What TV Stars Really Make From Reruns

Have you ever wondered what Jerry Seinfeld, Ray Romano, and Lucille Ball made from the reruns of their hit shows? The writers stopped writing and the show is over, but the money continues to flow for these TV actors. Whether it’s millions or nothing, these totals will absolutely floor you.

Betty White
TV Show: The Golden Girls
Seasons: 7
Finale Episode Airdate: May 9, 1992
At 98-years-old, there isn’t a person on the planet with more television experience than Betty White. The 8-time Grammy nominee has been on TV for 80 years, and her most popular role was that of Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls. White has stepped out of the public spotlight, but that’s alright, because she nets up to $3 million a year for The Golden Girls reruns.

Ed O’Neil
TV Show: Married… With Children
Seasons: 11
Finale Episode Airdate: June 9, 1997
Ed O’Neil maybe living the good life now as Jay Prtichet on ABC’s Modern Family, but years before that O’Neil played Al Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married… with Children. The show still earns Ed O’Neil a whopping $10 million per year.

Lucille Ball
TV Show: I Love Lucy
Seasons: 6
Finale Episode Airdate: May 6, 1957
Lucille Ball is an iconic female TV comedian, having played the part of Lucy Ricardo for six seasons on the number one rated sitcom I Love Lucy. Although she reprised her role on several other spinoffs, I Love Lucy earned her a cool $17 million a year for reruns.

Ray Romano
TV Show: Everybody Loves Raymond
Seasons: 9
Finale Episode Airdate: May 16, 2005
For 210 episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond, spanning nine years, Ray Romano kept us laughing. During that time, he got plenty of flack rom wife Debra (played by Patricia Heaton), but Romano doesn’t care because he rakes in an unbelievable $18 million per year in residuals.

Jerry Seinfeld
TV Show: Seinfeld
Seasons: 9
Finale Episode Airdate: May 14, 1998
For a show about nothing, Seinfled sure generated a quite a following. In fact, it's probably the most successful sitcom in television history and is the most re-watched show of all time. Jerry Seinfeld’s salary was astronomical and he's said to have made $60 million, which is chump change compared to the $110 million he rakes in from residuals every year. In the land of reruns, Seinfeld is king.

…….and last……and also least….is the cast of The Brady Bunch
Seasons: 5
Finale Episode Airdate: March 8, 1974
The Brady Bunch has lived on in television lore as one of the most well-known shows ever. However, it’s more of a cult classic, in that during it’s 5-year run from 1969-1974, it received only modest ratings. Still, generations of children and families have enjoyed the show for 50-years now. For their efforts in making perhaps the most family friendly show in television history, each actor now receives a grand total of $0 per year for the many reruns. Oh, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!