We can safely say all six actors of the Friends show have an equal role in the success. But Jennifer is definitely one of the most famous. After all, she had the most successful career following Friends. We all remember her by Rachel, a character that inspired different hairstyles over the years. How much is Jennifer Aniston net worth?
The star of the much-loved sitcom is part of Hollywood for more than 30 years. She started with a minor and uncredited role in the movie Mac and Me. And then, she got her first major role in 1993 in the movie Leprechaun. In 1994, she got the role of Rachel Green in Friends. And the rest is history.
As of June 2020, Jennifer Aniston net worth is more than $220 million. Much of that is because of the bump before the seventh season of Friends. Since 2003, Jennifer is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. Every year, she earns between $20 and $25 million.
Before entering Hollywood, Jennifer worked in Off-Broadway productions. She supported herself with part-time jobs like waitress and bike messenger. Fun fact: She then played waitress Friends. In 1988, she got her first minor and an uncredited role in Mac and Me. The next year, she appeared on The Howard Stern Show as a spokesmodel for Nutrisystem.
In 1990, Aniston moved to Los Angeles to try a serious acting career. She had few minor roles in television in Ferris Bueller and Molloy. Both series quickly got canceled. Her first major role was in the movie Leprechaun. She also appeared in a couple of more failed television series and even guest-starred in Quantum Leap.
In 1994, depressed over unsuccessful television shows, she approached Warren Littlefield. He reassured her to continue her acting pursuit. And then he helped her land the role in Friends. From there, everything went off. Friends is one of the most successful television shows ever. Aniston and her co-stars gained international stardom.
Friends also helped her earn five Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a win for a Lead Actress. With her salary of $1 million in Friends, Aniston broke the Guinness Record for the highest pay per episode.
During her time on Friends, Aniston continued to make movies. She appeared in She’s the One, Picture Perfect, and The Good Girl.
Her biggest commercial movie success is Bruce Almighty. There, she starred alongside Jim Carrey. The movie earned more than $484 million at the box office.
Following the end of Friends, Jennifer continued her film success. Some of her successful movies are the Break-Up, Marley & Me, Just go With It, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses, and The Bounty Hunter.
In December 2018, Netflix released the musical comedy Dumplin’. Aniston served as the executive producer and star. In November 2019, she returned to television for the Apple TV+ Drama The Morning Show. Starring alongside Reese Witherspoon, Aniston won the Screen Actor Guild Award for Outstanding performance in a drama series. The show also got her two Golden Globe nominations.
Earnings and Income
When she won the People’s Icon Award, Aniston credited Friends in her acceptance speech. She said, “I was able to be on an iconic show, with an iconic cat, and an iconic haircut”. And that is true.
She portrayed some of the most iconic and unforgettable characters of our time. Aniston managed to gracefully conquer comedy and drama on the small and big screen. Jennifer Aniston net worth is more than $220 million. And while a large chunk comes from Friends, here are other earnings. Let’s start with her five highest-grossing movies.
- Bruce Almighty, released in 2003 and earned $485 million
- We’re the Millers, released in 2013 and earned $270 million
- Marley & Me, released in 2008 and earned $243 million
- Just Go with It, released in 2011 and earned $215 million
- Horrible Bosses, released in 2011 and earned $210 million
For her role on the Apple TV show, she earned $1.25 million per episode. That is more than her salary on Friends. As of June 2020, the $1.25 million per episode is the fifth-highest amount of money on a per-episode basis.
As for Friends, at the peak of its success, Aniston and co-stars managed to get a new deal. They got a royalties part. Even today, they earn money from the show that ended in 2004.
Jennifer Aniston also earns money from endorsement campaigns. Her signature hairstyle in Friends got her a deal with L’Oreal. She also endorsed Elizabeth Arden fragrances and did campaigns for Aveeno, Emirates, and Glaceau Smartwater.
Awards and Achievements
In her rich and prolific career, Jennifer Aniston won 43 awards and earned 83 nominations as well. She won one Golden Globe in 2003 for her role in Friends. And she has three more nominations, one for Friends, one for Cake, and one for The Morning Show.
Friends earned her five Primetime Emmy Awards. She won one of those nominations. She got a nomination for her part in 30 Rock as well.
Richest Friends Cast Member
In their contract for the first season, Friends cast got paid $22,500 per episode. They managed to bump it up to between $20,000 and $40,000 for the second season. But before the third season, they banded together for collective negotiations. This resulted in a salary of $75,000 per episode for the third season.
Their contract went up and up with every new season. And for the last two seasons, they got a salary of $1 million per episode. They also negotiated royalties.
More than 16 years after the last episode, the cast earns up to $20 million a year in revenue alone thanks to a Netflix deal. And with HBO securing the show’s screen rights for $500 million, the number might go up. Following Friends, each cast member had a different career trajectory. Jennifer Aniston net worth of $220 million puts her on the top. Let’s see how much money other members have.
- Lisa Kudrow has a net worth of $70 million. She avoided the tabloids after the end of Friends, and only recently had her own series, The Comeback
- Matt LeBlanc tried his own show, Joey, after Friends. The show lasted only two seasons. Recently he is part of Man with a Plan show. His net worth is more than $80 million
- Matthew Perry had a couple of successful movies following Friends and a net worth of $80 million
- David Schwimmer tried to stay away from Hollywood for a while, but then returned as a voice actor in the Madagascar franchise. He has a net worth of $85 million
- Courteney Cox had another successful television series with The Cougar Town following Friends. Her net worth is $120 million
Jenifer Aniston net worth is more than $220 million. She practices Hatha yoga and Budokan karate. She spoke about her Transcendental Meditation practice in 2014. In 2015, she revealed she has dyslexia, a condition that affected her education.
Her first serious relationship was with actor Tate Donovan. They dated from 1995 to 1998. But we all know her highly-publicized relationship with Brad Pitt. They started dating in 1998 and got married in 2000. In 2005, they got separation after Brad cheated on her with Angelina Jolie.
Jennifer got engaged to screenwriter Justin Theroux in 2012. They got married in 2015 and separated at the end of 2017. The latest rumors are that she got back to Brad Pitt.
During her career and life, Jenifer serves as a celebrity advocate for many charities. For example, she donated $500,000 to Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health, AmeriCares, Hope for Haiti, and Red Cross.