Gerald Sheindlin, better known as Jerry Sheindlin, is an American judge, author, and television personality. Popular for his brief appearance in the show, ‘The People’s Court,’ as a celebrity judge, he is effortlessly straightforward yet gentle and humorous. He has spent 22 years of his life centralizing criminal cases as a defense attorney. 

Jerry is the husband of the evergreen famous Judge Judy, one of the highest-paid TV personalities. She possesses a huge net worth of millions. On top of that, they share a highly successful relationship. So let’s find out what’s more to Jerry!

Bio and early Life of Jerry Sheindlin

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Sheindlin was born on November 19, 1933, in New York, USA. Moreover, he holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnic background. The 87-year-old celebrity spouse is of Scorpio Zodiac sign.

Jerry Sheindlin with his wife Judy Sheindlin
Jerry Sheindlin with his wife, Judy Sheindlin.
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The American author was born to Abram Sheindlin and Tanya Sheindlin. Although he came to fame as a TV personality, Jerry preferred to keep his family away from the public.

Sheindlin later joined the navy during the Korean War in 1951. Next, he joined Long Island University and completed his studies in just two and a half years. He passed Juris Doctor degree in 1959 from Brooklyn Law School.

How Much Does The People’s Court Judge Jerry Sheindlin hold as his Net Worth?

Jerry Sheindlin holds an estimated net worth is around $14 million. Although Jerry came to fame as a TV show host, he worked as a judge for a long time. As such, he earned thousands of dollars from his career.

Judge Judy was with Husband Jerry Sheindlin
Judge Judy was with her Husband, Jerry Sheindlin.
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Many sources reported that Sheindlin earned an annual salary of $210,900. Jerry is also an author of two books, ‘Genetic Fingerprinting: The Law and Science of DNA Evidence’ and ‘Blood Trail.’

During Gerald’s legal career, he has written more than 64 published opinions.  It includes 46 pages long view on the admission of DNA forensic evidence in a murder. Moreover, he later appeared in ‘The People’s Court’ for two years, 1999 to 2001

Jerry Sheindlin and Judy Sheindlin Met at A Bar

Around 1976, Jerry Sheindlin met Judy Sheindlin in a bar when he was a defense attorney, and she was a prosecutor. While he was talking to a reporter, surprisingly, Judy crashed in and put her hand in his face, asking, “And who is this?” to which he quickly responded, “Lady, get your finger out of my face.” As ironic as it may seem, they have been together ever since.

Jerry Sheindlin with his wife
Jerry Sheindlin with his wife.
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He married Judy in 1977 in an intimate ceremony. Moreover, they gave birth to two children. Like every other relationship, Jerry and Judy, too, had gone through a challenging time. They got separated in 1990 after 13 years of wedlock. Eventually, after a year of dating other people, they rebounded and tied the knot again. And this time, persistently.

Jerry is often overshadowed by his famous wife, Judge Judy. Judy is one of the highest-paid TV personalities through her court TV series ‘Judge Judy.’ She holds the Guinness World Record for the longest career as a TV judge. Judy possesses a bulky net worth of  $440 million.

Married Once Before

Before Judy, Jerry had been married to Suzanne Sheindlin and had three children with her. They welcomed their first child, Gregory, in 1964, followed by Jonathan and Nicole in 1967 and 1968, respectively.