What is your favorite television show of all time? Many may pick a classic television show that they have seen over and over again but just never gets old. My girlfriend has literally worn through her copies of the Friends DVD series, whereas in contrast I've seen Seinfeld more times than I can count.
There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into making any television show, let alone one that has commercial success. So when the studios have a winner on their hands, you better believe they are not afraid to pony up some serious cash to keep their stars around.
This list will also not only highlight who out of your favorite sitcom stars brought in the most dough, but how the rest of the cast is holding up. A breakdown of the net worths of the primary cast is included for most of your favorite shows, including but not limited to: Seinfeld, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and The Office.
It'll also include some twists and turns, like finding out just how much you would have been paid to pour coffee at Central Perk, or just how much money Jerry Seinfeld is really worth (spoiler alert: It's over $500 million). No matter what show was in your mind when you clicked this list, there should be something in here for everyone!
12 Jack Gleeson - Net Worth: $8 Million
11 Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Net Worth: $200 Million
Julia is a tremendous actress who has found success in a variety of television shows. While Seinfeld is her biggest claim to fame, The Old Adventures Of New Christine, which Julia starred in, ran for 88 episodes. That, combined with wise investing and other television and film appearances have led Julia to having a net worth of $200 million. There is no way that she holds a candle to Jerry though, whose net worth will get a special mention below. Jason Alexander and Michael Richards have both been less busy (at least in comparison) since Seinfeld, but both have respectable net worths: Alexander is worth $50 million, and Richards is worth $45 million.
10 Jennifer Aniston - Net Worth: $150 Million
9 BJ Novak - Net Worth: $18 Million
Ryan appeared in 168 out of the 188 episodes of The Office, but it is his presence behind the camera as well that helped him develop a net worth of $18 million. On top of acting, B.J. was one of the key writers and executive producer on the show. B.J has also tried his hand at directing. Perhaps in 'Ryan Howard' fashion, B.J. came out with an app in October 2015, called the "List App" and has also been available on Androids since May 2016. There is no telling if this is going to have a huge impact on his net worth, but at least when you have money you get to take little risks like this.
8 Dan Castellaneta - Net Worth: $60 million
7 Ashton Kutcher - Net Worth: $140 Million
6 Kaley Cuoco - Net Worth: $51 Million
5 Ariel Winter - Net Worth: $7 Million
4 Cobie Smulders - Net Worth: $18 Million
I'll be honest, when it comes to How I Met Your Mother, the only character I really loved was Marshall. Jason Segel is a tremendous actor, well deserving of the $15 million that he is reportedly worth. Though I was shocked when I also found out that he had the lowest net worth of anyone in the primary cast.
3 Jerry Seinfeld - Net Worth: $860 Million
2 Drew Carey - Net Worth: $165 Million
1 James Michael Tyler - Net Worth: $500,000
Wait, what? That's right, Gunther, Mr. Central Perk himself, has a net worth of $500,000 that he earned serving fake coffee. Sure, the 'stars of the show' got significantly more, but that's still a pretty solid payday! Despite not always having a speaking role, Gunther appeared in 148 out of the 236 episodes, making him the most frequent guest star. Outside of Friends, he honestly hasn't done a ton, although he did appear in the film 50/50 in 2011. Due to the amount that his character appears, Gunther receives smaller increments of money when the show re-airs (which happens all the time).
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