How Much Did Matthew Perry Have In The Bank When He Died?

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Details following the death of Matthew Perry continue to unfold. Law enforcement officials have been investigating individuals in connection to the late star’s drug death. Now, more information about Matthew’s financial standing when he died has been revealed. Here is what is known about his finances at his time of death.

How Much Money Did Matthew Perry Have When He Died?

According to an inventory and appraisal document, the 54-year-old had $1,596,914.47 in his personal bank account when he died. Lisa Ferguson, one of the trustees of Matthew’s estate, shared the details about his finances with People.

While $1.5 million doesn’t seem like a lot of money for a star as big as Matthew Perry, it is likely that many of his assets were not included in the $1.5 million amount. Many of Matthew’s assets and belongings were placed in an “Alvy Singer Living Trust.” Details about what is included in the trust have not been released yet.

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Matthew Perry – The Ellen Show

Matthew Perry’s will named his father, John Perry, and mother, Suzanne Morrison, as beneficiaries. His half-sister, Caitlin Morrison, and ex-girlfriend Rachel Dunn were also named in the will. He did not have any children to be included in the will.

On top of the $1.5 million he had in his personal bank account, the documents have shown that Matthew Perry had more than $1 million in personal property at his time of death.

Perry Was Earning $20 Million Per Year From Friends Re-Runs

It is well known that Matthew was one of the main characters on Friends. The sitcom was one of the most successful TV shows of all time and, by Season 9, Matthew Perry and the other five main actors on the show were raking in $1 million per episode.

In addition to his earnings for each episode, Matthew was making money from the show’s syndication as well. Warner Bros earned about $1 billion per year from the syndication of Friends. The cast earned 2% of that revenue, earning them an additional $20 million annually from re-runs.

Given, that information, the couple of million dollars that he left behind seems fairly small. However, it was known that Matthew Perry struggled with drug addiction for most of his life, and it ultimately led to his death.

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The actor was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home in October 2023. Los Angeles Fire Department officials responded to a call at 4:07 p.m. local time for a “medical emergency.” He was found in his hot tub and at first, it was believed that he drowned.

Later, an autopsy report showed that Matthew Perry’s death was caused by the “acute effects of ketamine.” It was ruled to be accidental with other contributing factors, including drowning, coronary artery disease, and buprenorphine effects.

Currently, law enforcement officials are trying to determine if anyone should be charged in the actor’s death.

Amanda Blankenship

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