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Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth

January 20, 2019
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How much is Whoopi Goldberg worth? $45 Million

How Whoopi Goldberg earn her money and wealth?

Whoopi Goldberg or Caryn Elaine Johnson was born on November 13, 1955. She is an American actress, comedian, author, and television host. Whoopi and is known for doing television shows and movies. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her outstanding work on television.  She is also one of the few artists to have won a Grammy Award, An Oscar, an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. Whoopi is the only second black woman to have won an Oscar award. If we talk about her career, Goldberg didn’t have to struggle much to achieve success.  She got her first breakthrough role in the movie The Color Purple, released in 1985, where she played the role of the Celie, a mistreated black woman. She was nominated for the Academy Award for this movie and also won the Golden Globe Award.

In 1990, she acted in the romantic thriller Ghost, where she portrayed the role of Oda Mae Brown, a psychic, who helped the man to save his lover. She starred opposite Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in this movie. The movie received a lot of appreciation and Goldberg won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for the best-supporting actress. Again in 1992, she was nominated for Golden Globe award for her leading role in the movie Sister Act, which was a comedy movie. She played the role of a nun in this movie. In 1993, she acted in the sequel of Sister Act, i.e. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

After this movie, she became popular with her other successful movie like Made in America (1993), The Lion King (1994), Ghosts of Mississippi (1996), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Girl, Interrupted (1999), For Colored Girls (2010) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014). Besides acting in movies, Goldberg also made her appearance on television. She did some memorable roles including Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation and since 2007, she has been the host of Talk show The View.

Goldberg has been married three times to Alvin Martin (1973), David Claessen (1986) and Lyle Trachtenberg (1994). She was also linked with actors Frank Langella, Timothy Dalton, and Ted Danson. On April 1, 2010, Goldberg joined Cyndi Lauper in the inauguration of her Give a Damn campaign to aware the people about the discrimination of the LGBT community. The aim of the campaign is to urge people to support and befriend with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community.

Whoopi Goldberg launched her company Whoopi & Maya in April 2016 in the capacity of a co-founder. Her inspiration behind the launch was her lifelong struggle with menstrual cramps where cannabis “was literally the only thing that gave me relief.” The company manufactures medical marijuana products that provide relief from menstrual cramps.

What are the highest grossing movies of Whoopy Goldberg?

  1.    Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993): $7,000,000
  2.    Made in America (1993): $44,942,695
  3.    For Coloured Girls (2010): $37,729,698
  4.    Ghosts of Mississippi (1996): $13,323,144
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