Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
The Schmooze

This Jewish Celebrity Makes More Money Than Anyone on Television

Variety released a breakdown of the highest paid actors and personalities on television and the results are, for lack of a better word, staggering.

Judy Sheindlin, otherwise known as Judge Judy, racks up $47 million a year, making her the highest paid personality on television. Other Jewish stars headlining reality and talk shows are collecting sizable yearly pay checks as well, with Adam Levine making $13-15 million for “The Voice,” Chelsea Handler clocking in at $10 million a year for her Netflix show “Chelsea,” and Andy Cohen, the host of “What What Happens Live,” pulling in $4-5 million.

Television actors are also racking up sizable pay checks. Jonah Hill pulls in $350,000 per episode on the Netflix show “Maniac,” Sarah Jessica Parker makes $275,000 for each episode of her television show “Divorce,” and Mandy Patinkin gets $150,000 per episode on “Homeland.”

Well done, everybody. Well done.

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at [email protected]

Engage

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.