Reblogged By: La Tray
Posted: Wednesday August 21, 2013 @ 2:21 p.m. PST
Judge Judy Sheindlin gets paid $47 million per year to sassily chastise those locked in petty disputes on the daytime show that bears her name.
Stephen Battaglio, TV Guide’s business editor and author of the list, said Judge Judy generates about $200 million in ad revenue for CBS (CBS, Fortune 500) but costs just $10 million per year to produce, before factoring in Sheindlin’s salary. The show is aired internationally, and some stations air it several times a day.
A spokesman for Judge Judy declined to comment.
“The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart came in second, but still lagged far behind Sheindlin at $25 million to $30 million a year. Battaglio said Stewart attracts a young, professional demographic that is sought by advertisers, and is the top-paid star of night-time television.
TO READ MORE: Judge Judy Is Highest Paid (CNN)