Judge Judy Net Worth 2021: How Much Was Her Salary Compared to Ellen DeGeneres?
Judge Judy, whose real name is Judith Sheindlin, has already said goodbye to her show "Judge Judy" after their final taping in early April.
Currently, the host has been relaxing in her Naples, Florida, home with her husband Jerry.
Judge Judy's court show made her a cultural icon after becoming the longest-serving judge in courtroom-themed show history since it aired in 1996.
In 2015, Sheindlin even earned herself a spot on the Guinness World Records.
Judge Judy Salary and Net Worth 2021
The four-time Emmy Award-winning host also talked about how she was able to secure that kind of salary, compared to other TV hosts.
She told the outlet, "Almost 20 years ago, I told the company that I worked for this: 'I want to be more of a partner. Don't treat me as a paid employee. I could make this show without you.'"
The 78-year-old even recalled telling the executives that they couldn't make history without her.
"I can take Judy Sheindlin anywhere else. And good luck with you if you can find somebody else. Otherwise, let's share the gift that this program has brought to both of us."
As of 2021, Judge Judy Sheindlin has a reported net worth of $445 million.
What's Next For Judge Judy?
Despite already worth half a billion, the New York native is already planning another arbitration-based show.
She'll be starring in an upcoming reality series titled "Judy Justice" which will be premiering on IMDb TV.
Judge Judy also revealed she couldn't be happier about the salary of her new venture, as the folks at Amazon, who owns IMDB TV, "understood what the parameters were."
Ellen DeGeneres Show Salary and Net Worth 2021
Like Judge Judy, Ellen DeGeneres has also recently announced she will be ending her show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2022.
Her talk show debuted in 2003 and has been getting eight-figure paycheck ever since. Not only is she a show host, but she's also raking in more cash as a producer and through licensing fees.
According to several outlets, Ellen DeGeneres has an estimated net worth of anywhere between $370 million and $500 million.
Per Variety, on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the American comedian earns a salary of about $50 million, just about three million more than Judge Judy.