‘Judge Judy’ Scheindlin Hints at Massive New Salary for Upcoming Show on Amazon

by Thad Mitchell

Reality television star Judy Scheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is ready to move on to her next big project.

The famous television personality may be walking away from the show that bears her name for 25 years, but Judge Judy will be back. Known for her intensity in the courtroom and also a desire for justice in difficult situations, the Judge’s new show will appear on Amazon’s IMDb TV. The show is called “Judy Justice” and viewers can also expect more of the tough love we’ve grown to expect from her.

What you may not know, however, is that Judge Judy is the highest-paid television host by a wide margin. She reportedly drew around $47 million per year while starring in “Judge Judy.” With her new show feeding off of online shopping giant Amazon, Judge Judy won’t be hurting for cash anytime soon. The 78-years-old Judge expects to remain television’s highest-paid host with her new gig.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she dishes on the goods on “Judy Justice,” including hints on salary negotiations. Pressed for details on the financial impact of her new deal, Judge Judy didn’t want to go into details but says negotiations went smoothly.

“Without giving you specifics, because that’s a little unseemly, my compensation has not been a secret,” she says. “it’s been out there for a long time — not by me, but it got out there and had its own life. The folks at Amazon knew what the parameters were.”

Judge Judy Says ‘Show Me the Money’

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Judge Judy has a massive net worth of $440 million. In 2005, she made $15 million per year, and that number skyrocketing as she became more and more popular. Her annual salary has reportedly tripled since then and is just shy of $50 million yearly.

Filming for the final episodes of her show wrapped up last month. Scheindlin is now set to hit the ground running with Judy Justice, though no official date for a premiere has been released. Not many details are out there regarding the new show, though Judge says to expect a few changes from her current show. “Judge Judy” fans hope she doesn’t change the methods that made her a television superstar.

“Give me a robe and a case, and I’ll do my job,” she says of taking on a new project.

It’s that kind of attitude and interpretation of justice that has made Judge Judy a household name.