Judge Judy Sheindlin Biography

Published On Jun 22, 2018
Facts of Judge Judy Sheindlin
Date of Birth: 1942 , October-21
Birth Nation: United States
Name Judy Sheindlin
Birth Name Judith Susan Blum
Nick Name Judy
Father Murray Blum
Mother Ethel Blum
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn Borough, New York, US
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity Mixed American
Profession Lawyer, Judge, Actor, Author
Net Worth $300 million
Famous for Judge Judy
Special Title Judge Judy
Married Yes
Married to Ronald Levy (m.1964-d.1976) and Jerry Sheindlin (m.1991)
Children 5
Divorce Ronald Levy (m.1964-d.1976)
Education New York Law School
TV Show Judge Judy
Books Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining, Beauty Fades, Dumb is Forever, Keep It Simple, Stupid: You're Smarter Than You Look.
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Judy Sheindlin is a famous American prosecution lawyer, Family court judge, television producer, Television personality, and an author. She was born on October 21, 1942, in New York City. She is the daughter of Murray Blum and Ethel Blum. She is of an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.

Judy is currently 75 years' old. She did her schooling at James Madison High School in Brooklyn. Then she earned a bachelor of Arts from American University in Washington D.C and she finished her law school education at New York Law School, where she gained her Juris Doctor degree.

Sheindlin began her career when she started her journey as a lawyer in a family court and then went on to become well known for her straightforward nature, interactive attitude, and positive personality.

Later she earned a reputation as one of New York’s most efficient judges for handling cases dealing with extreme abuse and violence with sensitive judgment.

After that, she was known as a pioneer of open court policy that permits common people and media to witness and understand the family court process.

Although,  she was appointed the Supervising Judge in the Manhattan branch of the family court. Then she obtained a straightforward nature and was able to attract the attention and respect of common people with her nonsense attitude.

In 1993, Los Angeles Times articles portray her as a woman determined to make the court system work for the common good. Later she appeared on the iconic TV news magazine 60 Minutes.

Judy also worked on a show The Wendy Williams Show, Larry King Live, The View, Donny and Marrie, The Talk etc. After that, she made her guest appearances on Saturday Night Live. In 1999, she was served as a judge for Miss America Pageant.

Judy published her first book don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining. In the same year, she retired as a family court judge after hearing more than 20,000 cases.

After her outstanding performance and gaining the publicity, she was invited to host on her show Judge Judy which relay in national syndication from September 1996.

Likewise, she published her second book, Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever which became New York Times Bestseller. After a few years, she published her third book Win or Lose by How You Choose. The book was a base for parents on how to guide their children in decision making.

Judy created the book, You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover. Then she published another book on solving an everyday family disagreement, Keep It Simple, Stupid.

Apart from that, in 2010 she released a book What Would Judy Say: A Grown-Up Guide To Living Together with Benefits and What Would Judy Say: The hero of your Own Story.

Talking about her personal life, Judy is a married woman, currently, she is married to her husband Jerry Sheindlin. He is an American Judge. They have been together for 41 years since 1977. The couple has 3 children, Jonathan, Nicole, and Gregory.

Similarly, she was previously married to her ex-husband Ronald Levy. He is an old American doctor. They were together in 1964 and they ended their relationship in 1976. The couple had two sons, Jamie, and Adam.

Judy has earned a considerable amount of money from her professional career. As an American prosecution layer, Family court judge, television producer, Television personality, and author American reality star, she has several sources of income and is paid well as salary. Her salary was US$45 million per year. Her present net worth is estimated to be around $300 million.

Judy Sheindlin received the Distinguished Alumni Award from New York Law School and also won a prestigious Star Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2015, she won the Woman of the 21st Century Award from the Women’s Guild. In the same year, the famous judge received a Guinness World Record.

Judge Judy Sheindlin

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Born in United States

October 21 , 1942

Judy Sheindlin was born in New York City. She is the daughter of Murray Blum and Ethel Blum. She is an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. 

Joined cosmetics firm as a corporate lawyer

1965

Judith Sheindlin joined a cosmetic firm as a corporate lawyer and started practicing law. She left her job within two years of working as a corporate lawyer was dissatisfying for her. 

Released First book Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining

1996

Judge Judy published her first book, ‘Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining ’ She later published her second book in 1999. 

Divorced with Ronald Levy

1976

Judy tied her wedding knot with her husband  Ronald Levy in 1964 and ended their relationship in 1976.

Married with Jerry Sheindlin

1977

Judy is a married woman, She is married to her husband Jerry Sheindlin, an American Judge. They have been together for 41 years since 1977.The couple has 3 children, Jonathan, Nicole, and Gregory.

Net Worth around $300 million

2018

As of 2018, Judy Sheindin's net worth is estimated to be around $300 million.Her salary was $45 million per year. Her significant source of on earning is her professional American Prosecution Lawyer.