Judge Joe Brown is a well known American lawyer who formerly practiced as a Criminal Court Judge. He is best known as the arbiter of the legal TV series called ‘Judge Joe Brown.’ Let’s find out more about how much is Judge Joe Brown’s net worth in 2018.
Judge Joe Brown Early Life
Judge Joe Brown aka Joseph Brown was born on July 5th, 1947 at Washington DC, US but he was raised in Los Angeles at Crenshaw District. He was a brilliant student in school, and at the age of 22, he earned the degree of bachelor in Political Science and a Juris Doctor Degree at the University of California. He started working as a substitute teacher during his college days and later became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
Brown was passionate about court proceedings and had studied law meticulously, which helped him in becoming the first Afro-American prosecutor in Memphis city. He became famous in popular media after his name was associated with Martin Luther King assassination case. However, Ray was removed from the proceedings, but it made him famous enough that he caught the eyes of the Judge Jury producers.
Later, Joe Brown became the first Afro American to preside in a court based television show called Judge Joe Brown which premiered on September 14, 1998. The show received favorable reviews and was ranked high in popularity charts.
Judge Joe Brown has married and divorced two women, and from the first marriage, he has two children.
Judge Joe Brown Career
Judge Joe Brown is a very famous name in the American household, and he rose to fame because of the show, Judge Joe Brown, but before working in the show, he actually worked as a prosecutor at Memphis and has studied political science in his college. He has also worked as a judge of Division 9 in the criminal court of Shelby County, Tennessee in 1990. He was then noticed by the TV producer John Terenzio who showed interest in making a reality-based courtroom TV show and contacted Joe Brown for the same. The show Judge Joe Brown began its run from 1998 and had become very successful.
Awards & Achievements
Judge Joe Brown was nominated for Daytime Emmy Award in 2012 for outstanding Legal Courtroom drama. He has been a part of several other smaller TV shows as well but he never really won an actual award. He, however, enjoys quite a reputation among American viewers for his courtroom show, Judge Joe Brown.
Net Worth of Judge Joe Brown
Judge Joe Brown has an estimated net worth of over $60 million and $20 million earning a year. The TV show is immensely popular, and his major portion of income is derived from the TV Show.
Judge Joe Brown is an eminent TV personality, but he has spent a major portion of his life in real courts and has studied law in his college. He has become a common household name in America and with his courtroom based show Judge Joe Brown. Being a Judge, he obviously had political interests, and his name flung high in the air and when he was associated with the famous murder case of Martin Luther King Jr. He has openly showed his support for Democrats.
It’s ironic perhaps that being in the profession of sending people to Jails, he himself was arrested in Memphis with a charge of 5 counts of contempt as he got verbally abusive during the case. He went to jail for five days and was released on September 1, 2015.