, Early Life, Career Highlights, Other Appearances, Awards, Personal Life and Family
Quick Info
Birth Name: Caryn Elaine Johnson
Birth Place: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Father: Robert James Johnson
Mother: Emma Harris
Spouse: Alvin Martin (1973-1979), David Claessen (1986-1988), Lyle Trachtenberg (1994-1995)
Height: 165cm
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Date of Birth: 13/11/1955
Age: 67 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $45 million
College: Tisch School of the Arts
Children: 1 (Alexandrea Martin)

Whoopi Goldberg is an award-winning comedian and television host. Actress Whoopi began her professional career from “Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving it away” in 1982. Today till 2018, she has established herself as a successful TV personality and Comedian. As of 2018, Whoopi Goldberg net worth is $45 million.

Actress Whoopi Goldberg was born on 15th November 1955 in Manhattan, New York. She was born to Robert James Johnso Jr., a clergyman and Emma Johnson, a nurse and a teacher. Her DNA test result proves that she is from Papel and Bayote ancestry.

Whoopi attended St. Columbia and Washington Irving High School and later dropped out. Whoopi has starred in a number of movies including The Color Purple(1985), Jumpin’ Jack Flash(1986), Burgler(1987) and so on.

Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth and Earnings

Executive Producer of Hollywood Squares, Whoopi Goldberg net worth as of 2018 is $45 million. She garnished such a huge net worth from her career as an author, actress, comedian, producer, and TV personality. Whoopi Goldberg gets $5 million salary per year.

Whoopi Goldberg net worth $45 million as of 2018Whoopi Goldberg earns a massive amount from her career in Entertainment Industry to add to her net worth. Image Source: Pinterest

In 1992, Goldberg had a lead role in Sister Act which grossed $200 million earning her a Golden Globe Awards. Moreover, she hosted The Whoopi  Goldberg Show along with performed in Made in America. It helped her to bag massive amount to her net worth.


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Apart from acting and hosting, Goldberg co-wrote a book with ghost rider Daniel Paisner. In addition, she has written lots of Children’s books and Non-fiction. The career as an author also helped this versatile lady to add some amount to her increasing fortune.

BooksPublished Year
Whoopi's Big Book of Manners2006
Sugar Plum Ballerinas(with different subtitles)2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Is It Just Me? Or Is It Nuts Out There?2010
Whoopi's Big Book of Relationships: If Someone Says "You Complete Me" Run!2015

Besides media and TV appearances, Goldberg net worth increased due to her innovative business ideas. She is the co-founder of Whoopi and Maya established in April 2016. It makes medical cannabis products for relief from menstrual cramps.

Personal life and Relationships

Whoopi Goldberg personal is as vast as her professional life. Goldberg married three guys in her lifetime. At first, she tied her knot with Alvin Martin in 1993 with whom she had a daughter named Alexandria Martin. The couple separated officially in 1979 because there was no commitment in their relationship.

Whoopi Goldberg daughter Alex MartinAlexandria Martin is the only kid of Whoopi Goldberg who was born with Whoopi’s first husband. Photo Source: Pics of Celebrities

In 1986, Whoopi married cinematographer David Claessen and later divorced in 1988. During that time, she had addicted to marijuana. Goldberg did not have any child with ex-husband David Claessen.

Furthermore, Whoopi Goldberg’s last marriage was with Lyle Trachtenberg from 1994 to 1995. Besides marriage, Whoopi was also in a romantic relationship with actors Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton, and Ted Danson. After separating from husbands and boyfriends, she does not have any intention of remarrying.

Whoopie Goldberg romantic relationship Ted DansonWhoopi Goldberg was dating actor Ted Danson (Right) after her divorce. Image Credit: Pop Sugar

Awards and Recognition of Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg has not only bagged a huge amount of net worth. Also, she is the winner of loads of awards, nominations, and titles. The famous Comedian, Whoopie Goldberg is the second African-American female to win an Oscar Award after Diahann Carroll.

Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actress 1986,1991
Image Award, Outstanding Lead Actress1988,1990,1992,1994,1999,2004
Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award, Favorite Movie Actress1988,1989,1992
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress1991
American Comedy Award, Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture1991
Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series1991
Daytime Emmy Award2002,2009

Apart from media awards, Whoopi received Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Vanguard Award for her LGBT support. She is also the winner of the Women in Film Crystal Award for excellence in her work. Similarly, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for achievement by a dyslexic in 1987.

Originally published on SuperbHub on September 9, 2017, Updated on August 15, 2018.

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