How much does Judge Judy make a year?
- $12 million
- $26 million
- $47 million
Judge Judy, which premiered on September 16, 1996, reportedly revitalized the court show genre. Only two other arbitration-based reality court shows preceded it, The People's Court (its first life cancelled in 1993 from low ratings) and Jones & Jury (lasting only the 1994–95 season, short-lived from low ratings). Judith “Judge Judy” Sheindlin is by far the highest-paid personality on television, bringing in an estimated $47 million per year according to TV Guide. Second by a mile is “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart at $25-30 million, followed by Jay Leno, David Letterman and Matt Lauer, who all hover around the $20 million mark.
- $67 million