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Is Whoopi Goldberg still Alive? Her Net Worth 2022, Daughter, and Husband

Is Whoopi Goldberg still Alive? Her Net Worth 2022, Daughter, and Husband

Facts of Whoopi Goldberg

Full Name:Whoopi Goldberg
Birth Date:November 13, 1955
Age:68 years
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
DivorceAlvin Martin(1973-1979), David Claessen (m.1986-1988) Lyle Trachtenberg (m.1994-1995)
Net Worth$45 Million
Salary$5 Million
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceNew York City
EducationIrving High School
FatherRobert James Johnson Jr
KidsAlex Martin
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Whoopi Goldberg is a famous American actor, author, comedian, and television personality.

Early Life of American Actor

Whoopi Goldberg landed on this earth on November 13, 1955, in New York City, NY, the United States. As of 2020, her age is around 65 years old. Whoopi holds an American nationality and belongs to the black ethnic group. Whoopi is the daughter of Robert James Johnson Jr. and Emma.

Her father was a clergyman whereas her mother was a nurse. She has a brother named Clyde K. Johnson as her sibling.

Whoopi's mother and kids
Caption: Whoopi’s mother and kids

Talking about her education, she studied just until grade ten from Tisch School of the Arts and later dropped out of the school as there was not her father’s support.

However, as education is very important to be successful, she again joined Washinton Irving High School located in Irving, Texas, and completed her graduation.

Who is Whoopi Goldberg Husband?

Well, being successful in a career was not only what a woman wants. A family and a relationship mean a lot when it comes to their priorities. But, Whoopi had her three complicated failed marriages. Initially, she was married to Alvin Martin in 1973. The couple also shared one daughter named Alex Martin. But unfortunately, after six years, they split.

Whoopi Goldberg with her well-wisher
Caption: Whoopi Goldberg with her well-wisher

After Alvin, her next marriage was with David Claessen in 1986. But soon after their marriage of two years, the couple separated in the year 1988. After her second failed marriage, Whoopi took a long break. She thought that marriage and all this stuff are not really for her.

However, in the year 1993, she met Lyle Trachtenberg and started dating as well. The couple dated for nine months and finally engaged in the year 1994, May. And in the same year, they got married as well.

Alvin Martin19731979Alex Martin
David Claessen19861988
Lyle Trachtenberg19941995

But as Whoopi thought, this marriage and all this stuff were not really for her. While her fans were still imagining forever with her newfound love, they broke the heart of their fans and divorced just after one year of their marriage in 1995. 

As for now, Whoopi is single and enjoying her life. People say that it is not that easy to spend your whole life alone but looking at Whoopi it feels like living a single life is not that difficult when u enjoy your own company.

Is Whoopi Goldberg Gay/Lesbian?

Well, several times, people are found questioning Whoopi’s sexuality. Though she was married thrice and also has a daughter from her three marriages, people question her sexuality.

Sometimes she even says that she is a heterosexual as she is a comedian. Moreover, she is also a member of the LGBT community which created more doubt. But, she is not gay neither a lesbian. However, she says that she finds nothing wrong with being gay.

What is Whoopi Goldberg’s Net Worth and Salary?

Well, looking at the popularity of this amazing actress, we are sure that her net worth is several million. According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Whoopi is around $45 million as of 2022. She made this entire earning from her career in the entertainment industry. Likewise, the annual salary of Whoopi is estimated at around $5 million.

Talking about her income from the movies, her Oscar-winning movie collected around $505.7 million against a mere $22 million budget. Likewise, another movie “Sister Act” collected around $231 million against a budget of $31 million. And Whoopi earned around $7 million and $12 million which made her the highest-paid actress of the year.

Discussing her properties, she sold her Soho Wooster St. New York property in 2009 for almost $4 million. Likewise, she also owned a Vermont ranch which was valued at $3.5 million. Similarly, she also bought homes in New York and New Jersey worth $4 million and $2.5 million respectively.

Along with this, her other properties include a Berkely Victorian mansion worth $1.3 Million and another one worth $335,000. Looking at her properties and the salary she is getting annually, it is sure that she is spending a very happy and luxurious life.

Movies and TV Shows

Whoopi’s first onscreen appearance came in Citizen: I‘m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Away in 1981-82. After that, her big break came in 1985 when she played Celie, the lead role in The Color Purple. Other notable roles for Goldberg include playing a psychic in the film Ghost in 1990 and that also won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress became the 2nd black woman to win an acting Oscar.

Whoopi Goldberg, Actress
Caption: Whoopi Goldberg, Actress

Further, she co-produced Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004. Moreover, Whoopi has been nominated for more than 20 Emmy Awards and is among them, who have won a Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, and Tony award (EGOT). Altogether Whoopi has won more than 50 awards and been nominated for 80 more.

Similarly, Goldberg also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001 at 6841 Hollywood Blvd.  Moving forward, she joined the TV series The View in 2007 and continued to appear in TV shows and films. Along with this, Goldberg is also an author of children’s and non-fiction books. Likewise, her other notable characters include her role in the Sisters Act.

Body Measurement

Whoopi stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 78 kg. She is a woman with a heavy body structure and an attractive personality. Moreover, she has black eyes with natural black hair.


  • Talking about her career, it was never very easy for her to reach this point.
  • Due to her family conditions, she became addicted to drugs and alcohol.
  • Though she had a fever for acting, she never got a good platform.
  • Whoopi moved from place to place in search of her career.
  • Finally, she moved to San Francisco and pursued her career.
  • Then there she got the chance to exhibit her comic talent and she paved her way and landed the popular The Spookshow in 1984. That is when her career in acting started.