Each of these guys felt like Howard wasn't paying them enough and split. How much money do you guys think they "lost" by doing that? Billy West has had a long, distinguished career doing voice-over work--which was his true love from a young age. Jackie was already wealthy by the time he quit, he supposedly owned a decent amount of real-estate--sure he gave up a salary for the past 10 years--but would it have been worth it to be shit on and not utilized like what has happened with Fred? Does anybody really believe Fred is making >$1 Million yearly? Stuttering John went from being a 3rd tier cast member who did the most heavy lifting on the show (but had to constantly beg for a raise) to the top rated network show on television. Even though he's no longer on-camera, he's apparently rolling in dough and producing a movie with an A-list cast. Howard always portrays people who leave the show as losers and failures. He repeats that over and over until many fans think its true. He also claims that if it wasn't for him, they wouldn't even have had a career. Personally, I doubt any of them walked away from a big payday with Howard; seems like each of them has done pretty well for themselves despite Howard's graceless bashing.