Judith Sheindlin Net Worth: Lifestyle & Career

Judith Sheindlin, also known as Judge Judy, has a massive net worth of 440 million USD as of 2024.

Sheindlin is an American prosecutor as well as a television personality, and a published author.

Judith Sheindlin
Judith Sheindlin

She is famously known for The Judge Judy Show; a reality show that ran for 15 years.

Born as Judith Susan Blum, Judy has been honored with several nominations and awards for her exemplary work. Likewise, she is also an inductee of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about Judith Sheindlin.

Full Name Judith Susan Sheindlin
Date of birth October 21, 1942
Age 81 years old
Gender Female
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Prosecutor, Television Actor, Author
Zodiac sign Libra
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity mixed (Germany, Russia, and Ukraine)
Residence Brooklyn, US
Height 5’2″ (157 cm)
Weight 101 lbs (46 Kg)
Color Of Hair Brown
Color Of Eye Dark Brown
Social Media  Twitter
Father’s Name Murray Blum
Mother’s Name Ethel Blum
Siblings David Blum
Marital status Married
Education James Madison High School
Spouse Gerald “Jerry” Sheindlin (m. 1991)

Gerald “Jerry” Sheindlin (m. 1977–1990)

Ronald Levy (m. 1964–1976)

Children Nicole Sheindlin, Jamie Hartwright, Adam Levy, Jonathan Sheindlin, Gregory Sheindlin
Active Years 1965–1982 (Lawyer)

1982–1996 (Judge)

1996–present (Television personality)

Net Worth 440 million USD
Last Updated July, 2024

Judith Sheindlin Net Worth and Income

The net worth of Judith Sheindlin is a whopping 440 million USD, as of 2024.

Back in 2007, her net worth was $95 million, which increased to $130 million in 2011.

To detail, Judith received $25 million annually as her salary in early 2005. Currently, her annual salary is $47 million, making her the highest-paid television personality.

Likewise, she even stood the thirteenth position on the Forbes ranking of top richest women in the entertainment business.

Net Worth of Judith Sheindlin in Different Currencies

Here is the net worth of the prosecutor in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 371,167,060
Pound Sterling £ 315,854,000
Australian Dollar A$ 593,293,800
Canadian Dollar C$ 551,366,200
Indian Rupee 32,630,466,000
BitCoin ฿ 11,616

Houses, Cars, Private Jet, and Yacht


Newport Mansion

This mansion in Rhode Island is also called “Bird House.”

Reportedly, when Sheindlin bought this property in 2018 for $9 million, it was the most expensive deal in Newport that year.

The beautiful hilltop estate spans 14,000 square feet and features six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms.

Inside the Newport Mansion
Inside the Newport Mansion

Furthermore, the mansion overlooking coastline views features parking space for 13 cars. Likewise, the two-story property boasts a gorgeous garden along with an outdoor kitchen.

Similarly, the backyard boasts a plunge pool and a pond. Adding to it, there is a patio space located beneath a lovely pergola. There are several floras in the garden, hydrangea bushes being one of them.

The entrance area sports a huge stone fireplace inside the house, reaching up to the ceiling and large windows.

In addition, most of the rooms serve panoramic views and have cedar closets. The house has four fireplaces in total.

Penthouse in Naples

The famous judge formerly owned a penthouse in Naples, Florida, which she purchased for $8.6 million. However, in 2016, Judy sold her house for 10 million USD.

This gorgeous mansion near the ocean spans 8,550 square feet. Likewise, the house boasts four bedrooms and six bathrooms.

Located in the luxurious Bay Colony Shores, there are two private elevators inside the condo. Moreover, the house offers a three-car garage, a sauna, and office space.

New York Apartment

Her New York Apartment is located in the area of Upper East Side’s Sutton Place. Judge Judy purchased this suave pad for $2.25 million in 2010.

Currently, the house is listed on the market for $3.29 million.

Inside Judith's New York Apartment
Inside Judith’s New York Apartment

The house with two terraces offers three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. Likewise, the 2,250 square feet condo on the 19th floor serves the view of the East River.

Primary House in Connecticut

This is the primary house of the Judge, Judy Sheildlin. Judy and her husband purchased the nine-bedroom mansion in Greenwich for $16.7 million.

The house was originally built in 1921 and spans a residential area of 16,993 square feet. Furthermore, it stands on 12.5 acres of woodland.

Previously, the manor was designed by Harrie T. Lindeberg, a famous 20th-century designer. After buying the house, the couple renovated the whole building as per their choice.

Reportedly, Sheindlin also owns a second home in Greenwich, which was bought in 2002 for 5,150,000 USD.

Beverly Hills House

Well, it seems like the list of Judy Sheindlin’s house is quite long. Adding to the list, she spent $12 million for a Terre at Montage Beverly Hills hotel.

Exterior of the Montage Hotel
The exterior of the Montage Hotel

She has bought herself this five-bedroom pad in the swish hotel for the time she is shooting in Los Angeles.


Judith is often seen driving her Bentley convertible. The base price of this 2006 Azure model is $354,965.

Judith Sheindlin's Bentley Convertible
Judith Sheindlin’s Bentley Convertible

Besides, she also drives a Lexus wagon and owns a Nissan Maxima. According to her, she buys a new Maxima every four-five years.


