Ah, the ‘90s: butterfly hair clips, baggy pants, choker necklaces, and so many great sitcoms. However, one ‘90s sitcom reigns above the rest: Friends. While there’s no question that the cast earned massive paychecks while filming the show, who has the highest net worth now? Fans might be surprised to find out who made the most over the years…
Jennifer Aniston – $220 Million
As Rachel on Friends, Jennifer Aniston became a household name. After the show ended, the actress continued to earn bigger and bigger parts, even today. Over the years, Aniston’s starred in many hit films, including The Break-Up, We’re the Millers, and the award-winning drama Cake. Plus, she’s become the face of plenty of products and ad campaigns since then. Today, the actress enjoys an incredible net worth of $220 million. You can see Aniston’s return to television soon, with Apple+’s new sitcom, The Morning Show.
Courtney Cox – $120 Million
Courtney Cox did quite well after Friends ended, too. First, she appeared in a couple of major film releases, including the iconic Scream franchise. Later, Cox won the lead role in the sitcom Cougar Town, which lasted six seasons. Meanwhile, she also appeared as a multi-episode guest star on other hit television shows, like Shameless and Scrubs. Together with her former husband, fellow actor David Arquette, Cox owns the production company Coquette Productions, which adds to her net worth of $120 million.
David Schwimmer – $85 Million
While some of his co-stars enjoyed a fruitful career after Friends, actor David Schwimmer, who played Ross, decided he’d instead lead a more private life. However, he has popped up in a few smaller roles since the hit sitcom. Most recently, Schwimmer appeared on the show American Crime Story in 2016, a drama about the OJ trial, where he played Rob Kardashian. Schwimmer also returned to the sitcom world in 2018, when he joined the cast of the Will & Grace reboot. Both significantly added to his impressive $85 million net worth.
Matthew Perry – $80 Million
Unfortunately, some personal struggles have stopped Matthew Perry from pursuing acting gigs currently. However, he’s fine taking some time off thanks to quite a few television stints since his days on the famous Friends couch. After Friends, Perry went to lead the sitcoms Mr. Sunshine, which he co-created, Go On, and, most recently, a modern television adaptation of the play the Odd Couple. He also starred in the Disney film 17 Again, alongside Zac Effron. All these performances, plus Friends’ royalty checks, have put Perry’s net worth at $80 million.
Matt LeBlanc – $80 Million
After Friends, actor Matt LeBlanc, better known to fans as Joey, gained plenty more roles on television, both in shows and advertisements! Plus, he’s the only Friends actor whose character earned a spin-off, Joey. Unfortunately, the show did not last very long. After NBC canceled Joey, LeBlanc continued in television, while also crossing into the world of advertisements. Over the years, he’s appeared in ads for many high-profile companies, including Coca-Cola, Levi’s, and KFC. Currently, LeBlanc leads the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan, which is set to enter its fourth season this year.
Lisa Kudrow – $70 Million
Despite consistently working since her days as Phoebe on Friends, Lisa Kudrow trails her other co-stars’ net worths. However, while $70 million might put Kudrow at the bottom of the list, the actress by far has the most impressive resume. Since her time on Friends, Kudrow led the Showtime show Web Therapy and the HBO show The Comeback. She’s also appeared in multiple episodes of hits like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Grace and Frankie, and numerous hit films, including Easy A and The Girl on the Train. Beat that!
Of course, it doesn’t matter which Friend earns the most these days. The actors, and their characters, will always live on in the hearts of fans.