It seems as though any time you turn on your TV, there is some kind of competitive show on the screen. Whether it is to find the best singer or the most talented dancer, these shows draw in a ton of viewers each week, and the judges are all eyes and all ears when it comes to finding the next big star.
The Judges are raking in big bucks to give their approval. Yet, let’s face it, their opinion is not always so nice. At the end of the day, these judges know what they are doing. Let’s take a look at the following 10 richest show judges of 2019.
10 John Legend
In 2019, The Voice got John Legend to replace Jennifer Hudson on the show. John was familiar with the show, as he had been a guest and adviser to the singers in the past. John hoped that the world was ready for him to judge.
He shows excitement in discovering new talented singers. John is a great choice for helping singers to develop their gift. He has a great education and unbelievable talent. At 40 years old, Legend has accumulated a net worth of $20 million! The Voice will continue to add more hard-earned bucks into his bank account.
9 Gwen Stefani
We all remember Gwen Stefani has the frontwoman rocking out with No Doubt. She broke out from No Doubt and absolutely nailed it when she went solo with her music. All eyes have been on this beauty for years.
Stefani has been a coach on the show for seasons seven, nine and twelve. She mentored the contestants in seasons eight and ten. Fans seem excited to see Gwen in the judge’s chair for this upcoming season. Throughout her long career, this blonde bombshell has amassed a net worth of $100 million!
8 Kelly Clarkson
The Voice has surpassed American Idol ratings and has a huge fan base. It is no wonder that viewers always want to know who will be the new or returning judges for the next season. Viewers love to watch the interactions between judges as well as the feedback they give to the contestants. A different dynamic gets created between the judges.
The show is not only about the singers, but it is about showing the personalities of each judge. Kelly Clarkson was a perfect choice because she makes the show a bit edgy. She broke out into Hollywood by winning American Idol and it is amazing to see how rich that got her!
7 Blake Shelton
Fans are tuning in to see country hottie Blake Shelton give is opinion on the next season of The Voice. He will be co-starring alongside girlfriend Gwen Stefani. This is one of the most-watched relationships in the world right now. Their presence will guarantee big ratings.
The couple got to know each other when they judged for The Voice back in 2014. Today, they are in a happy relationship and both mega-rich. Blake has brought in big bucks because of his singing career. He is currently sitting on a net worth of $50 million!
6 Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie is a major superstar. He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and won four Grammy Awards as well as an Academy Award. He is returning as a judge on ABC’s America Idol. His fellow judges will be Katy Perry and country star Luke Bryan.
Richie believes that as a multi-talented artist, he has a lot of experience that he can bring to the contestants. The show has very good energy and is a lot of fun. Richie is a perfect fit for this type of show. He sings to the tune of a $200 million net worth!
5 Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan is returning as a judge on American Idol for its third season. The 43-year-old country superstar brings a lot to the table. He has talent, experience, and a positive attitude. Bryan helps to bring out the best in the contestants and he treats them with respect.
Judges like Simon Cowell always had mean things to say to the contestants. Viewers were not always so thrilled about this so it is refreshing to have Bryan as a judge. This country hottie is sitting on a hefty $47 million net worth!
4 Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough is best known for being an amazing dancer. She won ABC’s dancing competition Dancing with the Stars twice. She has judged more than one type of competition over the years. In 2014, she was a judge on Dancing with the Stars and in 2019 is a judge for America’s Got Talent.
Hough confesses that she owes her entire career to Dancing With the Stars. The show allowed her to shine and felt that being a judge on the show came naturally to her. At only 31 years old, Hough has a net worth of $7 million. She is definitely the whole package!
3 Katy Perry
Katy Perry is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet! She is an amazing singer, dancer, and performer. She is bright and colorful and brings great energy to American Idol. She has been a judge for the show for two seasons. Perry faced a lot of heat when she kissed contestant Benjamin Glaze. The contestant let the judges know that he had never been kissed before. Perry then planted a smooch on the 19-year-old.
Viewers found this uncomfortable to watch. Perry never seemed to apologetic for her actions. She never fails to shock the world. Perry is set to judge season 17 of American Idol this year.
2 Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is one of the most known judges in the world. He has judged American Idol, Pop Idol, The X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent and many others. He gives very honest and sometimes controversial opinions. He left Idol in January 2010 and got replaced by singer Steven Tyler.
He has worked behind the scenes on other talent shows and competitions. He has had a big impact on viewers, and Time magazine even named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world! With a multitude of jobs under his belt, Cowell has accumulated a net worth of $550 million!
1 Judge Judy
Who is to say that all judges need to give opinions on singers and dancers. Judith Sheindlin knows the law and will give it to you straight. She is famous for her popular court television show Judge Judy.
Judith is one of the highest-paid TV hosts, her net worth is estimated at $420 million! This is a lot more money than the average judge makes in their lifetime. She has won three Emmy Awards. Judge Judy was the first long-running court show to win an Emmy. Sheindlin does not seem to slow down and continues to have a loyal fan base. Read on to find out more about some heated legal battles the judge has faced.