Telling it to the judge has made this woman judge’s showhost VERY Rich….
Judge Judy earned $147 million in pretax earnings last year, making her television’s highest paid host, according to a Tuesday report in Forbes.
The candid courtroom host, whose full name is Judy Sheindlin, launched her 23rd season on the air this fall, delivering an average of 10 million viewers in syndication on CBS Television Distribution.
The judge’s $147 million is earned in two parts. The first $47 million comes from hosting “Judge Judy,” while an additional $100 million was earned after selling the rights to the show’s 5,200-episode library, along with future episodes of the program, for an estimated $100 million.
“Many people, as I did in the beginning, get stuck with a job they don’t really like. … If you’re not doing something that you love to do, find something that you love to do, because it will make your whole life different,” Sheindlin said at the Forbes Women’s Summit in June 2017.
Forbes estimates that Sheindlin has a net worth of $400 million, making her the 48th-richest self-made woman in America….