Judge Joe Brown is an American judge, lawyer, and television personality who has a net worth of $14 million.
He was the judge of the appeal of the man accused of murdering Martin Luther King Jr. He came to national attention for this though he was replaced by another judge.
Besides, Joe was the first African-American prosecutor in the city of Memphis. As a television personality, he hosted the court show Judge Joe Brown. In 1990, he further worked as a judge of Division 9 in the court of Shelby County, Tennessee.
In 1969, he gained a bachelor’s degree in political science. Later, he earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at UCLA. For his outstanding acting on Legal Courtroom drama, he won a nomination for the Emmy Award in 2012.
Judge Joe Brown: At a Glance
|Real Name||Joseph Blakeney Brown Jr.|
|Date of Birth||5 July 1947|
|Birth Place||Washington D.C, United States|
|Spouse||Deborah Herron (m. 2001-2017)|
|Profession||Lawyer, TV personality|
|Net Worth||$14 million|
Judge Joe Brown was born on 5th July 1947, in Washington D.C, the U.S. but raised in Los Angles. He earned a degree of bachelor in political science when he was 22 years aged. Later he earned a Juris Doctor degree.
At an early age, Joe was passionate about court proceedings and he studied Law. He became the first Afro-American prosecutor in Memphis city. Talking about his personal life, he married and divorced two women. Currently, he is the father of two siblings.
After completing law, Joe Brown started his career as a lawyer. Before starting his career as a Judge, he opened his law practice on the Court of Shelby County.
As a judge, he came to national attention when he judged the case of murdering the great leader Martin Luther King Jr. though he was replaced by another judge in this case. However, his appearance, in this case, helped him to appear in the TV show.
Later, Joe appeared on the American reality court show, Judge Judy. In September 1998, Joe contracted on the American reality court show Judge Joe Brown. His appearance on this TV program made him further popular.
Talking about his achievements, in 2012, Joe Brown won a nomination for the Emmy Award. Besides, he played some small roles in several TV shows which made him familiar to the Americans.
Due to salary disputes, the popular TV show Judge Joe Brown was canceled in March 2013. Judge Joe Brown hosted this popular show from which he earned $20 million a year. He became more popular after this show to the Americans.
Judge Joe Brown divorced two women while having two sons from his first marriage. Brown was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee in March 2014. Later, he got charged with five counts of contempt of court.
Because of some sort of disability, Judge Joe Brown is incapable of practicing law. According to the supreme court of Tennessee, he cannot represent clients. The Supreme court has put Brown on inactive status.