Judge Greg Mathis has presided over his courtroom in the TV show ‘Judge Mathis’ for 24 seasons, only ‘Judge Judy’ star Judith Sheindlin has handed down verdicts in her legal arbitration television show for longer with 25 seasons. His talent for arbitrating 13,000 on-air disputes comes from his own lived experiences and time serving as a Superior Court Judge of Michigan’s 36th District Court.
He was born and raised by a single mother in a Detroit housing project. As a juvenile he spent time in the Wayne County Jail and was a member of the Errol Flynn’s street gang. In his former post as a Superior Court Judge he has presided over everything from evictions to murders where one “really had to be prepared and abreast of modern law,” he says.
Judge Mathis inspires people to “overcome their obstacles”
His life story has helped him to “identify better than most judges with the plight of the litigants,” Mathis says “because I’ve lived the life of almost every litigant that comes before me.”
“My sole objective in life is to be able to inspire the people I left behind to overcome their obstacles.” To that effect he made it a condition of taking on the role of TV judge that he would begin each episode telling his story of him.
Mathis’ efforts have paid off earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in May 2022. Previously ‘Judge Mathis’ won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding News, Talk or Information Series in 2004 and in 2018 the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program.
However, “due to the declining nature of the daytime syndication landscape,” Variety reports that Warner Bros has decided to pull the plug on ‘Judge Mathis’ as well as the latest iteration of ‘The People’s Court’.
What is Judge Mathis’ net worth?
In addition to ‘Judge Mathis’ and time spent on the 36th District Court bench, the award-winning television arbitrator is an author, a motivational speaker and television producer. He also has a weekly newspaper column which brings social and political insight to readers. In June 2022 he launched a weekly TV reality docuseries “Mathis Family Matterson E! Network giving viewers an unvarnished glimpse at his family life of him.
Celebrity Net Worth states that Judge Greg Mathis’ salary is $5 million per year and estimates his has a net worth of $20 million.
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