Judge Judy earns $45 million a year. Her daytime courtroom reality show has gained an average of 6.6 million viewers every day – making it the top-rated daytime show at the moment – even beating The Oprah Winfrey show.
Plus, to top it all off, Judge Judy Sheindlin has been in the business over 15 years with a $45-million-a-year contract! That’s some serious money for a woman in her late 60s who only works 52 days a year!
She has renewed her contract until 2013, and is Forbe’s 72nd richest celebrity.