Judge Mathis
Judge Mathis
Real Name/Full Name Gregory Ellis Mathis
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Judge Mathis
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, the United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 April 1960
Age/How Old: 64 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
Weight: In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 180 lbs.
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Charles Mathis
Mother – Alice Lee Mathis
Siblings: 3
School: N/A
College: Eastern Michigan University, University of Detroit Mercy
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Linda Reese (1985-present)
Kids/Children Name: Camara Mathis
Greg Mathis Jr.
Jade Mathis
Amir Mathis
Profession: Retired district court judge, writer, actor
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Judge Mathis is a famous retired district court judge who is also an arbiter of the award-winning reality show Judge Mathis. His program is produced in Chicago, Illinois, and it has been airing since September 1999. As the judge of the Michigan 36th District Court, he served from 1995 to 1998. In addition, he is the longest African American to preside as a judge in a court show.

Well, how well do you know about Judge Mathis? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Judge Mathis’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Judge Mathis to date.

Biography and Early Life

Gregory Ellis Mathis was born in Detroit, Michigan on 5 April 1960. He grew up in the same place where he was the youngest of the four sons of Alice Lee Mathis and Charles Mathis. When he was still young his parents divorced, and he was raised by his mother.

He eventually dropped out of school and joined a street gang leading to him being arrested several times as a juvenile. At the age of seventeen, he was arrested but released early on probation to go and be with his mother who had been diagnosed with colon cancer. That is when he turned his life around.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Judge Mathis in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Judge Mathis’s age is 64 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 5 April 1960. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 180 lbs in Pound and 82kg in Kilograms.


After getting out of jail, Greg got a job at a McDonald’s in order to maintain his release on probation. It was during this time that a family friend came along and offered to assist him to get an admission at Eastern Michigan University. He later went to the Detroit University Mercy.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Judge Mathis With Wife Linda Reese
Judge Mathis With Wife Linda Reese

Judge Mathis is one of the very few people who have managed to be in a marriage for decades. He married his wife Linda Reese in 1985 and the couple is still together to date. They are parents to four children by the names of Amir, Greg Jr., Jade, and Camara Mathis.

Apart from being a judge, Mathis is an activist which he started when he was still in college. He was involved in organizing several demonstrations against Apartheid in South Africa. He is also a known black-culture motivational speaker.

Is Judge Mathis Gay?

Judge Mathis is not gay but he is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation. He has been in a marriage with Linda Reese since 1985. Though they have been married for several years, the two are still so much in love even today and Mathis is totally committed to his wife.

Professional Career

After competing his studies, Greg was denied a license to practice as a lawyer following his criminal past. He stayed for several years and finally his patience paid. He was elected Michigan’s 36th District Court Judge in 1995, becoming the youngest person to hold such a position in the state. He lasted seven years on the bench and during this time, he was rated in the top five judges in 36th District.

As a judge on the famous reality court room show Judge Mathis, Greg has won not only the hearts of millions of fans but also various accolades. The show began airing in September 1999 and it is still running to date. Following his past criminal record, Greg can easily relate to the cases he handles on the show and that makes it even more interesting.

He has frequently used the series to highlight his troubled life while growing up. He also inspires people by going on to tell them how his life turned around and he became successful. He constantly reminds the youth that there is no mess they cannot get out of no matter the situation.

As an author, Mathis released his first book in 2008 and it was titled Street Judge. The book was co-written by Zane. He also went ahead to release another book entitled Of Being a Judge to Criminals and Such. He has also done articles like Black Man Must Fight Back against Obstacles, and Inner City Miracle.


Through his courtroom series Judge Mathis, Greg has been the recipient of several accolades. He was awarded with the Daytime Emmy Award in 2018 for the Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program. His series was also nominated for Image Awards for many years, winning the award in 2004.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Judge Mathis in ’2024’

Judge Mathis Net Worth
Judge Mathis Net Worth

As of 2024, The net worth of Judge Mathis currently stands at $25 million. He made some of this money when he was on the bench as a district court judge and the other he makes on his reality courtroom series Judge Mathis. For the series, he pockets a total of $5 million annually.

Greg Mathis had a very tough childhood after the separation of his parents where he ended up joining a street gang. The news about his mother having cancer changed him completely and helped him on his road to transformation. He changed his life and finally became a judge. His is a story of picking up the pieces and starting life afresh.


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