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How Rich Is American Writer And Producer David Crane? His Income Sources And Earnings

Published Mon Nov 18 2019 By Mikshya
How Rich Is American Writer And Producer David Crane? His Income Sources And Earnings

The writer and producer David Crane is one of the creators of hit TV sitcom Friends. Even after ten years since the show aired its last episode, Friends is still considered one of the famous and loved TV shows of all time. 

As per the sources, the show earns $1 billion in revenue per year, and each member of the sitcom earns between $10 to $20 million. So, how much Crane earns from the show? What are his other shows? How much is his current net worth? 

How Much Is The Net Worth Of American Writer And Producer David Crane?   

David Crane is a famous writer and producer best known for creating TV sitcom Friends along with his friend Marta Kauffman. He is worth $400 million as of 2019.  

American Writer and Producer David Crane is worth $400 million
American Writer and Producer David Crane is worth $400 million

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David still earns a yearly revenue of $20 million from the TV show Friends. He mainly gatherers his millions of dollars as creator, writer, and executive producer.    

Glimpse Of His Career

David Crane began his professional career as a writer in 1987's sitcom Everything's Relative. Then, he worked as a creator, executive producer, producer, and writer in television show Dream On from 1990 to 1993.    

The following year, in 1994, Crane created the most popular show Friends till 2004. After that, from 1997 to 2000, he created the TV series Veronica Closet.   

Moreover, David was an executive producer of the sitcom Jesse from 1998 to 2000. Later, from 2006 to 2007, he worked on the show The Class. Then, he, alongside Jeffrey Klarik, created the TV show Episode (2011-2017).  

Friends Casts Still Make Millions Of Dollar

The hit TV sitcom Friends starred the stars like Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer (1994-2004). The shows have ten seasons and 236 episodes altogether.  

David Crane and Marta Kauffman's TV sitcom Friends
David Crane and Marta Kauffman's TV sitcom Friends

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Here is the salary of the stars of the show per season. 

SeasonStars Salary Per EpisodeSeason Earning
Season 1$22,500$540,000
Season 2$40,000$960,000
Season 3$75,000$1.875 million
Season 4$85,000$2.04 million
Season 5$100,000$2.5 million
Season 6$125,000$3.125 million
Season 7 & 8$750,000$18 million
Season 9$1 million$24 million
Season 10$1 million$18 million

To date, all the members of Friends, including the casts and creators, make between $10 to $20 million revenue per year while the show generates $1 billion annually. 

How Lavish Is David Crane's House?

Currently, David and his partner Jeffrey lives in a luxurious house located in Los Angeles, California, United States.  

David Crane's Los Angeles house is at the market price for $29.9 million
David Crane's Los Angeles house is at the market price for $29.9 million

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In 2010, the couple bought a lavish Art Deco-inspired Century City penthouse in Los Angeles for $12.2 million. Later, they list that mansion for $29.9 million.