Judge Judy: Secrets Behind her Net Worth and Earnings

Judge Judy net worth in 2019. how did she attain fame and success? Read on to find out the impressive secrets behind Judge Judy salary, earnings, investment, net worth and success

Judge Judy

For fans of the TV show Judge Judy, it may also interest you to know that the person of Judge Judy which is her professional name bears the official name of Judith Susan Blum. Judge Judy is a spectacular person known for her strict work ethics. She is a lawyer but not just an ordinary lawyer but one of the most expensive lawyers to hire in the world. She is also a judge, television personality and author. Judge Judy was appointed a judge in 1982 in the state of New York. She also is the main cast in the CBS TV show Judge Judy and she has gone on to win numerous awards. As of 2019, she is worth $420 million.

Net Worth $420 million
Profession Legal practitioner, television personality
Date of Birth October 21, 1942
Age 71
Citizenship United States
Residence Newport, Rhode Island

Early Life

Judith was born to a German-Jewish family on the 21st of October 1942 in Brooklyn, New York. She had wonderful parents as she held her parents in high esteem and speaks highly of them till date. Unlike most celebrities whose parents had marital issues, she enjoyed the parental guidance and protection of both parents.

She went to James Madison High School in Brooklyn and graduated with distinctions. She moved on to further her education at the American University Washington where she obtained a degree in government and law. She moved on to New York Law School to finalize her law degree.


Upon graduation, she got a job at a cosmetics firm to serve in their legal department. She worked there for two years and resigned to spend more time with her family. After some time she moved on to work in New York family court as she specialized in cases involving child abuse cases, domestic violence and juvenile crimes. Due to her strict work ethics, the mayor of New York City Mayor Ed Koch appointed her to serve in the position of a criminal court judge in 1982. After some time on the job, she got promoted.

She is known for her strict work ethics and some referred to her as a no-nonsense judge but all of the descriptions were based on her not being easily bought over. She was once featured on the Los Angeles Times for her good reputation. In 1996, she published her first book Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining. She retired in 1996 and ventured into a television show.

She began her television personality career towards the end of the third quarter of 1996. The show was named Judge Judy and CBS were the producers. The show is still airing till date. She got motivated to start the show based on her belief that people should do what is right and also be aware that any action whether good or bad as a consequence. The show Judge Judy is a top-rated show in the United States and it has gone to receive numerous awards.

How did she amass such wealth?

Judge Judy has a net worth of $420 million and for a judge, that is really impressive. The question thereby arises, how did she amass such wealth. In the mid-2000s she was on a $15 million annual salary but in 2010 it increased tremendously to $47 million annually. A breakdown of her salary shows that most of it come from her commission from the TV show Judge Judy and the rest from her books and from her legal career.

She purchased a 14,912 square foot mansion in New Port for $9 million.  The house has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and world-class technology. She also bought another mansion in Naples at a cost of $8 million. The house has six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a guest house.

Judge Judy also bought another mansion in Greenwich at a cost of $13.2 million with a size of 20,000ft.

She also bought a mansion in montage Beverly Hills worth $10.7 million. The house consists of five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a swimming pool.


She has received three Emmy awards and recently Daytime Emmy Awards celebration for her role in the show.

Favourite quotes

 “I love the truth. If you don’t tell me the truth, you’re gonna be eating your shoes.” – Judge Judy

“Do you know how old I am? Do you realize that every second of my life is precious?” – Judge Judy

“Do you know how old I am? Do you realize that every second of my life is precious?” – Judge Judy

“Two people can’t talk at the same time. When my mouth is moving, it means that you need to be quiet.” – Judge Judy

“This is my courtroom and I can say what I want. When you become a judge, we will talk.” – Judge Judy

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