Friends reunion special paid each friend $2.5 Million Bucks! In their first season, they each made only $22,000 per episode. 24 episodes that’s $540,000 each. Crazy.
And, yes, by the time the last season rolled around each friend was raking in $1 Million per episode.
Remember when it was announced they would be negotiating as a team? That’s because in season 2, Ross and Rachel were making more money than the others. Each was making between $22,000 and $40,00 per episode. But, not the same.
Oh, and BTW – they each make about $20 Million a year from syndication. So, I think they’ll be OK.