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14 Years Later, Friends Cast Making $20M Each Per Year

And they might be making more soon
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 25, 2018 10:41 AM CST
Updated Dec 29, 2018 11:40 AM CST
2002: From left, David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston, and Matt LeBlanc pose after the show won the Emmy for outstanding comedy series.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

(Newser) – Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, and Phoebe haven't been up to new adventures since 2004, but their older ones are still making a ton of money for the cast. In an interesting look at the show's money-making prowess, Marketplace reports that each cast member makes $20 million per year thanks to syndication. That's good news for David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Matt LeBlanc, and Lisa Kudrow, who formed what Marketplace calls a "mini-union" after the second season and insisted they all be paid the same. They might even make more in the near future, now that the show will remain on Netflix through 2019, notes Business Insider. (Perry says he can't remember season three.)

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