American TV personality, writer, judge and lawyer Judith Sheindlin has an estimated net worth of $285 million. Since 1996, she’s appeared onJudge Judy,a successful court show that earned a Daytime Emmy Award. After completing her bachelor’s degree from American University, she finished her juris doctor at New York Law School. After passing the 1965 New Yorkbar exam, she became a family courtsystem prosecutor. In 1982, she was made as a criminal court judge. Four years later, she became a supervising family court judge in Manhattan. By mid-2012, she reportedly got$123,000 for every episode of Judge Judy. Her 52-day shooting schedule makes her a total of $45 million per annum, making her the highest paid persona on TV in the year 2012.