Cast Of Friends Are Still Getting Paid How Much?!
The last episode of the show Friends aired in 2004. It had over 52 million viewers on its last day and broke records on many levels. What's equally incredible is the amount of people still watching the show today. Available on platforms like Youtube and Netflix, Friends still generates over 1 billion a year in syndication (licensing) revenue. The cast also gets a cut. Each of the main cast members is paid about 20 million USD a year (a drop in the bucket). This is an important lesson in business. In an age where content can last forever, being smart about your contract today can pay off tomorrow.