Judge Judy Net Worth

Net Worth$420 Million
Date of BirthOctober 21, 1942
ProfessionJudge, Author, Tv Star
NationalityAmerican
Last Updated2020

Introduction:

Judge Judy Net Worth, How did the American judge and television star acquire such huge fortune? Check this article to find out more about Judge Judy Net Worth and her career.

Judge Judy Net Worth

Judge Judy Early Life

She is an American family court judge, author and television star. Judge Judy was known for her strict attitude and style of judging, and was featured in profiles in the Los Angeles Times and on ’60 Minutes’. She is one of the highest paid entertainers on the planet. 

Judge Judy Career

Judith Susan Blum ‘Judge Judy’ was born in Brooklyn, New York on October 21, 1942. Her show has been nominated 14 consecutive times for a Daytime Emmy Award (without ever winning). 

After she completed her college degree in government at American University, she started her law degree at Washington College of Law where she was the only female in her class of 126 students. 

Judy later completed her law degree at New York Law School. After she excelled in the bar examination in 1965, she served as a family court prosecutor for 17 years, and then became a judge in the criminal court and the supervising judge in the family court system in New York. 

In 1996, she released the book ‘Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining’ and retired soon after. That same year, Judy started appearing on her own court show ‘Judge Judy’ and it has remained the most popular court show on television for the last 15 years. 

Judge Judy Net Worth and Earnings

Judge Judy Net Worth as of today is $420 Million while her salary is $47 Million. Judge Judy Net Worth is earned from her career as a judge. 

The ‘Judge Judy’ show earns her $47 Million per annum which makes her the highest paid person on television. Judy’s salary in 2005 was $15 million per year but she renegotiated that contract in 2010 which resulted in her nearly $50 million annual income. 

Judy works roughly 52 days a year which translates to around $900,000 per workday. From June 2017 to June 2018, she made $147 million. The additional $100 million came from a one-time windfall after selling her old episodes back to CBS for syndication. 

However, CBS had previously not believed the old episodes were valuable and never negotiated an ownership stake.

There have been some years where thanks to random windfalls, where Judy has made nearly $150 million in a single 12-month period. From June 2018 to June 2019, she earned $49 million from her empire.

Here is her net worth for the past years:

  • 2009 – $50 million
  • 2010 – $75 million
  • 2011 – $130 million
  • 2012 – $150 million
  • 2013 – $230 million
  • 2014 – $250 million
  • 2015 – $300 million
  • 2016 – $320 million
  • 2017 – $350 million
  • 2018 – $420 million
  • 2019 – $420 million

Judge Judy owns a portfolio of real estate that on its own is likely worth $100 million and her primary residence, for tax purposes, is a $13 million ocean-view home in Naples, Florida. 

She also owns another mansion in Naples that is worth $11 million. She and her husband Jerry also own a 9-bedroom mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut that they bought for $13.2 million in 2007. 

There is this 12.5-acre property is likely worth north of $20 million. Judy and Jerry own a 5-bedroom condo in Beverly Hills that set them back $10.7 million in 2013. 

They also own $8.5 million New York City pied-a-terre. The couple spent $9 million to acquire a Newport, Rhode Island mansion in August 2018.

Summary:

Judith Susan Blum is an American family court judge, author and television star who was known for her strict attitude and style of judging.

She served as a family court prosecutor for 17 years, and then became a judge in the criminal court and the supervising judge in the family court system in New York.

As of 2020, Judge Judy’s net worth is $420 Million.

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