How much does Judge Judys Burt the Bailiff get paid?
While Petri Hawkins-Byrd has refused to reveal his salary, he is known as the world's richest bailiff with a net worth of $3.5 Million. Judge Judy’s bailiff is a paid actor. Because he was once a real bailiff in Sheindlin's courtroom, he got the job.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the estimated yearly salary for a bailiff as of May 2013 is $40,620.
Petri Hawkins-Byrd started working as a bailiff in the Brooklyn court system before moving to the Family Court in Manhattan. He began working for Judge Judith Sheindlin while serving as a bailiff in Manhattan.
He wrote her a letter of congratulations after hearing that Judge Sheindlin was going to have her own court show. Sheindlin then called him and invited him to work as her bailiff on the show.
To keep up with media appearances and learn more about her honor, follow her on Twitter @JudgeJudy.
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Of interest, according to a new report from GLOBE Magazine, Judge Judy’s extreme and exhausting work schedule is finally beginning to take a toll on the 90’s breakout TV star. The judge was recently spotted leaving a restaurant with her 81 year old husband, and witnesses were doing double takes when they realized that the elderly and frail woman was THE Judge Judy.
According to a GLOBE insider that specializes in star body language, “Poor Judge Judy looks like she is burned out and exhausted. She appears very tired and just sick of it all. It also looks like her chin is dropping and she has a slacked jaw, another sign that she is extremely tired and worn out.” Read more of the story at CelebDirtyLaundry.