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How David Schwimmer’s net worth was built

TV hit “Friends” alumnus David Schwimmer got rich off the show but has moved on to other movies, TV and Broadway roles.

Schwimmer actually got his start in theater. He starred in plays at Beverly Hills High School and eventually went to Northwestern University, where he graduated with a degree in theater and speech.

In 1994, Schwimmer landed the award-winning role of Ross Geller on the hit sitcom “Friends.” The show ran for 10 seasons.

After “Friends” ended, he made appearances in other movies, the theater and TV shows such as “Web Therapy.” He also voiced Melman in the animated “Madagascar” movies, and

As of May, David Schwimmer is worth $85 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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David Schwimmer

  • Born: 1966
  • Birthplace: Astoria, New York

What David Schwimmer is up to now

In 2016, Schwimmer made his return to television. His first return role was that of attorney Robert Kardashian in “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” The role was praised by critics and earned the actor an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie.”

He also appeared in the AMC drama “Feed the Beast,” a show about two men who decide to open a restaurant together. While the network ordered a full first season, it opted not to renew the show for a second season due to low ratings.


Schwimmer has earned two Emmy nominations for his work in television. The first one came in 1995 when he was nominated for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in “Friends.” The second was in 2016 when he was nominated for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie” for “People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

During his “Friends” career, Schwimmer also won a TV Guide Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series,” along with his five co-stars.

Find out how his net worth compares to other actors from “Friends.”