• Born in 1951 in Elmira, New York State, USA
• Net worth estimated at $12 million
• Of Lebanese descent; interned at District Attorney's office in Chemung County during high school
• Law degree from Albany Law School; appointed as Assistant District Attorney of Westchester County
• Hosts Fox News Channel program “Justice with Judge Jeanine”; wrote several books; former judge, prosecutor, and politician; strong supporter of Trump organization

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJune 2, 1951
SpouseAlbert Pirro, Albert Pirro
FactHer daughter is a lawyer and her son is in law school [July, 2012].

Who is Jeanine Pirro?

Jeanine Ferris Pirro was born on 2 June 1951, in Elmira, New York State, USA. She is a former judge, television host, author, politician, and prosecutor, best known for her work with the Fox News Channel program “Justice with Judge Jeanine” of which she is the host. She was also known for her frequent appearances in NBC News and “The Today Show”.

The Riches of Jeanine Pirro

How rich is Jeanine Pirro? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $12 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. She gained considerable attention for her work as District Attorney in cases of crimes against the elderly, and domestic abuse. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Law Beginnings

Jeanine is of Lebanese descent – her father was a mobile home salesman, while her mother was a department store model. At a young age, she decided that she wanted to pursue a career as an attorney, and while attending Notre Dame High School, interned at the District Attorney’s office in Chemung County.

After matriculating, she enrolled at the University at Buffalo, graduating with bachelor’s degree, and then continued her studies at Union University’s Albany Law School, where she completed her Juris Doctorate, and where she worked on the school’s legal publication as an editor. After completing her education, she was appointed as the Assistant District Attorney of Westchester County, handling minor cases and writing appeals. She helped establish the new Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau of the office, becoming the first chief, and known to be very aggressive, but also heeding victim’s requests to drop cases.

Jeanine Pirro

Path Towards District Attorney

Pirro quickly gained fame as the chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, but also criticism for ignoring traditions. Her rising status eventually led to the destruction of her relationship with District Attorney Vergari, but in 1990 she was elected the first female judge of the Westchester County Court, so leaving the District Attorney’s office, and serving there for three terms up to 2005. She eventually became the Westchester County District Attorney, three years after her judicial appointment, continuing her rise to fame over the next few years, leading her to appear on cable news.

She became a frequent guest during OJ Simpson’s arrest, and was responsible for taking large expenditures to improve the district attorney facilities. She also became the first female president of the New York State District Attorneys Association, and chaired the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, helping create legislation that enhanced the protection of victims of domestic abuse. She also campaigned unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor, the US Senate, and as State Attorney General.

Career in Media

Throughout her career, Jeanine has authored five books, including “To Punish and Protect: A DA’s Fight Against a System That Coddles Criminals” and “To Punish and Protect: Against a System That Coddles Criminals”. She then forayed into crime fiction, with  “Sly Fox: A Dani Fox Novel”, and “Clever Fox: A Dani Fox Novel”. Her media appearances also led her to become a regular contributor to several TV shows, including “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet”. She appears as a legal analyst for Fox, and also in “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld”.

In 2008, she began hosting the weekday television show “Judge Jeanine Pirro” on CW, which started by airing two episodes daily. The show continued for several seasons and won an Emmy Award in 2011 before being cancelled due to low ratings. She proceeded to start a new show on Fox entitled “Justice with Judge Jeanine”, which focused on the big legal stories of the week. Her show has attracted controversy when she commented against Representative Ilhan Omar’s decision to wear a hijab, but her statement was condemned by Fox News, and the episode that was supposed to showcase the comment was not aired; Pirro later defended her statement. In recent years, she has been seen as a strong supporter of the Trump organization.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Jeanine married Albert Pirro in 1975, having met while in law school. They have two children and lived in Harrison, New York during the time that she was just starting out as an assistant district attorney. In 1999, her husband was indicted on numerous counts of tax evasion and filing a false tax return, hiding over $1 million in personal income. She was highly critical of the investigation, and throughout the trial, with the prosecution trying their best to involve her in the case, but her husband was eventually sentenced to 29 months in a minimum security federal prison.

This string of events eventually led to the breakdown of their marriage, and the couple separated in 2007, with their divorce finalized in 2013. A year prior to their divorce, she was diagnosed with cancer, and opened up about it in her 2018 book “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy”. She also mentioned that she is a practicing Catholic.

General Info

Full NameJeanine Pirro
Net Worth$5 million
Date Of BirthJune 2, 1951
ProfessionTV Personality, Presenter, Politician, Legal analyst, Judge, Prosecutor, TV Personality, Presenter, Politician, Legal analyst, Judge, Prosecutor
EducationAlbany Law School, Notre Dame High School, University at Buffalo, Albany Law School, Notre Dame High School, University at Buffalo
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseAlbert Pirro, Albert Pirro
ChildrenChristi Pirro, Alexander Pirro, Christi Pirro, Alexander Pirro
ParentsNasser Ferris, Esther Ferris, Nasser Ferris, Esther Ferris


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
TV ShowsJudge Jeanine Pirro, The Real Story, Judge Jeanine Pirro, The Real Story

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1One of her first jobs was a telephone operator.
2Has a sister named Lulu.
3Release of her book, "To Punish and Protect: A DA's Fight Against a System That Coddles Criminals" by Jeanine with Catherine Whitney. [2003]
4Launch of her syndicated TV show, Judge Jeanine Pirro (2008). [September 2008]
5Her daughter is a lawyer and her son is in law school [July, 2012].
6Has three dogs, a Huskie named Lancelot, and two poodles; and two pigs.
7Officiated at the wedding of Juliet Huddy and Doug Barrett on January 23, 2009.
8Went to school in Buffalo, New York.
9Former judge.
10Daughter, 22, is in law school [March, 2008].
11District Attorney of Westchester County, New York, USA.
12Republican Party candidate for Attorney General of New York (2006).




Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2016TV SeriesJudge Jeanine Pirro


Justice w/Judge Jeanine2011-2017TV SeriesHerself - Hostess / Herself / Herself - Host
Fox and Friends2012-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess, Justice / Herself - Hostess, Justice with Judge Jeanine
You the Jury2017TV SeriesHerself
Outnumbered2016-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
Black Start2017Documentary
The O'Reilly Factor2005-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself (segment "The Culture Warriors")
Hannity2009-2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hostess, Justice / Herself - Panelist
Watters' World2017TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, Justice
The Kennedy Show2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, Justice
48 Hours2016TV Series documentaryHerself - District Attorney, Westchester County
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, He Killed Them All
Crime Watch Daily2015TV SeriesHerself
The View2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
20/202015TV Series documentaryHerself - Host, Justice With Judge Jeanine
Good Morning America2010-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Greg Gutfeld Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, Justice
Dateline NBC2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2010-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Weekend Today2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Stossel2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2005-2014TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2013TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Huckabee2012TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Judge Jeanine Pirro2009-2011TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Himself - Judge / Herself
The Tyra Banks Show2011TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2008-2009TV SeriesHerself / Himself
Larry King Live2006-2009TV SeriesHerself
Geraldo at Large2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue2008TV SeriesHerself
Hannity & Colmes2007TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

48 Hours on ID2017TV Series documentaryHerself
Justice w/Judge Jeanine2017TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Hannity2016TV SeriesHerself - Hostess, Justice with Judge Jeanine
48 Hours2015TV Series documentaryHerself - District Attorney, Westchester County


Won Awards

2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramJudge Jeanine Pirro (2008)

Nominated Awards

2010Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramJudge Jeanine Pirro (2008)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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