Judy Sheindlin

Judy Sheindlin is a popular American judge and television personality who is most commonly known as Judge Judy. She has been known for hosting her court-based television program that has been running since September 1996. She passed the bar in 1965 and has become a successful lawyer ever since then.

She was appointed as a judge in 1982 and her career has been booming ever since. Her show has been very successful for over twenty years and 25 seasons of excellence.

Well, how well do you know about Judy Sheindlin? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Judy Sheindlin’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Judy Sheindlin to date.

Biography and Early Life

Sheindlin was born as Judith Susan Blum in the city of New York, in the Brooklyn Borough to be exact. She was from a Jewish family which is from Germany, Russia and Ukraine. Her parents were Murray Blum (father) and Ethel Blum (mother), who she describes as “the greatest thing since sliced bread” (father) and “a meat and potatoes kind of gal” (mother).

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Judy Sheindlin in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Judy Sheindlin’s age is 78 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 21 October 1942. Though, she is 5′ 2″ in feet and inches and 157 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 101 lbs in Pound and 46 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Silver.


While in New York, Judy went to James Madison High School in Brooklyn. After her graduation, she went to the American University in Washington D.C. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in government. She finally completed her education at New York Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1965.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

In 1964, she married Ronald Levy and had two children, Jamie and Adam. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 1976 after two years of marriage. In 1977, she married Judge Jerry Sheindlin, The People’s Court arbitrator from 1999 to 2001. They divorced in 1990 due to the stress she was going through after her father’s passing. They later remarried and had three stepchildren with Jerry, Gregory, Jonathan and Nicole.

Sheindlin was also registered as an independent voter. She doesn’t speak much about her political views but she has addressed some issues. She is a supporter of same-sex marriage and is in favor of increasing requirements for gun ownership. In 2019, she endorsed Michael Bloomberg for president, although he didn’t announce a campaign.

Is Judy Sheindlin Lesbian?

No. Judy Sheindlin is not gay.

Professional Career

Sheindlin passed the bar the same year that she graduated. She got hired as a corporate lawyer for a cosmetics firm but after two years, she was dissatisfied with her job and left to take care of her kids. Later on, she landed an opportunity as a prosecutor in the family courts and gained a reputation for being tough.

Ed Koch (New York Mayor) took an interest to her style and appointed her as a criminal court judge. She wrote her first books, Don’t pee on my leg and Tell me it’s raining, which were published in 1996. In the same year, she retired as a family court judge.

After appearing on 60 minutes special on CBS, she was offered to appear on a reality courtroom series, she accepted the offer and her TV show, Judge Judy, debuted on September 16, 1996. It has also gained a reputation for being the highest-rated daytime TV show. Judge Judy has really grown to be an iconic show and has also been named among the 200 greatest pop cultures. It was also funny to find out that most viewers of the show trust Sheindlin more than any Supreme court judge.

Judy has also been a very active author. So far, she has written around seven books. The first ones were Don’t Pee On My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining. Her second book was Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever, which was published in 1999. She did a children’s book called Win Or Lose By How You Choose. The rest were adult books that reflected on her career of handling family issues.


Judy’s outstanding work in the courtroom has been recognized by millions of people all over the world. She has become very popular and over the years, has also won a couple of awards. In 2013, 2016, and 2017, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program. She also won the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Judy Sheindlin in 2021

Judy Sheindlin has had an incredibly amazing career as a prosecutor, family court lawyer, and judge. She is also a star for her court-related show, Judge Judy. For this and many other reasons, she has amassed a total net worth of $450 million as of 2021.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Apart from just her work in the court, she did a lot of work for the community. Together with her stepdaughter Nicole Sheindlin, they created “Her Honor Mentoring”, which was designed to empower women.
  • For the first time in her life, she filed a lawsuit against John Haymond for implicating that Sheindlin supported his law firm.

Judy Sheindlin’s career has been immensely successful, interesting, and admirable. She has brought a lot of good in the world in very many ways, firstly by making sure that there is justice in the world.


Facts of Judith Susan Sheindlin

  • Gender Female
  • full nameJudith Susan Sheindlin
  • birthplaceNew York, USA.
  • Date of Birth October 21, 1942
  • Age 81 years 7 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 2
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionJewish
  • net worth$450 million
  • professionAmerican prosecution lawyer, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality and producer, author.
  • weightIn Kilograms – 46 Kg, In Pounds – 101 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 157 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
  • hair colorSilver
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolJames Madison High School

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