Friends is one of the most successful television shows of all time, being both a critical and a commercial hit and still incredibly popular to this day. Thanks to every season streaming on Netflix, new generations can connect to the series. Of course, the main reason for the show's success was due to the main cast who portrayed everyone's favorite characters. As the show grew, Friends became known for having fantastic guest stars.
Many major names from the world of Hollywood popped in for a one-off appearance throughout the 10 seasons. We're ranking the 10 richest Friends guest stars.
10 Christina Applegate's Net Worth: $20 Million
Christina Applegate actually made more than one guest appearance on Friends, but the first (and the best) was when she appeared as Rachel's sister Amy in the season nine episode "The One With Rachel's Other Sister." Amy shows up at Thanksgiving and is just as spoiled and annoying as Rachel used to be. She doesn't get along with the rest of the group, thinking that Rachel and Ross have a boy rather than a girl.
Of course, Applegate is really different in real life and she has had an incredible career in Hollywood, growing a net worth of $20 million appearing in various television shows, as well as movies and Broadway appearances.
9 Hugh Laurie's Net Worth: $40 Million
Hugh Laurie, who is most famously known for his role as Dr. House, played an absolutely hilarious guest appearance in the episode "The One with Ross' Wedding: Part Two" where his character sits on a plane next to Rachel. Laurie has one of the smallest guest appearances on this list, which is why he didn't even get credited with a name. Instead, he's the Gentleman on the Plane, talking about Rachel's decision to try and stop Ross from marrying Emily.
Laurie provided an incredibly dry and hilarious performance where he called Rachel a horrible person as he told Rachel that she and Ross were on a break. This brilliant role was before he became Dr. House, the role that really helped him gain his net worth of $40 million.
8 Jason Alexander Net Worth: $50 Million
When he appeared on Friends, Jason Alexander was part of a very interesting storyline in the episode "The One Where Rosita Dies."
Alexander portrays a character named Earl who was planning on taking his own life and ended up speaking with Phoebe through her job at a call center, with the popular Friends star trying to convince him otherwise. Phoebe ends up going into his office in order to try and help him and Earl gives up on the idea in what is a touching story. Alexander does a fantastic job as he did throughout his career, with a net worth of $50 million.
7 Danny DeVito's Net Worth: $80 Million
When it comes to guest appearances on television shows, sometimes the guests can be picky about not wanting to do certain things, especially when they are already a well-established name in the industry.
Danny DeVito totally broke that mold, regardless of his wealth and status, when he turned up as a stripper for an incredible and hilarious scene that saw him strip down from his police officer uniform. This was easily one of the greatest Friends guest appearances in the show's history, with this being a scene that people still talk about today. His net worth is $80 million.
6 Julia Roberts' Net Worth: $140 Million
During her appearance on Friends, Julia Roberts was one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and it was a big deal when she appeared in a second season episode. Roberts, who has a net worth of $140 million, made her appearance in the episode, "The One After The Superbowl: Part 2," where she was involved in a hilarious scene with Chandler Bing.
Roberts played the character of Susie Moss, who Chandler upset when they were younger, and she ended up getting revenge against him as he was left deserted in a public restroom in nothing but a pink thong.
5 Reese Witherspoon's Net Worth: $150 Million
Reese Witherspoon portrayed Rachel's sister Jill on Friends with her character being even more spoiled and self-centered than when we first meet Rachel.
Jill doesn't get cut off like Rachel did and she buys her friend a boat, but then her father threatens to cut her off which is how she ends up on the show as she is hoping to do exactly what Rachel did. However, a quick shopping spree and an attempt to seduce Ross brought an end to that. In reality, Witherspoon is actually a very nice person, but she has certainly earned her fair share of money throughout her career, with a net worth of $150 million.
4 Bruce Willis' Net Worth: $180 Million
With a net worth of $180 million, Bruce Willis was one of the richest guest stars in Friends history. However, he actually appeared on the show for free after losing a bet with his friend, Matthew Perry, who portrayed Chandler Bing.
Willis totally embraced his role on the show, playing the father of a student that Ross was dating. He even dated Rachel. Willis was hilarious on the show, having some of the funniest scenes in Friends history including when he started to cry uncontrollably, which was the total opposite of most roles that Willis has done in his career.
3 Ben Stiller's Net Worth: $200 Million
Ben Stiller is a well-known actor who has spent the majority of his career in comedic roles, which is likely why he fit in so well on Friends. He appeared in the episode "The One With The Screamer."
Stiller, who has grown an incredible net worth of $200 million, was "The Screamer" in question, with Stiller hilariously losing it countless times throughout the show, but mainly in secret until his flaw is shown in front of everyone. His guest appearance is incredibly funny, with Stiller basically being a Jekyll and Hyde character which worked perfectly in this comedic setting.
2 Brad Pitt's Net Worth: $300 Million
Brad Pitt's appearance in "The One With The Rumor" is one of the funniest guest appearances in Friends history, with Pitt appearing as Ross's ex overweight high school friend, Will. While the girls immediately take a liking to Will due to his looks, things quickly unravel as it turns out he and Ross created the "I hate Rachel Green club." The Thanksgiving dinner quickly goes downhill.
Old secrets are spilled as Will begins to pile on the carbohydrates, revealing that Rachel Green is his greatest enemy in what is a hilarious piece of acting from someone who has had an unbelievable career, earning a net worth of $300 million.
1 George Clooney's Net Worth: $500 Million
The fact that Friends were able to bring in George Clooney for an episode really does show the incredible star power that the show had. Friends nodded to ER by having him guest-star as a doctor.
Clooney appeared alongside his ER co-star Noah Wyle, with the two men ending up on a double date with Monica and Rachel, although they have the two mixed up as the girls commit insurance fraud to avoid medical bills. Of course, Clooney went on to achieve huge acting success after his time on ER was finished, which was how he earned a tremendous net worth of $500 million. He has the highest net worth of any Friends guest star, earning him the number one spot on this list.