In a league of 20, Sheindlin came 13th, with a net worth of $95m, beating other celebrities including Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Christina Aguilera.
However, she still has a long way to go to topple number one Oprah Winfrey, who is currently worth $1.5bn.
Judge Judy was first shown in 1996 and is now syndicated across the world. The show features the 64-year-old – who is known for her direct, no-nonsense style – presiding over small claims cases. Prior to her TV fame, she worked as a lawyer before making it as a judge.
Meanwhile, if you’re wondering why Barbra Streisand is absent from the list, Forbes says it is not including “non-working celebs who essentially live off royalties”, despite the fact that Streisand has had a busy couple of years, touring, recording a new album and starring in the film Meet The Fockers.
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