Carry Elaine Johnson who is known as Whoopi Goldberg professionally is an American comedian, actress, television host and an author. She has received thirteen nominations to the Emmy Awards and is among the few entertainers to have won Emmy Award, Academy Award, Grammy Award and a Tony Award. She set a record of having been the second black woman to win an Academy Award for Acting. Keep Reading to learn more about the net worth of Whoopi Goldberg in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Goldenberg was conceived in 1955 on November 13th in New York City. Her parents are Robert James Johnson Jr. who was a clergyman and Emma Johnson who was a teacher and a nurse. She grew up in Chelsea Elliot House, and she has very good memories of this place. She schooled at a school that was owned by the Catholic Church. This school was known as St Collumbas, from which she proceeded to Washington Irving High School. She never completed her high school education.
Goldberg has been unlucky when it comes to finding true love. For three times, she has gotten married to three different men. She first got married to Alvin Martin, and this married went on for six years before they divorced. The couple had a daughter, Alexandra Martin and after the end of this marriage, she fell in love with David Claessen. After two years, they got divorced, and she met Lyle Trachtenberg who they later got divorced after some time.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Whoopi does hold a distinction of being the first African-American woman to get nominated for the categories such as Best Actress and also a Best Supporting Actress in multiple awards. She has won Grammy Awards and Tony Awards.
Her debut appearance on the screens began in a movie ‘Citizen: I am not Losing My Mind, but I am giving it away,’ that was filmed in 1992. The movie was a success, and it is after this that she came up with her shows, ‘The Spook Show’ and it was directed by Mike Nicholas. The film was a big success, and it made her even more popular. She later was involved in a play ‘’Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway.’’
Every director of a movie or a play was satisfied beyond doubt that her performances were unique. She later got to feature in various movies including ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Bagdad Cafe.’ Over time, she has featured in different movies and shows. Among the awards that she has won includes Grammy Award and a Tony Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Whoopi is over $50 million. The fortune has been amassed from her successful venture in the film industry where she has appeared in very many movies and television shows that have won multiple awards.
Goldberg has remained among the most successful people in the film industry. Her experience combined with the excellent skills in acting has made her a valuable asset to very many directors of the film.