Judge Judy Sheindlin, the star of "Judge Judy," has been making headlines in recent months. What has caused her a lot of attention the past few months was her paycheck; now, it's something else.
"Judge Judy" is a courtroom program on CBS that stars the former family court judge Judy Sheindlin. The program is a televised, real-life small-claims court where Judge Judy presides.
She is known for her no-nonsense, to the point, wisecracking method, which has been copied by other television court judges, but they have been unsuccessful.
"Judge Judy" first aired on September 16, 1996, and she has appeared in all 5,900 episodes (as of May 12, 2017), and 22 seasons with millions of viewers cheering her on each day.
Sheindlin is one of the highest paid stars on daytime TV raking in $47 million a year, according to CNBC. But her latest investment is causing heads to turn.
Sheindlin has recently sealed the deal of a lifetime. She closed on a new home in Newport, Rhode Island, on Monday, August 20.
Her new property cost Sheindlin $9 million and she said that she and her husband are "looking forward to falling in love with Newport."
The previous owner was Dorrance Hamilton who was the inheritress to the Campbell Soup fortune and she was a philanthropist who founded the SVF Foundation. Hamilton purchased the home in 1995 and died last year, but before she died, she gave her house the nickname, "Bird House."
Sheindlin, whose net worth is estimated at $400 million, purchased the massive, 9,719-square foot home that sits near the Atlantic Coast. Below are sneak-peek photos.