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American Idol

Top-Earning American Idol Alumni: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert & More!

​American Idol is already in its 13th season, and the show has churned out quite a few successful musical acts over the past decade! See which former contestants (winners and finalists alike!) are making the most waves in the industry recently according to Forbes!

Forbes recently released its list of top American Idol earners from 2012, and this is how it breaks down:

Kelly Clarkson — $8 million
Carrie Underwood — $5 million
Chris Daughtry — $5 million
Scotty McCreery — $4 million
Jennifer Hudson — $3 million
Jordin Sparks — $2 million
Adam Lambert — $1.5 million
Katharine McPhee — $1.1 million
Kellie Pickler — $1.1 million
David Archuleta — $1 million
David Cook — $1 million

The wins for Phillip Phillips and Candice Glover were too recent for them to be included on the list, but we have little reason to doubt they'll be on the next list!