How much does Judge Judy make a year?

  • $12 million
  • $26 million
  • $47 million correct

    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
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