Judy Sheindlin, is a well-known prosecution lawyer, television personality, producer, author and the former Manhattan family court judge from America. Since 1996, she has presided over her own Arbitration-based reality court series ‘Judge Judy’. Let’s find out more about Judy Sheindlin’s net worth in 2019.
Judy Sheindlin was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 21, 1942, to a Jewish family. She was the second child among her four siblings.
Sheindlin went to the James Madison High School in Brooklyn. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in government from the American University in Washington, D.C. In 1965, Judy Sheindlin earned her Juris Doctor degree from the New York Law School.
She also holds an honorary Doctor of Law degrees from the University at Albany and Elizabethtown College.
In 1964, she married to Ronald Levy who later became a prosecutor in juvenile court. Together they are the parents of two children Adam and Jamie. The couple divorced in 1976.
She married to Jerry Sheindlin who was an arbitrator on The People’s Court. She is the mother of three stepchildren with her second husband Jerry Sheindlin.
Judy Sheindlin started her career as a corporate lawyer in the year 1965. She left the job after two years to raise her children. In 1982, she was appointed as a criminal court judge by the Mayor of New York ‘Ed Koch’. Sheindlin was promoted to supervising judge in a family court in Manhattan. After hearing more than 2000 cases she retired as a family court judge in the year 1996.
Sheindlin was first seen on television on the show ’60 minutes’ in the year 1993. She was then approached for a courtroom series featuring real cases. She accepted the offer and hence the show ‘Judge Judy’ made its debut on television on September 16, 1996.
The court show commenced its 22nd season on September 11, 2017. Since the debut, the show ‘Judge Judy’ remained the No. 1 rated court show and has been the highest rated show in all of daytime television.
She is also seen in many talks and cable news programs like The Wendy Williams Show, Larry King Live, The View, The Talk, The Tonight Show, Donny & Marie and many more. In 1998, She also made a special guest appearance on the show ‘Saturday Night Live’.
In 2016, CBS scripted the show ‘Her Honor’ which is an autobiographical series based on the life of Judy Sheindlin.
She is also an author and published her first book ‘Don’t Pee On My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining’ in the year 1995. She has written seven books till now including ‘ Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever’, ‘Win or Lose by How You Choose’ and many more.
Awards & Achievements
Judy Sheindlin has won numerous awards in her illustrious career including a star in the 2006 Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame in the year 2012.
She has also been awarded the vice presidency of the UCD Law Society and Gracie Allen Tribute Award from the Alliance for Women in Media.
In 2013, her show Judge Judy received its first Daytime Emmy Award after being nominated for 15 times. She is also a Guinness World Record Holder for ‘the longest-serving judge or arbitrator in a courtroom-themed programming history’.
Net Worth of Judy Sheindlin
The estimated net worth of Judy Sheindlin is more than $400 million. She made most of her fortune by appearing in the commercially successful show ‘Judge Judy’. In 2012, it was reported that she was the highest-paid television personality and received $45 million annually for the 52 days shooting schedule. In 2007, Forbes ranked her 13 in the list of Top 20 richest women in entertainment.
Judy Sheindlin is one of the most renowned judges and television personality in the world. She is the creator, spokesperson, and director for an alliance ‘Her Honor Mentoring Program’ designed to strengthen women. In 2012, she also launched a website ‘Whatwouldjudysay.com’ to discuss various issues and share personal ideas.