Judy Sheindlin Net Worth $330 million
Judy Sheindlin salary $900,000
Judy Sheindlin Net Worth: How rich is Judy Sheindlin? & How much money is Judy Sheindlin worth? Time to find out!
Born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City as Judy Sheindlin, she attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn.
After high school she went to American University in Washington, D.C., from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in government.
Later, she finished her law school education at NYC Law School, from where she gained her Juris Doctor degree.
The same year she passed the bar examination and after graduation she went to work as a corporate lawyer for a cosmetics firm.
Two years after working there she started to become unsatisfied with the work and left to raise her two children.
During that same period and her work as a lawyer, she prosecuted child abuse cases, domestic violence and juvenile crime.
A few years later New York Mayor Ed Koch appointed her as a criminal court judge, after being inspired by her no-nonsense attitude.
Four years later, she became the supervising judge in the family court’s Manhattan division. So far she has made a name of herself as a tough judge.
Upon handling over 20,000 cases she retired as a family court judge but continued to receive amounts of public attention.
How did Judy Sheindlin get famous?
Prior to her retirement she became the main topic on the 60 Minutes special on her family court career, and shortly after she wrote her own book.
After the special, producers of a new reality courtroom series approached her with an offer to appear on the series. She accepted it.
Her ongoing syndicated court show, Judge Judy, premiered on September 16, 1996 and since then it remained the No.1 rated court show.
She stated that her show’s primary goal is to motivate the audience to do the right thing, and to show that each individual must take responsibility for his or her own actions.
Since its premiere the show attracts approx. 9 to 10 million views daily and became the highest rated show in all of daytime television.
For her work she has received numerous awards and nominations, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
How does Judy Sheindlin make money?
Back in 2005, thanks to her show, Judge Judy, her salary was estimated at around $15 million per year. At the beginning of 2007 she had a net worth of approx. $95 million.
In October 2013 she became the highest-paid TV star with earnings estimated at $47 million per year.
Today, Forbes estimated her earnings at around $47 million, from a salary of $900,000 per workday.