You might be surprised to learn this but Judge Judy is one of the highest-paid people in Hollywood. In fact, from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018 Judge Judy Sheindlin ranked first of highest-paid personalities on television earning a staggering $147 million in that calendar year.
Second place was Ellen DeGeneres with $87.5 million, which is almost half of what Judge Judy made in the same amount of time. Judge Judy is the biggest star on television.
And Judge Judy is taking a huge gamble by endorsing this Democrat for President of the United States.
We’re still a little over a year away from the 2020 General Election and although the Democratic candidates for president are plentiful, it’s starting to become clear who will be the last man or woman standing to take on incumbent President Donald Trump.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is still the current frontrunner for the nomination but Sen. Elizabeth Warren and he are both neck and neck at 25-27%.
And with Biden’s son, Hunter, being the center of an ongoing scandal involving his ties to a Ukranian gas company, it may be Warren leading the pack outright before too long.
Just behind Biden and Warren in third place at 20% is Sen. Bernie Sanders but his health was recently in question after having heart surgery due to chest pains he was experiencing. But now the senator is back on the campaign trail.
Far behind the aforementioned in a tie for fourth place is South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Kamala Harris polling at 5%, which means the Democratic ticket will likely be a combination of two of those five. It’s a high probability however that it will be Sen. Warren for President and Sen. Sanders for Vice President because the two share very similar socialist policies.
Nobody outside of those five have the slightest chance.
But that doesn’t mean the others are throwing in the towel just yet.
That might be why Judge Judy Sheindlin decided to enter the political arena by officially endorsing former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg even though he’s not even running, noting she’s fully aware of the repercussions of the risk.
She wrote in an op-ed for USA Today, “I realize I am taking a personal and a career risk. I have carefully stayed away from politics for 50 years, except to vote. But times have changed in our country, and I believe the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain. I want to speak honestly and from the heart –regardless of the consequences.”
The 77-year-old judge, notorious for her no-nonsense approach to the cases she presides over on television claimed the former Mayor would make a “no-nonsense president.”
She added, “Our American family has been fractured in recent years. We’re hopelessly divided, and a bitterly divided family cannot thrive. The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president.”
Somehow Michael Bloomberg is the answer to this “fractured” America?
Judge Judy also noted about Bloomberg that he’s “An independent, tough-minded businessman, he represents our best chance to bring America together again and begin the long national process of healing. Unlike those on the far right and the far left who use their bully pulpit to divide us, he’s a pragmatist, a man who has shown time and again that he knows how to get things done and cares more about results than ideology. That’s a skill in short supply these days, on both sides.”
She does work in the Hollywood industry so it shouldn’t be all that surprising she would endorse a Democrat.
But that nearly $150 million she makes per year will certainly take a hit but she’s been on television for decades so it’s not like Judge Judy can’t afford it.