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Matthew Perry's career and wealth as the iconic Chandler Bing

Matthew Perry, who played Chandler Bing on the sitcom "Friends," died tragically in an apparent hot tub drowning on Oct. 28th at the age of 54.

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While Perry's acting career was fairly stable before "Friends," he and his five co-stars became famous and quite wealthy overnight.

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According to a report, the main cast of "Friends," including Perry, earned a $90 million base salary with the potential to earn an extra $10 to $20 million in royalties.

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Starting at $22,500 in the first season, the main cast members earned $1 million an episode by the final season. Perry earned $10-$20 million a year.

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Perry, worth $120 million when he passed, appeared in all 236 episodes of "Friends" and earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the sitcom.

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In 2022, he published his bestselling memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing in which he details much of his struggle with addiction.

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Perry said he spent close to $9 million to get sober over the span of 15 rehab visits, even while filming "Friends." He also miraculously survived a coma in 2018.

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In 2022, Perry had said on Tom Power's podcast that he wanted to be remembered as "somebody who lived well, loved well, was a seeker."

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