What is Judge Judy’s Net Worth?


Judge Judy is one of the most wealthy judges in the world, with a net worth of $440 million as of July 2022.

Judith Susan Scheindlin (Judge Judy), is an American television producer, author, professional lawyer, and TV personality. She hails from Brooklyn.

Scheindlin, who has been the show’s host since 1996, is the winner of three Daytime Emmy Awards for based court shows.

Early Life

Judith Susan Scheindlin, “Judge Judy”, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on the 21st October 1942. Judy was raised in a Jewish family with Ukrainian, Russian, and German heritage. Her parents were both German Jews.

Scheindlin graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, majoring in Government. She graduated from New York Law School in 1965 with a Juris Doctor degree.


Judith Sheindlin started her career in 1965 when she was hired by a cosmetic company as a corporate lawyer. She then began to practice. Sheindlin quit her job as a corporate lawyer after two years. In 1972, she returned to law and was appointed as a judge in a family court.

After several years, New York Mayor Edward Koch appointed her as a Bronx criminal court judge for the Bronx branch family court in 1982.

Judge Judith possessed the ability to draw the attention and respect of common people in 1986 through her no-nonsense attitude. A few years later, Judge Judy was profiled in a Los Angeles Times article, which hailed her as a legal superwoman.

She was featured on the TV news magazine ’60 Minutes’ because of all the attention she received.

Judge Judy was very popular for her news program, which became a big hit. Her first book, “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining”, was published in 1996.

After 25 years of practice in family courts, she retired the following year. Judge Judy was then invited to host her own reality TV show, “Judge Judy”, which was the greatest achievement in her career.

Judge Judy published her second autobiography in 1999, “Beauty Fades Dumb Is Forever”, which was a bestseller in the New York Times. She published another book, ‘Keep it Simple, Stupid. You’re Smarter than You Look’ in 1999. This was also a bestseller.


These are Judge Judy’s greatest moments:

  • Judge Judy (TV show, 1999-)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (2000) – Won
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame (2006)
  • Daytime Emmy Award (“Jude Judy”, 2013) – Won
  • Woman of the 21st Century Award (2015)
  • Guinness World Record (2015)

Favorite Quotes From Judge Judy

When I see the needle moving in the opposite direction, I say so. I will be smart enough to let go. It’s a wonderful feeling to be at the top. However, it can also take away from the joy of being on top.

Women observe and comment, “I love watching you manage your space.” It has motivated me to be better. I want to go back to school, and even to try law school. My daughter has been watching you since she was 10 years old. I love that she is watching strong women who are in control.