Who Gets Matthew Perry's 'Friends' Residuals After His Death?

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Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing in Friends

Matthew Perry died, but his legacy—and his payday—as Chandler Bing on Friends lives on, the latter in the form of massive residual payments from the series' syndication and streaming.

The Friends cast is one of the highest-paid in television history, with each star banking $1 million per episode in their final seasons and residuals for re-runs. Find out what happens to Matthew Perry's Friends residuals after his tragic and untimely passing.

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How much did the Friends cast make on residuals?

Each member of the Friends cast reportedly makes about $20 million every single year. The show nets about $1 billion every year in syndication, which each cast member—Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer and Courteney Cox—getting 2% of that sum.

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How much does Friends make on reruns?

The cast in total makes an estimated $120 million on reruns annually, with each castmember getting about $20 million.

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Does Matthew Perry still get Friends residuals?

Perry raked in Friends residuals until his death in October 2023. His residual payments now will go to his estate and/or whichever beneficiary or beneficiaries are chosen by his will.

Related: Why Matthew Perry Refused to Watch Friends

Since Matthew Perry died, who gets his Friends residuals?

It's unknown specifically who will get Matthew Perry's Friends residuals, but if he had a will, he likely named a beneficiary for the payments.

The SAG-AFTRA union actually has a Residuals Estate Department for situations like this one. When a union performer dies, the department is to be notified, at which point they'll send paperwork for to divert residual payments to the performer's chosen beneficiaries.

Because Perry was unmarried and had no children, it is possible that the beneficiaries are his parents, but this hasn't been confirmed publicly.

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