Matthew Perry credits David Schwimmer with negotiating big money for Friends cast

The sitcom was so popular that the main six stars - also including Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Matt LeBlanc were each making $1 million (£872,000) per episode by the eighth season and even more by the tenth and final series. In his new memoir, Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing, the actor revealed that Schwimmer helped everyone get a significant increase as a collective instead of asking for more on his own.