“JUDGE JUDY” SHEINDLIN is #1 on the annual “Forbes” list of the highest paid TV hosts. She made $147 million over the past 12 months. ELLEN DEGENERES is second with $87.5 million. You’re not alone if you’re scratching your head wondering WHAT THE…? It definitely IS strange but absolutely true. There is an explanation though…
Here are 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. On a normal year she would earn about half of what Ellen is paid (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.
Still… am I the only one who is absolutely GOBSMACKED that Judge Judy pulls down almost $50millionUS/yr?! That’s some serious coin for a killer eye-roll!