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Judge Judy Opens Up About Negotiating Her Massive Salary

Judge Judy Opens Up About Negotiating Her Massive Salary

Judge Judy (Judith Sheindlin) is getting candid about pay.

The 78-year-old longtime Judge Judy star spoke about her experiences, including her record-breaking salary, via THR.

If you didn’t know, she negotiated an impressive salary of a reported $47 million per season with CBS.

Here’s what she had to say…

“I told the company that I worked for this: ‘I want to be more of a partner,” she said.

“‘Don’t treat me as a paid employee. I could make this show without you — I created a deal where I could do that — but you can’t make it without me. I can take Judy Sheindlin anywhere else. And good luck with you if you can find somebody else. Otherwise, let’s share the gift that this program has brought to both of us.’”

She also opened up about destressing at home.

“When I’ve had a frustrating day at work, which I do occasionally, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to get out the silver polish and do some frames around the house or find an old pair of earrings and clean them up. I like to see things tied up in a bow. Perhaps that’s the reason for ending the show after 25 years.”

More TV hosts’ salaries have also been revealed – find out how much the stars are making!

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