During his career, Matthew Perry built a large fortune and had a net worth of 120 million dollars.
The actor of Friends he earned a million dollars per episode on the NBC series in the final seasons and continued to collect money from reruns in the following years.
Matthew Perry also had an impressive real estate portfolio and made money buying and selling houses. Since Matthew Perry was single and never had children, he was incredibly close to his mother, Suzanne Perry, his stepfather, Keith Morrison, and his father, John Bennett Perry.
He was also one of five half-siblings and had a large Canadian-American family. It is not known whether Perry had made a will, but with a substantial fortune such as his, it is likely that he had. In fact, he probably left his fortune to his family. “When you’re making a million dollars a week, you can’t have the 37th drink. You have to go home and sleep,” he said in an interview. Let’s remember that he was fighting with alcohol.
His addiction cost him his health and also a significant portion of his fortune, as he told the New York Times, “I’ve probably spent $9 million trying to get sober.” Matthew Perry struggled to recover and did 15 rehabs over the years and went to more than 6,000 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
“When I die, I know people will talk about Friends,” he wrote in his memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir. “And I’m happy about that, I’m happy that I did a good job as an actor… But when I die, in terms of my so-called achievements, it would be nice if Friends was mentioned far behind the things I did to try to help other people. I know it won’t happen, but it would be nice.”