WHOOPI Goldberg was a household name for most of her career.
She has found success as an actress, TV presenter, singer and more.
Battling drug addiction and a learning disability early in life revealed her true strength and enabled her to make herself a star.
Whoopi is one of the few people to have won all four major entertainer awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony (EGOT).
The EGOT winner hasn’t let up since her big break as she continues to be a mainstay at The View despite recent controversy over her comments on the Holocaust.
In the latest installment of our Celeb Riches series, we break down Whoopi’s net worth.
How rich is Whoopi Goldberg?
Whoopi makes an estimated $8 million a year and has amassed a net worth of $60 million.
Her annual salary for The View alone is often estimated at $5-6 million, while others say it’s $8 million.
The rest of her net worth comes from a variety of projects, including blockbuster hits like Ghost and The Color Purple, as well as her book projects.
How did she make her money?
After graduating from high school, Whoopi began working in theater productions in East Germany.
When she returned to the United States, she taught comedy and acting classes and continued her work in theater.
She made her screen debut in 1982’s Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Give It Away.
Then, in 1983, she created her own self-titled one-woman show, which went to Broadway and ran 156 performances.
movies and television
Legendary director Steven Speilberg gave her her next big break when he asked her to join the cast of The Color Purple.
Despite receiving an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, it’s unlikely she was paid a glorious amount as the total budget for the film was just $15 million, according to IMDb.
In the 1990s, Whoopi was a household name.
Her role as a psychic opposite Patrick Swayzee in Ghost helped the 1990 film gross $505 million.
At the time, it was only the third film to surpass $500 million, reports Forbes.
As another film with a seemingly tight budget, however, her salary most likely wasn’t very impressive.
When Sister Act and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit came out in 1993, she was able to collect a check for between $7 million and $12 million for her role, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
She was the highest paid actress in Hollywood at the time.
She continued to land roles in the 2000s with films like How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Toy Story 3 and For Colored Girls.
Whoopi also appears regularly on television, either lending her voice to characters as in the animated series Amphibia or appearing on screen in Picard.
Whoopi has held her spot at The View since 2007 and is estimated to make $5-6 million annually.
Meanwhile, a source told The US Sun this month that it’s actually closer to $8 million a year.
books and fashion
Whoopi also has a talent for writing books, including a children’s series called The Sugar Plum Ballerinas.
In 2016, she co-founded Whoopi & Maya, a medical cannabis company that creates products for women in need of menstrual relief.
Unfortunately the shop closed in February 2020.
DUBGEE is her clothing line for women looking for comfort.
The brand debuted in 2019 with sleek, comfortable clothing that you can wear anywhere.
All garments allow for effortless style and are available in extended sizes.
How much does she have in real estate?
She has bought and sold a number of properties and currently resides in New Jersey, where she bought a 12,713 square foot home in 2009 for $3 million.
The 425-acre property features a gym, pool, eight bedrooms, and seven bathrooms.
In 1985, she bought a home in Berkley, California for $335,000.
The property consisted of the main house and a two storey cottage which was formerly a barn.
It also had five garages for her car collection.
After keeping it for several years, she was able to sell it for $1.275 million in 2015, earning her a huge profit.
Whoopi also paid $960,000 for a massive historic home in Vermont in 2003.
The home measures 6,100 square feet and has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
She sold it in 2016 for just over $1 million.
A true show of Whoopi’s wealth came in 2007 when she bought a loft that took up the entire floor of a luxury apartment complex in New York.
The Soho apartment featured vintage and custom furnishings, a bar area, and a private master suite.
She enjoyed this space for three years before listing it for a price of $7.4 million.
In 2018, she sold her West Coast home for $8.8 million, up from just $2.5 million in 1993.
What does Whoopi spend her money on?
Whoopi owns many beautiful things, but she loves her cars.
Although she can no longer drive them due to poor eyesight, that doesn’t stop her from enjoying her Mercedes Benz, Mercedes GLX, Audi Q5 and more.
She also has an extensive art collection that included so many pieces and she actually auctioned quite a few in 2011.
Whoopi donated prestigious pottery and porcelain pieces to Heritage Auctions’ Estate Auction.
She scoured auctions, antique fairs and flea markets to build her collection of timeless pieces, which offer the best of the best across different art styles, including popular Art Deco pieces.
“I see this as the evolution of interests,” she said at the time of the auction.
“It’s time to make room for the next chapter of my ever-changing tastes. I hope the new owners will enjoy these pieces as much as I do.”
The Sun also shared Pete Davidson’s $10 million fortune in less than a decade as a professional comedian.
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