The award-winning American actress, comedian, author, and television personality, Whoopi Goldberg, is well-known for her wide list of repertoire both on stage and on screen.
Born in Manhattan in 1955, the now 66-year-old always knew she wanted to be an actor. She began acting in children’s plays with the Hudson Guild Theatre at the young age of eight, and every second of her free time she was either watching television or learning play scripts. Although her childhood was particularly difficult as her father left when she was young and Goldberg’s mother worked several jobs to support the family, this did not stop Goldberg from achieving her dreams. Being diagnosed with autism and battling a drug addiction, she courageously overcame her battles and is now a very successful celebrity.
What Is Whoopi Goldberg’s Net Worth In 2022?
According to celebritynetworth.com, Goldberg has an estimated net-worth of around $60 million (£49 million). Her annual salary from the talk show, The View, where she is the moderator and co-host, is around $8 million. One of her most successful acting roles is that of lounge sister Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. The film made $230 million worldwide, where Goldberg made around $7 million to $12 million for the sequel. At this time, she became the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.
Goldberg has starred in many amazing films. Acting in The Color Purple (1985), she received the Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role of Celie. Her appearance in the film, Ghost (1990), was admittedly her most successful. With this being the highest-grossing movie of all time with box office receipts of $505 million, Goldberg made millions from her role. She is also a voice actor and has voiced the lead hyena, Shenzi, in The Lion King, voiced Ranger Margaret in The Rugrats Movie and The Muppets.
Recognised for her many successes, she won a Grammys award in 1991, Academy Award in 1994, 1996, 1999, and 2002, and was even the first African American and solo female Oscars Awards host in 1994. She further won a Tony Award in 2008, all celebrating her talent and energetic persona.
Aside from her film career, she is also an author of children and non-fiction books. She has a PHD in literature from New York University and an honoury degree from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She currently lives in a mansion in a gated community outside of New York City, which has an incredible 23 rooms with an indoor gym and pool.