When it comes to money, there’s need to worry about these Friends. Each of the six stars of the long-defunct NBC sitcom still rakes in a reported $20 million a year, according to Business Insider.
The actors receive 2% of the syndication income — Warner Bros. made $1B off the show last year — and reaped the rewards of a lucrative Netflix deal, the report added.
The Friends cast has the opportunity to make even more money in the future as more streaming services enter the market and Warner Bros. negotiates deals to air the 2004 fan-fave on more than just Netflix.
Fans were upset when Netflix added a note to the Friends show page alerting viewers the show would be removed soon. The streaming giant released a statement to assuage their concerns and promised the NBC hit sitcom would remain on the service through 2019.
Friends could soon be on another platform. AT&T, which owns Time Warner, is planning to launch a streaming service next year.
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