The Cast Of Friends Will See Their Wealth Grow Following $100m Netflix Deal

Celebs December 10, 2018 By Hugo

It's common knowledge that the stars of the hit tv series Friends are incredibly rich, but it turns out that Netflix is going to make them even richer following their $100m payment to Warner Bros to keep the rights to the show.

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Yes, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry will receive a whopping two per cent of profits from the deal. In other words, that's an additional $1.4 million to their already-lucrative syndication earnings.

As we wrote last week, the New York Times reported that the $30 million annual sum paid by Netflix since 2015 for the show's rights has increased to $100m.

However, Forbes still described the new deal as a 'bargain' for Netflix, which continues to expand its glittering array of shows.

The new deal marks somewhat of a comeback for the show that has enjoyed a new generation of fans following Netflix's acquisition of the show's rights in 2015.

Since finishing over ten years ago, the cast of Friends has had different fortunes in the world of Hollywood, with Jennifer Aniston the only member of the cast to cement herself as an A-list movie star.

However, while the other four may not be as rich as Jen post-Friends, their wealth from the show has still guaranteed them a life of luxury.

When the show first aired, they were all earning a seemingly paltry $22,500 per episode when it debuted on NBC in 1994. 

Once the show was a hit, their salaries were upped to between $30,000 and $40,000 per episode and continued on a similar trajectory until they negotiated their own mammoth salaries for seasons nine and ten, which amounted to a then-world record $1million per episode.

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