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Judge Judy Is The Highest Paid TV Host

November 27, 2018

"Forbes" put out its annual list of 'The World's Highest-Paid TV Hosts', and "JUDGE JUDY" SHEINDLIN is #1 with an estimated $147 million haul over the past 12 months.  If that sounds ridiculous to you . . . well, it is.

 

Here's the Top Five:

 

1.  Judge Judy Sheindlin, $147 million

 

2.  Ellen DeGeneres, $87.5 million

 

3.  Dr. Phil McGraw, $77.5 million

 

4.  Ryan Seacrest, $74 million

 

5.  Steve Harvey, $44 million

 

This is Judge Judy's first time at #1.  She has an annual salary of $47 million, but last year she also sold the rights to her show's reruns for an estimated $100 million.