On Whoopi Goldberg’s $60M Fortune – From The View Salary to High-Paid Movies

WHOOPI Goldberg has been a household name for most of her career.

She has achieved success as an actress, TV host, singer, and more.


Whoopi Goldberg has amassed a $60 million fortuneCredit: ABC

Fighting drug addiction and learning disabilities at an early age showed her true strength and made her a star.

Whoopi is one of the few people to have won all four major entertainer awards: Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and Tonys (EGOT).

The EGOT winner hasn’t slowed down since her big break, as she remains a mainstay on The View despite recent controversy over her comments about the massacre.

In the latest installment of our celebrity wealth series, we break down Whoopi’s fortunes.

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How rich is Whoopi Goldberg?

Whoopi has an estimated $8 million in annual revenue and has amassed a $60 million fortune.

Her annual salary at The View is usually estimated at $5 million to $6 million, while others say $8 million.

The rest of her net worth comes from multiple projects, including blockbusters like Ghost and The Color Purple, as well as her book career.

How does she make money?


Whoopi dropped out of high school and started working in theatre production in East Germany.

After returning to the United States, she taught comedy and acting classes and continued her work in theater.

She first appeared on screen in 1982’s Citizen: I’m Not Losing My Mind, I’m Giving It Up.

She then created her own female show of the same name in 1983, which went to Broadway and ran for 156 performances.

Whoopi started early in the theatre industry and has also worked as a performance instructor


Whoopi started early in the theatre industry and has also worked as a performance instructorCredit: Getty

Film and TV

Legendary director Steven Spielberg gave her her next big break by inviting her to join the cast of The Purple.

While she’s nominated for an Oscar for best actress, she’s unlikely to get paid handsomely, as the film’s total budget is only $15 million, according to IMDb.

By the 1990s, Whoopi was a household name.

In 1990, her role as a psychic in “Ghost” with Patrick Swayzee helped the film gross $505 million at the box office.

At the time, it was only the third film to top $500 million, according to Forbes.

However, as another film on a seemingly limited budget, her salary is likely not very impressive.

By the time the Sisters Act and Sisters Act 2: Back to Habits came out in 1993, she had been able to raise between $7 million and $12 million in checks for her role, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

At the time she was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood.

Whoopi has been a mainstay of The View since 2007


Whoopi has been a mainstay of The View since 2007Credit: Getty

She went on to star in films in the 2000s such as Stella How Got Her Groove Back, Toy Story 3 and For Colored Girls.

Whoopi is also frequently on TV, either as the voice of a character in the animated show Amphibia, or on Picard’s screen.

Whoopi has had a presence on The View since 2007, earning an estimated $5 million to $6 million in annual revenue.

Meanwhile, a source told The 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.

She co-founded Whoopi & Maya in 2016, a medical marijuana company that makes products for women who need relief from menstrual cramps.

Unfortunately, the business closed in February 2020.

DUBGEE is her clothing line designed for women looking for comfort.

Debuting in 2019, the brand offers elegant and comfortable clothing that you can wear anywhere.

All garments allow for relaxed style and are available in extended sizes.

How much real estate does she own?

She has bought and sold quite a few properties and currently lives in New Jersey, where she bought a 12,713-square-foot home for $3 million in 2009.

The 425-acre property features a gym, swimming pool, eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Whoopi's New Jersey home sits on 425 acres


Whoopi’s New Jersey home sits on 425 acresCredit: Google Maps

In 1985, she bought a house in Berkeley, California for $335,000.

The property includes the main house and a two-story cottage that was once a barn.

It also has five garages for her car collection.

After holding on for a few years, she sold it for $1.275 million in 2015, earning her a huge profit.

Whoopi also purchased a large historic home in Vermont in 2003 for $960,000.

The home is 6,100 square feet and has four bedrooms and five bathrooms.

She sold it in 2016 for just over $1 million.

Whoopi really showed her wealth in 2007, when she purchased a loft that took up an entire floor of a luxury New York apartment complex.

Soho Apartments feature vintage and custom fixtures, bar area and private master suite.

She enjoyed the space for three years before listing it with an asking price of $7.4 million.

In 2018, she sold her West Coast home for $8.8 million, after paying just $2.5 million in 1993.

Whoopi becomes Hollywood's highest-paid actress in 90s


Whoopi becomes Hollywood’s highest-paid actress in 90sCredit: Getty – Contributor

What does Whoopi spend its money on?

Whoopi has a lot of good stuff, but she loves her car.

Although she can’t drive them due to her poor eyesight, that doesn’t stop her from enjoying her Mercedes, Mercedes GLX, Audi Q5, etc.

She also has an extensive art collection with so many pieces that she actually auctioned some in 2011.

Whoopi donates famous pottery and porcelain to Heritage Auctions’ heritage auction.

She scoured auctions, antique fairs, and flea markets to build her collection of timeless pieces that offer the best of a variety of art styles, including popular Art Deco pieces.

“I think it’s an evolution of interest,” she said at the auction.

“It’s time to make room for the next chapter of my changing tastes. I hope the new owner will enjoy these pieces as much as I do.”

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