How much money does Jennifer Aniston make?
American actress, producer and spokesperson Jennifer Aniston is worth an estimated $320 million. The fact that Jennifer Aniston is a well-known and sought-after comedy actress should go without saying at this point. Acting and sponsorships bring her an annual salary of about $20 million for her.
Of course, she’s best known for her part on the sitcom Friends, but over the past two decades, she has built an impressive filmography. Jennifer Aniston grew up in Manhattan and Sherman Oaks, California. When she arrived in Los Angeles in 1989, she took a number of occupations before landing her first television appearances.
In the long-running comedy Friends, she played Rachel Green from 1994 until 2004, a role that made Jennifer Aniston a household celebrity (and the basis of a popular haircut). In 2002, she received an Emmy, and in 2003, she won a Golden Globe. At $1 million a pop, Aniston and her female co-stars made history as the highest-paid TV actresses of all time in seasons 2003 and 2004.
During and after her tenure on Friends, she acted in a number of films, including Bruce Almighty, Along Came Polly, The Break-Up, and the independent movie The Good Girl, for which she received critical acclaim and substantial payouts.
Jennifer was immediately elevated to the ranks of the world’s highest-paid actresses after obtaining a massive pay raise ahead of the seventh season (as mentioned below). Since then, she’s made the cut each year. In 2003, she earned a total of $21 million, making her the highest-paid actress in the world. She now makes between $25 and $30 million a year.
Revenues from a movie
She earned $75 million in cinema salaries between 1997 and 2011. During that period, she earned an average of $8 million each film. For the 2011 picture Just Go With It, Jennifer earned a whopping $10 million.
In terms of endorsements, Jennifer is one of the most sought-after celebrities on the planet. She has made a fortune over the years by promoting businesses including Smartwater, Emirates, Eyelove, and Aveeno. From endorsements alone, Jennifer earns roughly $10 million a year today. In addition, she has produced six different scents (as of this writing).
Cast members on Friends made $22,500 per episode their first year on the show. In total, the first season costs $540,000. In the second season, their pay was increased to $40,000 each episode. For the second season, that works out to $960,000. The cast negotiated as a group ahead of the third season, when their contracts expired. Season 3 paid $75,000 per episode, $85,000 for season 4, $100,000 for season 5, and $125,000 for season 6 (a total of $1.875 million for the entire season).
Season 7’s cast negotiated a huge rise ahead of the season’s premiere. During seasons 7 and 8, they each earned $750,000 every episode ($18 million per season). Each cast member earned $1 million each episode for seasons 9 and 10. Season 9 will cost $24 million, and season 10 will cost $18 million. If you add up all the money each of the Friends cast members earned from the show, you’ll come up with a total of about $90 million for each of them.
Recurring Loyalties from ‘Friends’
Backend points were included in the cast’s contract discussions in 2000, allowing them to collect royalties upon the show’s sale into syndication. Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby were the two other TV stars who had ownership holdings in shows prior to that moment. Friends continues to generate syndication royalties and streaming partnerships in excess of $1 billion annually. In some years, each cast member can make between $10 and $20 million in royalties.
Salary from Apple TV.
Both Jennifer and her co-star Reese Witherspoon earned $1.25 million each episode for their roles on Apple TV’s “The Morning Show.” This is the fifth-highest per-episode salary ever given to an actor as of the time of this writing.
Relationships and Dating
Aniston married Brad Pitt in Malibu in 2000 in a lavish ceremony. Following their 2005 divorce, Aniston has been linked to a slew of Hollywood stars, including Vince Vaughn and John Mayer. She was romantically linked to actor/writer Justin Theroux for a long period of time. Theroux’s rumored marriage to Jennifer has been a continual topic of news and speculation about her relationship status.
Jenna paid $20.1 million in January 2012 on a house in Bel Air, Los Angeles. The property around this house is 3.25 acres in size. Jennifer purchased $13.5 million on a Beverly Hills property in 2006, shortly after her divorce from Brad Pitt, and proceeded to remodel it from the ground up at a cost of several million dollars. She sold it for $35 million in 2011. Her New York City real estate holdings are estimated to be worth at least $10 million.