Whoopi Goldberg has a net worth of $45 million. She was born and was given the name Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 13, 1955 in Manhattan, New York. Her father abandoned her and her mother, leaving her to be raised by a single mother with her brother, her mother worked a lot of jobs to help support them, and they grew up in poor neighborhoods. Goldberg has been married and divorced three times, and has been involved with two other celebrities; she has one child with her first ex-husband. She is an author, singer, political activist, talk show host, actress, and comedian.
Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth - $45 Million
Birth Name - Caryn Elaine Johnson
Date of birth - November 13, 1955
Zodiac Sign - Scorpio
Birth Place - Manhattan, New York, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 5' 5"
Profession - Screenwriter, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Comedian, Film producer, Author, Talk show host, Actor, Disc jockey, Political activist
She was a fan of the original "Star Trek" series as a child, especially because of Uhura, because it was a black character that was not a maid. Goldberg dropped out of high school to pursue an acting career, and because her dyslexia made it hard for her to keep going through school. To support herself, she worked from home as a phone adult operator. She started acting in a New York theater when she was only eight years old; she even did some acting in Germany in the late 70s and early 80s.
Acting is where the bulk of her net worth comes from. She has been in many movies and television shows in her multiple decade long career. Since 2007, she has appeared on the talk show "The View" as a co-host. Goldberg starred in two plays, one a one woman show that was a series of monologues created by Goldberg herself, that got her the attention of someone who wanted her to try acting on Broadway. She would take this one woman show, with the help of a director, to Broadway, and perform the show under a different name.
Her work in Broadway productions, caught the eye of Steven Spielberg when he was trying to find people to appear in his adaptation of Alice Walker's novel "The Color Purple". It was this movie that launched her career and made her a household name, and made studios all over want her in their movies. In the 1990s, she was the highest paid actress of all time.
Her appearances in dramatic films and comedies like "Clara's Heart" the "Sister Act" films, "Soapdish", "Ghost", "The Lion King", "Made In America", "Rat Race", and "Ghost" make up a good sized chunk of her net worth. She also had a role on "Star Trek: The Next Generation".
She got nominated for a best actress Oscar for her role in "The Color Purple", which was her debut on-screen. She is the winner of a best supporting Oscar for her role as a psychic in "Ghost"; only the second black actress to win an Oscar. She also won a Grammy for Best Comedy Recording, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and a Tony for producing a Broadway musical. Making her in short company to win the four major awards.