Sheindlin owned a gorgeous yacht with the name “Triumphant Lady.” The 152 feet long yacht can be spotted in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Judith's yacht
Judith’s yacht

To detail, the magnificent vessel has five cabins, and it can fit up to 14 guests.

Judith purchased this massive luxury piece for $16 million.

Talking about the amenities the yacht offers, it features a glass-bottom spa pool and a gym.

Private Jet

Once you are rich and successful, nothing is stopping you! With this, it should not surprise us knowing that Judith Sheindlin owns a private jet, as well.

For someone who has to travel very often, Judy decided to purchase her own plane.

Her jet, The Cessna Citation X, offers a range of 5,956 km. Likewise, it includes a fuel capacity of 7,291 L, and the cruise speed is 972 km/h.

Lifestyle and Vacation

The lifestyle of Judith Sheindlin is hectic, yet she manages to keep her charm. Talking about her accessories, she wears an emerald-cut diamond ring.

She suits herself up with a navy jacket and slim black pants in which she looks very beautiful.

Now, talking about her daily rituals, Judith loves to exercise. As a matter of fact, she does work out like crazy. To detail, she spends two hours of her day at the gym.

And about her meal, Sheindlin eats Egg McMuffins every day for her breakfast and believes it is the best thing to start a day with. Another thing that Judith loves to eat is cottage cheese.

Likewise, she avoids carbohydrates and indulges herself with two cocktails daily. To illustrate, he throws some ice cubes in a big wine glass in which she adds vodka, a dash of grapefruit juice, and then cranberry extract.


In 2012, Judith celebrated her 70th birthday vacationing in the Bahamas. Sheindlin looked beautiful, wearing a white bikini flaunting her toned body.

Judith on her Bahamas vacation
Judith on her Bahamas vacation

The judge traveled around using her own yacht, “Triumphant Lady,” and even swam with pigs on the beach.


Judith is involved in several charity works and has contributed to various good causes.

Recently, she had to donate $4 million to a cancer organization after losing a lawsuit against Richard Lawrence.

Shows, Investments, and Book Publication


Judith Sheindlin is popularly known for her popular daytime show- Judge Judy. The series first premiered in 1996 and ran for long twenty-five years.

Judge Judy
Judge Judy

Apparently, the show is coming to its end on 10th September 2021. Back in 2020, Judith gave the hint of this news while appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and now, it has been finalized.

However, according to the sources, Judith is not ending her television career and will be appearing in new series.

Similarly, after the success of her sitcom, several other court shows were inspired and began to launch.


Judith Sheindlin has invested the fair share of her net worth in several real estates and means of transportation such as a private yacht and airplane.

Likewise, she is also one of the members of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC.


Sheindlin was born Judith Susan Blum on October 21, 1942. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, to her parents Murray Blum and Ethel Blum.

Judith went to American University in Washington, D.C, and graduated. Further, Sheindlin continued to study law at the same university. She was the only female out of 126 students in the law class she joined.

After finishing her law degree in New York, she cleared the bar exam in 1965 and started her job as a corporate lawyer.

Then, in 1972 when she took a job in New York courts and worked as a prosecutor. She executed the cases of domestic violence and child abuse. Being good at her work, Judith was soon appreciated and renowned as a no-nonsense attorney.

It was 1982, Judith was appointed as a judge in a family court and, after four years, became a supervising judge for the Manhattan division.

Furthermore, in 1996, she brought her own show Judge Judy, and the show roared in success. Sheindlin received many accolades for her work and garnered millions of viewers per week.

In February 2006, she was inducted on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Personal Life

In 1964, Judith married Ronald Levy, but the couple got divorced in 1976.

Judith Sheindlin and Jerry Sheindlin
Judith Sheindlin and Jerry Sheindlin

Then in 1977, Judy married Gerald “Jerry” Sheindlin. Even though the couple got separated in 1990, one year later, they got re-married.

Judith Sheindlin has five children from both marriages: Nicole Sheindlin, Jamie Hartwright, Adam Levy, Jonathan Sheindlin, and Gregory Sheindlin.

Interesting Facts about Judith Sheindlin

  1. Judge Judy is the first court show to win an Emmy award. Furthermore, the show set a record by receiving nominations for 14 consecutive years.
  2. Sheindlin graduated with her law degree at the age of 21.
  3. Back in 2010, The court show Judge Judy managed to surpass The Oprah Winfrey Show. It was the first daytime show to achieve that level in a decade.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Judith Sheindlin retiring?

Since Judith’s famous television show “Judge July” is coming to an end, many viewers are questioning if she is retiring. Well, she is not. As a matter of fact, Sheindlin will appear in a new show, “Judy Justice.” However, other details are yet to be revealed.

What are the famous court shows?

Apart from Judge Judy, several other court shows are airing on the television. Some of them are Guilty or Not Guilty, Guy Court, America’s Court with Judge Ross, Caught in Providence, Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court, The Law Firm, Power of Attorney, Sex Court, Street Court, The Verdict, and so on.

How much are the guests paid on Judge Judy?

The appearance fee lies between $100 to $500. Reportedly, the litigants received $35 per day.

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