Jerry Sheindlin Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Dec, 2019
Facts of Jerry Sheindlin
Date of Birth: 1933 , November-19
Age: 86 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jerry Sheindlin
Birth Name Gerald "Jerry" Sheindlin
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City
Ethnicity White
Profession TV Personality And Judge
Net Worth -
Affair with Judge Judy Sheindlin
Girlfriend Judge Judy Sheindlin
Married Yes
Married to Judge Judy Sheindlin
Children Three
Divorce Unknown
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Jerry Sheindlin is a former professional attorney and judge. He gained popularity for being gentle and full of humor. After retiring as the judge, he started his career in television. As a television personality, he has worked for many well-known television programs like The People's Court, Entertainment Tonight, and Biography. His marital relationship with one of the highest-paid TV hosts Judge Judy Sheindlin also brought him into the stardom.

Early Life 

Jerry Sheindlin was born on November 19, 1933, in New York City, New York, United States of America. He holds American nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity.

Sheindlin grew up in NYC along with his family. During the Korean War, he joined the Navy, in 1951. But, he later enrolled at Long Island University. He was a dedicated and talented student at the University despite his low High School grades. He completed his studies in two and a half years with an A grade.

After graduation, Sheindlin attended Brooklyn Law School and earned his J.D. in 1959.

Professional Career And Wiki

Jerry Sheindlin started his career working in the law firm Adlerberg & Sheindlin where he spent more than two decades mostly handling criminal cases. In 1980, he was appointed as a United States Administrative Law Judge and held the post for a couple of years before becoming a Criminal Court Judge in New York.

In 1986, Sheindlin served on the New York State Supreme Court. During his early judicial career, he had written more than 64 published opinions. At that time, he also authored a 46-page opinion on the admission of DNA forensic evidence in a murder case. Besides, Jerry is an author of two books Blood Trail and Genetic Fingerprinting.

After his retirement in 1999, Sheindlin joined the TV program The People's Court as a short-lived judge. He worked in the program until he was replaced by Judge Marilyn Milian, in 2001.

Net Worth, Salary, And Earnings

Jerry Sheindlin has made a good amount of money from his career as a jurist, author, television personality and attorney. But his exact net worth is yet to be revealed. But it has been reported that the New York State Supreme Court judge salary was $208,000 as of 2019.

His Wife Judy Sheindlin Possesses $420 Million As a Net Worth

On the other hand, his wife Judy Sheindlin has an estimated net worth of $420 million, in 2019. In 2018, she made a hefty amount of $147 million.

In June 2019, the veteran TV personality Judy was paid $47 million from the television show Judge Judy as Judge Judy. She joined the show in 1996 and her salary was $25 million at that time. 

In November 2018, Judy made a hefty $100 million after selling Judith Sheindlin's rights in Judge Judy to CBS. In August 2017, she made $200 million after the sale of the Judge Judy Library to CBS TV Distribution. 

The couple owns a five-bedroom condo at The Montage in Beverly Hills. Its worth is $10.7 million. They have also a penthouse in Naples, Florida where they currently reside. The house features four bedrooms and an enclosed lagoon. Its current value is $11 million. 

In October 2017, Sheindlin threw down $8.5 million after she bought a duplex in the Upper East Side's Sutton Place neighborhood. The house features four bedrooms. 

Married Life With His Loving Wife Judy Sheindlin 

Jerry Sheindlin has been married twice. He has never talked about his first wife. But his second marriage to Judy Sheindlin is still going strong despite their long-term partnership has seen a few twists and turns. The lovebirds met for the first time in a bar while he was a defense attorney and his wife was a prosecutor.

CAPTION: Jerry Sheindlin and his wife Judge Judy Sheindlin SOURCE: Naples Winter Wine Festival

They tied the knot in 1977. They welcomed their first child, a son Gregory Sheindlin, in 1964. They also gave birth to two other children, a son Jonathan Sheindlin in 1967 and a daughter Nicole Sheindlin in 1968. His wife Judy is an American prosecution lawyer, former Manhattan family court judge, as well as a writer.

The husband-and-wife divorced briefly in 1990, after 14 years of marriage. Judy later said that she did not feel supported by her husband Jerry after her father's death. But the couple rekindled and remarried a year later. She told in Closer Weekly,

I like to have someone to fuss over. I like to be mated. It’s natural for me. I learned the hard way that sometimes what you think makes you happy won’t.

The happy couple currently resides in Florida. As of 2019, Jerry is aged 86 years.

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