Judge Jeanine Pirro Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$14 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jun 2, 1951 (71 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Elmira|
|Profession:||Politician, Judge, Presenter, Prosecutor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Judge Jeanine Pirro's Net Worth and Salary?
Judge Jeanine Pirro is an American judge, television personality, and author who has a net worth of $14 million. Jeanine Pirro became Assistant District Attorney in Westchester County in 1975 and went on to become the first female to serve as a judge in Westchester County Court. In 1993, she became Westchester County's first female District Attorney. Jeanine garnered considerable media attention for her work as Chair of the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities. She campaigned for the 2006 Republican Senate nomination and for the position of Attorney General but was unsuccessful in both races.
In 2008, she began appearing on her own show, "Judge Jeanine Pirro," on The CW, which won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2011.
In January 2011 she launched "Justice with Judge Jeanine," on Fox News.
Jeanine has published the books "To Punish and Protect: A DA's Fight Against a System That Coddles Criminals" (2003), "Sly Fox: A Dani Fox Novel" (2012), "Clever Fox: A Dani Fox Novel" (2014), "He Killed Them All: Robert Durst and My Quest For Justice" (2015), "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy" (2018), "Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left's Plot to Remake America" (2019), and "Don't Lie to Me: and Stop Trying to Steal Our Freedom" (2020).
Judge Jeanine Pirro Salary
Judge Jeanine's salary is $3 million per year.
Jeanine Pirro was born Jeanine Ferris on June 2, 1951, in Elmira, New York. She grew up with Lebanese-American parents Nassar and Esther and sister Lulu in a Maronite Catholic household. Jeanine's father worked as a mobile home salesman, and her mother was a department store model. Pirro decided that she wanted to become an attorney when she was 6 years old, and while she was a student Notre Dame High School, she interned at the Chemung County District Attorney's office. After graduation, Jeanine earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University at Buffalo. She then enrolled at Albany Law School of Union University, where she served as an editor of the law review, and earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1975.
In 1975, Pirro was appointed Assistant District Attorney of Westchester County by District Attorney Carl Vergari, and in 1977, she requested that Vergari apply for a grant that would make it possible for local D.A. offices to establish bureaus specializing in domestic violence. Vergari did as Jeanine asked, and his office received one of the grants, leading him to appoint Pirro chief of the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau in 1978. In November 1990, Jeanine left her job as Assistant District Attorney after being elected as a judge of the Westchester County Court, defeating Democratic candidate Lawrence D. Lenihan and Right to Life Party candidate August C. Nimphius, Jr. After spending two years serving as Westchester County's first female judge, Pirro became the first female Westchester County District Attorney in November 1993 and was re-elected in 1997 and 2001. Her profile rose after the Anne Scripps Douglas-Scott Douglas murder-suicide in December 1993/January 1994 led to frequent media appearances. In June 1994, Jeanine often appeared on news programs to talk about the O.J. Simpson case. Pirro became the New York State District Attorneys Association's first female president in 2001.
In 1986, Jeanine was announced as the running mate of Andrew O'Rourke, Westchester County Executive, in the New York Lieutenant Gubernatorial race, but she withdrew her name two days later, saying that her husband wasn't able to disclose his business interests or legal clients and that several of his clients did business with New York State. In August 2005, Pirro announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination to run against Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate election. She dropped out of the race four months later, stating, "I have decided that my law enforcement background better qualifies me for a race for New York State attorney general than a race for the United States Senate." During the campaign, Jeanine incurred $600,000 in debt to vendors, which remained unpaid as of 2019. In 2006, Pirro was the Republican candidate for Attorney General of New York but lost to Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo.
Jeanine has appeared on numerous shows as a guest analyst, legal analyst, or guest host, including "Today," "Larry King Live," and "Geraldo at Large," and she has regularly contributed to "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet." She appeared in the HBO documentary miniseries "The Jinx," sharing her experiences as the investigating attorney in the disappearance of Kathie Durst. Pirro starred on the weekday TV series "Judge Jeanine Pirro" on The CW from September 2008 to May 2011, and in January 2011, she began hosting "Justice with Judge Jeanine" on Fox News, which has aired more than 350 episodes as of this writing. She hosted the Fox series "You the Jury" in 2017, but it was cancelled after just two episodes.
Jeanine married Albert J. Pirro, Jr. in 1975, after meeting at Albany Law School. The couple welcomed daughter Cristine on June 23, 1985, and son Alexander on March 23, 1989. In 2005, a Florida woman claimed that Albert had fathered her daughter in the early 1980s, and after DNA testing confirmed her allegations, Albert was ordered to start paying child support in 1998. In February 1999, Albert was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York on four counts of tax evasion, one count of conspiracy, and 28 counts of filing a false tax return after he hid more than $1 million of his personal income (classifying it as business expenses) from 1988 to 1997. Jeanine called the investigation "invasive and hostile" while appearing with Albert at a press conference the day of the indictment. In June 2000, Albert was found guilty on 23 of the charges, and a few months later, he received a sentence of 29 months in federal prison, but since he waived his right to appeal, he was given some leniency. Albert was released after serving 17 months, and in January 2021, he was pardoned by his former business partner Donald Trump near the end of Trump's presidency. Jeanine and Albert separated in 2007, and the divorce was finalized in 2013.
In November 2017, Jeanine was pulled over in Upstate New York while driving 119 miles per hour. She pleaded guilty to speeding and was ordered to pay a fine of $300 (plus a $93 surcharge) and take a defensive driving course. In 2018, Pirro's book "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy" revealed that Jeanine had been diagnosed with cancer six years earlier. In March 2019, she was suspended from Fox News for two weeks after making Islamophobic remarks about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. In February 2021, voting technology company Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Pirro, Fox News, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, Rudy Giuliani, and Sidney Powell for perpetuating lies about the 2020 election being stolen. The lawsuit states, "The Earth is round. Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election for President and Vice President of the United States. The election was not stolen, rigged, or fixed. These are facts. They are demonstrable and irrefutable."
In 1988, Jeanine and Albert paid $425,000 to have a 7,882 square foot home built for them in Westchester County, New York. Jeanine has put the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home on the market several times, listing it for $5.2 million in 2000, $4.295 million in 2007, and $4.995 million in 2015. In 2017, she lowered the asking price to $3.8 million, then dropped it to $3.4 million in August 2018.