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Judy Sheindlin Net worth, Age, Salary, Facts & More [2024]

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Judy Sheindlin Net worth, Age, Salary, Facts & More [2024]

Last updated on: June 3, 2024

Judy Sheindlin (Born Judith Susan Blum on October 21, 1942) is an American attorney, court-show arbitrator, media personality, television producer, philanthropist, and former prosecutor and Manhattan family court judge. She is known for her long-running court show “Judge Judy” and its spinoff “Judy Justice” on Amazon Freevee.

As of June 2024, Judy Sheindlin is 81 years and 7 months old, his estimated net worth is $480 million, and he stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm or 1.55 m) tall.

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Bio / Wiki

Full Name

Judith Susan Sheindlin

Nickname

Judy

Profession

Lawyer, TV personality, Author, Presenter

Career

Judy Sheindlin graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn in 1961. After high school, she went to American University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government. Judy then decided to study law and earned her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School in 1965.

Judy Sheindlin started her career as a prosecutor in New York City. She worked hard and was very dedicated to her job. In 1982, Mayor Ed Koch noticed her efforts and appointed her as a judge in family court. Judy became known for being tough and assertive, which helped her earn a promotion in 1986 to supervising judge in the Manhattan division of family court.

In 1993, Judy Sheindlin’s work caught national attention through a profile in the Los Angeles Times and a segment on the TV show “60 Minutes.” Her first book, “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining,” was published in 1996. That same year, after hearing over 20,000 cases, Judy retired as a family court judge.

In 1995, Judy Sheindlin accepted an offer to be the judge on a new reality courtroom series called “Judge Judy.” The show debuted on September 16, 1996, and quickly became very popular, regularly drawing 9-10 million viewers daily. From 2009 until the show’s finale in 2021, “Judge Judy” was the highest-rated show in daytime television. For her outstanding work on the show, Judy received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2019.

Besides being a TV star, Judy Sheindlin wrote several bestselling books, including “Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever” and “What Would Judy Say?” In 2014, she founded her own production company called Queen Bee Productions. Judy’s achievements have been recognized with many honors, such as receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006, being inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2012, and being awarded an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Elizabethtown College.

Personal Profile and Background Details

Date of Birth

October 21, 1942

Age

As of today, Judy is 81 years, 7 months, and 22 days old.

Zodiac sign

Libra

Signature

Judy Sheindlin signature

Nationality

American

Birth Place

Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Residence

Naples, Greenwich

School / College / University

James Madison High School in Brooklyn

American University (Bachelor of Arts degree in government)

New York Law School (Juris Doctor degree)

Religion

Jewish

Race / Ethnicity

She is of German Jews and Russian Jews descent.

Food Habits

Not known.

Hobbies

Reading

Physical Attributes and Measurements

Height

  • In feet – 5′ 1″
  • In Centimeters – 155 cm
  • In meters – 1.55 m

Weight

  • In kilograms – 46 kg
  • In Pounds – 101 lbs

Body Measurements

33 – 25 – 35 inches

Shoe size

7 (US)

Eye color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

Family

Judy Sheindlin born in Brooklyn, New York comes from a Jewish background with German-Jewish and Russian-Jewish ancestry. Her father, Murray Blum, was a dentist, and she fondly describes him as “the greatest thing since sliced bread”. Her mother, Ethel Blum, was an office manager, whom Judy describes as “a meat and potatoes kind of gal”.

Judy has been married three times, with two of those marriages being to the same person, Jerry Sheindlin. She first married

Ronald Levy in 1964 and they got divorced in 1976, after this she married Jerry, who is also a judge, in 1977. They divorced in 1990 but remarried a year later in 1991.

Judy and Jerry have a blended family with five children. From her first marriage, Judy has two children, Jamie and Adam Levy. Jerry brought three children into their marriage: Gregory, Jonathan, and Nicole Sheindlin. Their children have gone on to have families of their own, giving Judy and Jerry 13 grandchildren.

Husband

Ronald Levy (1964–1976) (Divorced)

Jerry Sheindlin (1977–1990; 1991–Present)

Judy Sheindlin with husband Jerry Sheindlin

Father

Murray Blum

Mother

Ethel Blum

Siblings

David Blum (Brother)

Children

Nicole Sheindlin (Daughter) (Born in 1968)

Judy Sheindlin with daughter Nicole Sheindlin

Jamie Hartwright (Daughter) (Born in 1966)

Judy Sheindlin daughter Jamie Hartwright

Jonathan Sheindlin (Son) (Born in 1967)

Adam Levy (Son) (Born in 1968)

Judy Sheindlin's son Adam Levy

Gregory Sheindlin (Son) (Born in 1964)

Others 

Sarah Rose (Granddaughter)

Judy Sheindlin granddaughter Sarah Rose Judy Sheindlin with granddaughter Sarah Rose

Relationship & More

Marital Status

Married to Jerry Sheindlin

Marriage Date

In 1964 – Ronald Levy

In 1977 – Jerry Sheindlin

In 1991 – Jerry Sheindlin

Affairs or dating history

Ronald Levy (1964-1976)

Judy Sheindlin and Ronald Levy were married from 1964 to 1976. They had two children together: daughter Jamie and son Adam.

Sheindlin put her legal career on hold to become a stay-at-home mom after marrying Levy. When she later chose to return to work, Levy reportedly did not support her and viewed her job as a “hobby”. This caused a disturbance between them and they got divorced in 1976.

Jerry Sheindlin (1977-Present)

Judy Sheindlin with her husband Jerry Sheindlin

 

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Net worth 2024

$480 million

As of June 2024, it’s estimated that Judy Sheindlin has a net worth of about $480 million.  She is super famous and really rich! Here’s how she makes all her money:

TV Show: “Judge Judy”

Most of Judge Judy’s money comes from her TV show called “Judge Judy.” She started this show in 1996, and it was on TV for 25 years! The show was all about real-life court cases, and Judge Judy was known for being tough and fair. She made about million every year from the show since 2012. That’s a lot of money!

Writing Books

Judge Judy also makes money from writing books. She has written several bestsellers like:

  • “Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining”
  • “Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever”
  • “What Would Judy Say? A Grown-Up Guide to Living Together with Benefits”

These books are very popular, and lots of people buy them, which means more money for Judge Judy.

New TV Show: “Judy Justice”

After “Judge Judy” ended, she started a new show called “Judy Justice.” This show is on a streaming service called IMDb TV, which is owned by Amazon. She also started her own production company called Queen Bee Productions to help make this new show.

Real Estate

Judge Judy is also smart with her money. She buys and sells houses. She owns several big houses in places like Connecticut, New York, Florida, and Wyoming. These houses are very valuable and add to her wealth.

Speaking and Public Appearances

Sometimes, Judge Judy gets paid to speak at events or make public appearances. Because she’s so famous, people are willing to pay a lot to hear her talk.

Social Media Profiles

Instagram

@judgejudytv

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