According to Business Insider, each of the six main cast members – Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer — began the series making $22,500 per episode.
For the average person, that’s already a ton of money to fathom — after all, that adds up to $540,000 for a season of 24 episodes.
But, by the end of the series, the cast members were making an astronomical $1 million per episode each. Furthermore, according to Style Caster, each of the six friends were paid between $2.5 and $3 million for the recent reunion special.
Putting it plainly, the “Friends” cast is very wealthy. But, you may be curious, which one is the most wealthy?
Jennifer Aniston has the highest net worth
Of the six main cast members, there’s hardly a debate about which of them has had the most successful career post-“Friends”: Jennifer Aniston became even more of a household name as she went on to have an ultra-successful film career.
As reported by Cosmopolitan in 2020, Aniston’s net worth is about $300 million. Further, Aniston exceeds her former co-stars by quite a margin, as the next highest net worth of the sitcom stars belongs to Courteney Cox, at $150 million.
The rest of the cast each have, unsurprisingly, substantial net worth as well: Matthew Perry’s is $120 million, Lisa Kudrow’s is $90 million, David Schwimmer’s is $85 million, and Matt LeBlanc’s is $80 million.
It’s safe to say that each of the friends could easily afford Monica’s luxury apartment – even without it being rent-controlled.