Goldberg had a difficult childhood, struggling with dyslexia and substance abuse after her birth on New York City’s November 13, 1955. After she stopped using drugs, she married her therapist, Alvin Martin, in 1973; the couple had a daughter, Alexandrea Martin, but later divorced in 1979.
After relocating to California in the 1970s, Goldberg became involved in the theater community and began instructing students (including Courtney Love) in the art of comedy and acting. According to Goldberg, she was found by director Mike Nichols, who became her mentor, during a performance of her one-woman show The Spook Show.
From her big break to The View, Whoopi Goldberg’s career and fortune have skyrocketed.
Whoopi Goldberg Net Worth
Whoopi Goldberg is a multi-talented American entertainer and activist who has amassed a net worth of $60 million over the years. From the mid-1980s through the 1990s, Whoopi’s film career was extremely fruitful. She has focused on hosting chat shows on television in recent years.
What Does Whoopi Goldberg Make for the View?
Whoopi also has a prominent public profile as a co-host and moderator on the popular chat show The View. She replaced Rosie O’Donnell on the show in 2001. Her first episode was seen by 3.4 million people, which is a 7% increase from the previous season when O’Donnell was on. She has a history of polarizing viewers with her words and inflammatory behavior on the show.
Goldberg was widely criticized in January 2022 for declaring on the show that the Holocaust was not focused on race but rather “about man’s inhumanity to man.” Later that day, she issued an apology on Twitter but, in response to criticism, continued to insist on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that the Nazis’ problem was with ethnicity, not race.
Whoopi once again expressed regret but was given a two-week suspension from The View as a result.
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Whoopi’s Real Estate Ventures: From LA to Vermont and Beyond
Whoopi spent $2.6 million buying a property in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades in 1993. In January of 2018, she put the home on the market for $8.8 million. One year later, she put a $9.6 million price tag on it. A deconstruction with plans for a contemporary 10,800-square-foot rebuild was listed in February 2022 for $11.49 million.
Before selling it for $2 million, she owned a 745-acre property in Vermont. She has also sold a Manhattan condo for $3 million in 2010 and a Berkeley house for $2.05 million in 2015.
She spent slightly under $3 million on a mansion in West Orange, New Jersey, which she now uses as her principal house.
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