Caryn Elaine Johnson who is popularly known by her stage name as Whoopi Goldberg is an actress as well as a television host that does hold the American Nationality. Also, she also doubles as a writer as well as an author. She is among the few entertainers who has received the Grammy, Oscar, Tony and the Emmy Award. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Whoopi Goldberg in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Goldberg was born in the year 1955 on November 13th. Her place of birth is in Manhattan, New York. Her mother is Emma while her father is Robert James Johnson Jr. She did grow up in Chelsea Elliot Houses. She did study at a local Catholic school. She did drop out of high school. The school that she did drop from is Washington Irving High School.
Goldberg has not been lucky when it comes to love. She has been married a record three times. The first man that she did fall in love with was Alvin Martin. This marriage was able to last for six years. However, in their sixth years, the couple had some serious disagreements that did cause their divorce. Before the divorce, the couple had been blessed with a daughter by the name Alexandra Martin. After her first marriage did end, she never gave up when it comes to love.
She would try her luck by dating David Claessen. Things did seem like they go in order. However, after two years, they would later get divorced. The third time that she did try to date, it only lasted one year. She was dating Lyle Trachtenberg. From then, it seems that she might have given on love as she is yet to get married. She did have a brother who kicked the bucket in the year 2015. The brother was suffering from a Brain Aneurysm. She has had some battle with drug abuse.
Career, Awards & Nominations
The first time that she appears on the screens was in ‘Citizen: I am not Losing My Mind, I am giving it away. This was in the year 1982. After this, she did create The Spook Show. Mike Nichols directed the show. Her play did enjoy a successful run. Her play was dubbed ’Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway.’
The director was very much impressed by the performance and did cast her in another film that was dubbed ‘The Color Purple.’ This was able to earn her commercial success. In the Late 1980s, she did appear in a film that was dubbed ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash.’ In the year 1990 together with Jean Stapleton. The show was dubbed ‘Bagdad Café.’ Over time, she has been able to appear in very films as well as Television series.
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. She has won Grammy Awards and Tony Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Whoopi net worth is estimated to be over $50 million. This wealth has been created from her career in the film industry. She has appeared in movies that have done very well. The movies have gone and had huge commercial success. She has learned how to nail each role irrespective of how hard it can be.
Goldberg does remain among the most successful actresses of our time. She has gone beyond what people would have expected her to achieve. Each day for her is an opportunity to improve oneself. It will be amazing to see what the future holds for her. Maybe, she finds love for the second time.