These Stars’ Earnings Are No Match For Their Competition

When you think of major celebrities, it’s easy to say that they’re all ‘rich’. When you’re making tens of millions of dollars, what difference does one or two million make? But once you compare two similar celebrities side-by-side, the earning gap between them is pretty amazing. It’s wild to think that two megastars who you may assume take home similar earnings are as much as $240 million apart! See which of your favorite celebrities are making way more money than their counterparts and the pay difference between an American Idol judge and a judge on The Voice.

Are You Surprised Judge Judy Makes More Than Ellen DeGeneres?

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Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most recognizable celebrities on the planet. Her daytime talk show The Ellen Degeneres Show has made her a household name as well as filthy rich. That’s why it may come as a surprise that Judy Sheindlin makes more money than Ellen!

Judy, better known as “Judge Judy” on her court television series, is the highest-paid TV host in the world. While Ellen earned $87.5 million in 2019 alone, Judy far surpassed her, earning $147 million. Judy’s income greatly increased after she sold the rights to reruns of Judge Judy, escalating her yearly salary.