TV Guide ranks the highest-paid stars on-air

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
Judge Judith 'Judy' Sheindlin
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Judge Judith 'Judy' Sheindlin

The highest-paid person on television is ... a little old lady from Brooklyn?

Judy Sheindlin, star of the arbitration-based reality show "Judge Judy," topped TV Guide Magazine's annual list of highest paid stars.

According to the list, Sheindlin makes $47 million a year, blowing away celebrities in daytime, reality, late night, news, drama and comedy categories.

Suze & Judge Judy
Judge Judy joins Suze to answer questions. On this show, Rose is a single mother who recently landed a great new job. She has met a man whom she would like to marry, but she would have to move and give up her job.

"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart was next in line, earning between $25 million to $30 million a year, according to TV Guide sources, ranking him ahead of past late-night salary leaders Jay Leno and David Letterman.

Click here to view the full list from TV Guide.

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