Jennifer Aniston’s First Friends Paycheck Purchase Was a Lemon


Jennifer Aniston, known for her iconic role as Rachel Green in the hit 90s sitcom Friends, recently revealed what she did with her first paycheck from the show. In an April 2023 interview with PopSugar, Aniston shared that she splurged on a white 280 SL Mercedes with a “for sale” sign that had been sitting for almost two years.However, the purchase turned out to be a lemon as the car never drove again. Aniston admitted it was a mistake, saying, “And I didn’t know any better to get it checked out… so that was a nice 25-year-old mistake.” Fans of the show were quick to point out the irony of her purchase, with one TikTok user calling it “such a Rachel Green thing to do.”Despite her initial financial blunder, Aniston’s Friends salary more than made up for it. In the show’s final two seasons, she was earning a staggering $1 million per episode. Aniston and her fellow co-stars continue to earn millions of dollars each year from syndication rights. According to USA Today, Warner Brothers reportedly makes a whopping $1 billion annually from the series, with each cast member taking home 2% of that sum, equating to $20 million per year.Aniston’s revelation about her first Friends paycheck provides fans with a glimpse into the life of one of their favorite actors. Although the Mercedes purchase did not turn out as planned, it’s clear that Aniston’s success from Friends has more than made up for it.