Matt LeBlanc is an actor, television producer, and comedian. He is most known for his role as Joey Tribbiani in the worldwide hit sensation Friends which ran for 10 seasons. He garnered numerous recognition and nominations for his work as Joey in Friends. He also starred as the fictional version of himself in the sitcom Episodes. On top of that, he co-hosted Top Gear for three years, as well as played the role of Adam Burns in the series Man with a Plan. In this article, however, we will be talking about Matt LeBlanc’s net worth in 2022.

Net Worth$80 million
Age54
Salary$1 million per episode (last 2 seasons of Friends)
SponsorsCoca-Cola, Top Gear, Heinz, Doritos, Milky Way, Levi’s 501 Jeans
ProfessionActor

Matt LeBlanc’s net worth in 2022 (estimate): $80 million

Matt LeBlanc's 2022 Net Worth, Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be around $80 million. This is agreed upon by multiple reputable sources such as Celebrity Net Worth.

Let us now learn more about the life and journey of Joey Tribbiani himself, Matt LeBlanc.

Matthew Steven LeBlanc was born on July 25, 1967, in Newton, Massachusetts. His mother, Patricia, was an office manager; while his father, Paul LeBlanc, was a mechanic. His father was of French-Canadian descent and his mother is of Italian ancestry.

He attended and graduated high school at Newton North High School. He went to school with comedian Louis C.K. and they graduated in the same batch together.

After high school, LeBlanc went to Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. However, he dropped out of college shortly after starting his 2nd semester.

At the age of 17, Matt LeBlanc moved to New York City to pursue a career in modeling. Unfortunately, he was told that he was too short to make it in the industry. His acting career began shortly after as a woman invited him to an audition and he ended up getting signed by her manager.

Before booking the role of Joey Tribbiani, Matt LeBlanc appeared in various commercials and he also had roles in different TV shows and movies. It was famously known that he was down to his last eleven dollars before getting the Friends gig.

“You know when you think, ‘Alright, I got a little money in the bank. I can hold out until the next gig,'” Matt LeBlanc said. “I think I was down to $11…now, that’s holding out too long.”

In 1987, he appeared in a Heinz Tomato Ketchup commercial. The following year, he starred in the television drama TV 101 for one season. He then had a recurring role in the sitcom Married… with Children where he played the role of Vinnie Verducci.

Matt LeBlanc was then cast as Joey Tribbiani, the role that would propel him to Hollywood and worldwide stardom. Friends became a hit sensation all around the world and it is considered one of the best TV shows in history.

He starred alongside David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow. LeBlanc and the five main cast members headlined the TV show from September 12, 1994, to May 6, 2004 — gracing the small screen for 10 seasons.

Matt LeBlanc’s performance In Friends earned him multiple nominations from awarding bodies such as the Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Aside from the 10 years as Joey Tribbiani in Friends, Matt LeBlanc played the role in the spin-off titled Joey for 2 seasons. On top of his TV roles, he appeared in multiple films during that time span such as Lookin’ Italian (1994), Ed (1996), Lost in Space (1998), Charlie’s Angels (2000), and its sequel Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003).

However, after the cancellation of Joey in 2006, Matt LeBlanc took a hiatus from acting. Initially, he told that he would only be taking a one-year break. It eventually turned into a five-year hiatus from acting.

In 2011, Matt LeBlanc made a comeback to acting as he played a fictionalized version of himself in the comedy series Episodes, a TV series about an American remake of a fictional British TV series.

Once again, he earned numerous praise and recognition for his performance in Episodes. At the 69th Golden Globe Awards, Matt LeBlanc was named the Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

In 2012, he appeared in an episode of the British show Top Gear where he set the fastest lap time in the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment in a Kia Ceed. He beat the show’s previous record-holder, Rowan Atkinson, by 0.1 seconds.

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In February 2016, Matt LeBlanc signed on to become one of the new Top Gear hosts after signing a two-year deal.

 

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Unfortunately, he announced in May 2018 that he will be resigning from his post as the show’s co-host after a three-year run.

“Time commitment and extensive travel… takes me away from my family and friends more than I’m comfortable with,” LeBlanc said. “It’s unfortunate, but for these reasons I will not be continuing my involvement with the show. I will forever be a Top Gear fan and I wish the team continued success. Thanks for a great drive.”

Matt LeBlanc then booked the lead role for the CBS sitcom Man with a Plan where he played the patriarch of the Burns household, Adam Burns.

 

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His performance in Man with a Plan earned him a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor in a New TV Series.

 

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The series ran for 4 seasons, from October 24, 2016, to June 11, 2020.

In 2021, Matt LeBlanc, along with David Schwimmer, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow got together for a Friends reunion special titled Friends: The Reunion.

 

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The special showed the cast revisit the sets of the original show, do table reads and re-enactments of the episodes, and some behind-the-scenes footage during the 10-year run of the hit sitcom. It also featured the show’s guest stars such as Danny DeVito, Ben Stiller, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and Sean Penn.

Friends: The Reunion earned numerous nominations in the variety special category and it won the People’s Choice Awards for The Pop Special of 2021.

As for Matt LeBlanc’s salary on Friends, each cast member earned $22,500 per episode in the first season. It was then upped to $40,000 for the following season. Prior to the third season, the cast re-negotiated as a group and they got $75,000 for season 3, $85,000 for season 4, $100,000 for season 5, and $125,000 for season 6.

For the seventh and eighth seasons, the cast earned $750,000 per episode. The main cast then re-negotiated their salary to jump up to $1 million per episode for the final two seasons of the show. On top of that, they were able to get backend points for the show that will allow them to earn royalties off the show’s sale into syndication.

Friends continue to earn at least $1 billion a year in syndication royalties and streaming deals, which means each cast member can earn at least $10-$20 million in royalties alone.

There is no question that Matt LeBlanc has been an iconic figure for his portrayal as Joey from Friends. On top of that, he also proved that he can carry other TV shows with the success of Episodes and Man with a Plan.

With all of that being said, were you surprised about Matt LeBlanc’s net worth in 2022?