Friends is one of the most influential and iconic television shows of the last couple of decades. While the show has been off the air for 15 years this May, it’s still a huge part of popular culture. When the show was put on Netflix, it definitely had a resurgence with the younger generations, and it has once again become one of the most talked about shows on the internet with names and articles galore.
The cast of Friends have all gone onto have varying levels of success after the show ended. Here is a list of some of the main cast of Friends, including the core six cast members, and their net worth.
8 COLE SPROUSE - $8 MILLION
While most people might not realize it, even big fans, Cole Sprouse was in Friends. He played Ross’s son Ben throughout the series. While he wasn’t the most influential cast member, it’s an interesting fact that he was in the show and has gone onto a lot of future success. Cole Sprouse really got his start when he and brother, Dylan, starred on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. He is now becoming a well-known star for his role as Jughead in Riverdale. Most of his income has come from his acting. While he definitely hasn’t made as muchas some of the older members of the cast, he’s done really well for himself.
7 PAUL RUDD - $30 MILLION
Paul Rudd had a pretty significant role on Friends when he played Mike Hannigan. Mike was Phoebe’s boyfriend, and they eventually got married. Outside of Friends, Paul Rudd is known for many acting roles, especially his recent stint as Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He has also been in other big movies such as Knocked Up and Anchorman. Along with acting, Rudd has also gotten paid for his multiple writing credits. He even contributed as a writer to the Ant-Man films. Paul Rudd has definitely had a successful career since Friends, and he is well-loved for being a charming and comedic actor.
6 MATT LEBLANC - $60 MILLION
Joey was one of the most charismatic of the main cast of Friends. He was the charming playboy with a big heart. He might not have been the smartest of the group, but he was very lovable. As far as Matt Leblanc who brought Joey to life, the actor has mostly had success as a television actor. After Friends ended, he starred in the spin-off show, Joey, but it only lasted for two seasons. After that, he has featured in many other television shows including Web Therapy and Man With a Plan. Along with his acting credits, Leblanc received many endorsements and similar deals, especially during the time that Friends was at its peak.
5 LISA KUDROW - $70 MILLION
4 MATTHEW PERRY - $80 MILLION
Every member of the main cast of six on the show played an integral role. Chandler Bing was the sarcastic, dorky one that many fans could relate to. In many ways, it seems like some of the actors from Friends have fallen off the map somewhat, but they all have had a lot of success when it comes to net worth.
One of his most notable roles after Friends was starring in 17 Again alongside Zac Efron. Perry has also had roles in shows like Go On and Mr. Sunshine, although neither of those shows stayed on the air for very long.
3 DAVID SCHWIMMER - $85 MILLION
Ross is maybe the most debated character on Friends. He’s the character of the main six that many people dislike, and he definitely had his flaws. However, Schwimmer’s hilarious delivery of lines and comedic acting skills made Ross funny. Since the show ended, Schwimmer has gone onto have some small roles including voice acting in Madagascar. Recently, he played Robert Kardashian in the American Crime Story re-telling of the OJ Simpson trial. While David Schwimmer might not have had a lot of big roles since Friends, he clearly has still done really well for himself as far as his net worth is concerned.
2 COURTNEY COX - $120 MILLION
Monica was the most responsible of the group and kept them all together in many ways. Courtney Cox herself has done well in earning potential. In terms of net worth, Courtney Cox is the second most successful cast member of the show. She has definitely stayed on the public radar, and she starred in the show Cougar Town for six years.
Other than that, she’s also had many other small roles shows such as Scrubs. She also appeared in one episode of Shameless last year. In recent years she hasn’t been as active with her acting career, but she has other projects to keep her busy. She and her ex-husband David Arquette have a production company called Coquette Productions that is another source of income.
1 JENNIFER ANISTON - $240 MILLION
Far and away the most successful Friends actor or actress is as far as net worth is concerned is Jennifer Aniston. She is still a very well-known celebrity and an A-lister. After Friends, she went on to star in a variety of movies including Cake and The Break-Up. While she has definitely been a working actress since the show ended, a lot of her income comes from the advertising deals she has done. She has done marketing campaigns for large brands such as SmartWater. Aniston also recently appeared in the Netflix movie, Dumplin’, and her acting career doesn’t look to be ending anytime soon.