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24 Years After 'Friends' First Aired, Here's How Much The Cast Is Worth Now

Rachael Grealish

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24 Years After 'Friends' First Aired, Here's How Much The Cast Is Worth Now

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros./Friends

Over two decades ago today, viewers first saw Rachel Green run into Central Perk, soaking wet after leaving her fiancé at the altar, kickstarting a sitcom that would go on to become one of the world's most beloved TV shows.

That's right, it's 24 years today since we got our first dose of Friends.

Credit: Warner Bros./Friends
Credit: Warner Bros./Friends

Fast forward to 2018 and we're all still obsessed with the sitcom - there's even a festival dedicated to the beloved series - and if you didn't get to watch it the first time round, thank the gods of TV that we live in the glorious age of Netflix, where binge-watching is a must.

Although Friends ended in 2004 (and some cast members' careers after the show were more lucrative than others), the cast is still making bank.

So with the success that still surrounds the show today it can't possibly come as a shock to learn that the cast are worth a pretty penny.

Individually, the stars' net worth starts at $70 million (£53.5m), with the highest earners reaching $220m (£168.2m), as recorded by Celebrity Networth.

Let's start with the show's lowest valued cast member - i.e. that still-a-bloody-fortune $70m we mentioned earlier - which would be Lisa Kudrow. Back in the day she played the quirky Phoebe and though Friends was one of her biggest roles, she's still pretty active in Hollywood having been on such shows as The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Grace and Frankie and The Comeback.

Next up is the man who could make anyone blush with his famous line: "How you doin'?"

Credit: Warner Bros./Friends
Credit: Warner Bros./Friends

Matt LeBlanc's recent stint as a Top Gear host may have been brief, but his net worth reportedly stands at a cool $80m (£61.2m). In the series he played Joey, long thought of as a loveably goofy character, although his womanising ways attracted a certain amount of controversy recently when millennials found that not all of the show's jokes had stood the test of time as it landed on Netflix.

Matthew Perry stands firmly next to his co-star and onscreen roommate, also worth a nice $80 million.

After playing the permanently wisecracking Chandler, Matthew has found some success - not only in films like early Zac Efron vehicle 17 Again, but also with his stage work.

As for David Schwimmer, he's fine - and so he should be with an estimated worth of $85m (£65m) after playing the dinosaur-loving Dr Ross Geller.

Youngsters may know him as the hypochondriac giraffe in Madagascar, while recently he made waves in FX's celebrated The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, playing Robert Kardashian who famously represented former athlete and actor Simpson against murder charges.

Courtney Cox is up next - and her net worth is slightly more north of her co-stars' - she comes in a comfortable $120m (£91.8m)

Since leaving behind the clean-obsessive Monica, not only did she star in Cougar Town for six years, but she's also had a hand in various film and TV projects since then.

Cox and ex-husband David Arquette also own their own production company, Coquette Productions, and in August, it was announced that Cox will join the cast of the US version of Shameless next season.

However, the winner in all of this is the fabulous Jennifer Aniston, who reigns with a tidy $220m (£168.2m) net worth. Lend us a fiver, mate? Go on then, a tenner's fine.

The feisty A-Lister isn't only known for numerous Hollywood movie roles, but she's also been married to Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux (yep, Louis Theroux's cousin). With a variety of Netflix projects in the works, it's clear that the golden girl of the 90s is still slaying even 24 years on from her first appearance as the spoilt 20-something Rachel Green.

There's no doubt that Friends was, and is, amazing. Go on, admit it - if a TV show could be the one, Friends would definitely be your lobster.

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, US Entertainment, Netflix, Friends

Rachael Grealish
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