How much the Friends stars are getting paid for 17-year reunion

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The Friends reunion has happened and promptly reminded the world about everything we loved about the smash hit series.

The sitcom, which ran for a decade, made instant stars of its six cast members, who soon became millionaires, with each banking a serious amount from acting on the show.

David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LaBlanc, Matthew Perry and Lisa Kudrow all made millions from appearing in the programme – and convincing them to reunite cost even more, according to some reports.

It’s believed that each of the cast earned up to £2 million to appear on the one-off special hosted by James Corden.

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The cast started out earning £15,925 per episode when the series first aired in 1994 – going up to a salary of £708,175 by the time of its final series in 2004.

But the biggest payment came from the recent reunion as they each earned seven figures for participating.

According to Market Place, each actor is likely to have been paid something between £1.77 million and £2.1 million for their time.

Add this on to each of the star's personal wealth and you have six very rich actors. But who has earned the most?

1. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is the highest-earning star from the show, with a net worth of £212 million.

The Rachel Green actress left Friends to star in Hollywood films including We’re The Millers, Along Came Polly, Marley and Me and Bruce Almighty.

She also continues to earn starring in the Apple TV show The Morning Show alongside Steve Carrell.

2. Courteney Cox

Courteney is the second highest-earning Friends star with a net worth of £106 million.

Aside from playing Monica Geller, Courteney has starred in the Scream franchise and the long-running sitcom Cougar Town.

Courteney also has her own production company founded with her ex-husband David Arquette.

3. Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry is the highest-earning male actor from Friends and the third wealthiest overall.

He is an established producer as well as an actor in a career that has spanned three decades.

His list of films includes Fools Rush In, Almost Heroes, The Whole Nine Yards and 17 Again with Zac Efron.

5. David Schwimmer

The Ross Geller actor has netted a reported £70 million from his acting work.

David has acted in several TV and film projects and is also an established stage actor on Broadway and the West End.

He is also known for voicing Melman the Giraffe in the kids' animation film Madagascar.

5. Lisa Kudrow

Phoebe Buffay actress Lisa Kudrow has amassed a fortune of £63 million.

Notable film credits including Dr Dolittle 2, Bandslam, Hotel for Dogs, Easy A, Neighbors and The Girl on the Train.

Lisa produced and starred in the HBO comedy series The Comeback, which led to an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

6. Matt LeBlanc

While his character Joey Tribbiani may have been a struggling actor, Matt LeBlanc hasn’t had similar troubles and has a reported net worth of £56 million.

He starred in the Friend spin-off Joey before acting in other TV series such as Episodes and Man With a Plan.

He also hosted Top Gear alongside Chris Evans for three years until 2019.

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