The richest stars of Friends, ranked by their net worths

Friends Reunion Special - Photography by Terence Patrick -- Courtesy of HBO Max
Friends Reunion Special - Photography by Terence Patrick -- Courtesy of HBO Max /

When you star in a show as popular as Friends, you can already suspect you’d be making a pretty penny. As one of the most successful sitcoms of all time, the beloved series even made its return earlier this year with a highly-anticipated reunion special. Each actor of the main cast is still a hot commodity in Hollywood, even if they will always be known as their iconic characters.

Out of the six main cast members — Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc — can you predict who is the most wealthy today? We’re breaking down the stars’ net worths right down below and have ranked them starting with the richest.

Jennifer Aniston net worth

Jennifer Aniston
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 07: Jennifer Aniston attends the 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 07, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

It’s hard to deny the fact that Jennifer Aniston is the most famous member of the Friends cast. Though she made her movie debut with the 1993 horror click Leprechaun, her career really took off when she was cast as Rachel Green in Friends. The iconic role made her a household name, and although the actress actually had a hard time landing jobs for a little bit after playing Rachel, that obviously soon changed.

During her time on Friends, Aniston appeared in successful movies like Along Came Polly, The Good Girl, Bruce Almighty, and Office Space. She then went on to star in romantic comedies such as Rumor Has It…, The Break-UpHe’s Just Not That Into You, Just Go With It, and Murder Mystery, just to name a few. In 2020, Aniston won a SAG Award for her role in AppleTV+’s The Morning Show.

Jennifer Aniston’s net worth is an estimated $300 million.

Courteney Cox net worth

Courteney Cox
HOLLYWOOD, CA – JUNE 07: Courteney Cox attends American Film Institute’s 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 390042 (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Turner ) /

Courteney Cox was already a familiar face before being cast as Monica Geller in Friends, having appeared in Bruce Springsteen’s music video for “Dancing in the Dark” and shows like Murder, She Wrote, Family Ties, and The Trouble With Larry. But, just like Aniston, Cox really turned into a household name because of her role in the beloved NBC series.

Apart from her most iconic part to date, Cox is most famous for her role of Gale Weathers in the Scream movie franchise, as well as the shows Dirt and Cougar Town. Unlike Aniston, Cox has been pretty consistently picking up more television parts than movies. She’s continued to stay relevant and will even appear in the new Scream movie, heading to theaters in 2022.

Courteney Cox’s net worth is a reported $150 million.

Matthew Perry net worth

Matthew Perry
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 26: Matthew Perry attends “The Circle” Premiere at the BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival) /

You might not have thought Perry would be the third-richest Friends star, but when you think about it, he’s been in a ton of shows and movies throughout the years. Some of his classic comedy movies include Fool’s Rush In, The Whole Nine Yards, 17 Again, and Three to Tango. Despite his personal hardships with addiction, Perry has made it through and is healthy — and wealthy — today.

Apart from the films Perry has been in, he’s also appeared in TV shows such as The Good Wife, Scrubs, Cougar Town, and more. He even starred in his own shows including Mr. Sunshine, Go On, and The Odd Couple. And of course, his most memorable role is that of Chandler Bing in Friends.

Matthew Perry’s net worth is said to be $120 million.

David Schwimmer net worth

David Schwimmer
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Actor David Schwimmer attends FOX and FX’s 2017 Golden Globe Awards after party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images) /

One of the funniest cast members of Friends is definitely David Schwimmer, who played Ross Geller. Like his former co-stars, the actor is best known for his role in the long-running NBC series, but that’s not the only thing he’s got on his resume. Prior to Friends, Schwimmer appeared in shows like The Wonder Years, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue.

He went on to land a supporting role in the 1998 action movie Six Days Seven Nights, and in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Band of Brothers in 2001. Schwimmer also tried his hand at voice acting, playing the role of Melman in the animated Madagascar movie series.

In 2016, Schwimmer starred alongside Jim Sturgess in the AMC show Feed the Beast, and impressively played Robert Kardashian Sr. in the miniseries American Crime Story. Currently, you can catch the star in the series Intelligence, which is available to stream in the United States on Peacock.

David Schwimmer is worth an estimated $100 million.

Lisa Kudrow net worth

Lisa Kudrow
UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 09: Lisa Kudrow visits “Extra” at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 09, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) /

Kudrow has certainly remained a household name since her days as Phoebe Buffay on Friends, but surprisingly she lands at a spot towards the end of this list. While the actress had many roles to her name before starring in the NBC sitcom, none of them were as successful as Friends. But afterward, she certainly picked up some notable parts.

In 1997, Kudrow starred opposite Mira Sorvino in the classic comedy Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, which she followed up with films such as Clockwatchers, Analyze This, P.S. I Love You, Easy A, Neighbors, and Booksmart, to name a few. She’s also appeared in popular TV shows like The Comeback, Grace and FrankieUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Space Force.

Lisa Kudrow has a reported net worth of $90 million.

Matt LeBlanc net worth

Matt LeBlanc
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 16: Actor Matt LeBlanc attends the 2017 PaleyLive LA Summer Season Premiere Screening And Conversation For Showtime’s “Episodes” at The Paley Center for Media on August 16, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

Rounding out our list of the richest Friends stars is LeBlanc, who, unlike his former co-stars, took a break from acting after playing the beloved Joey Tribbiani.

Prior to Friends, the actor appeared in a handful of titles, including Married… with ChildrenTV 101, and the music video for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Into the Great Wide Open.” He also starred opposite Robert Torti in the short-lived show Vinnie & Bobby.

But after portraying his most iconic character once more on the show Joey, LeBlanc took a step back from acting until 2011. As we previously reported, the star was “burnt out” from playing Joey Tribbiani for so long, and suffered depression. Fortunately, he made his return to television years later with his starring role in Showtime’s Episodes, which earned him multiple nominations and a Golden Globe win.

More recently, LeBlanc starred in the CBS show Man With a Plan, which ran from 2016 to 2020.

In last place, Matt LeBlanc has an estimated net worth of $80 million.

Are you surprised by any of these numbers? Let us know who you thought was the richest Friends star of the group!

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