'American Idol's' Top Earners: Which Former Contestants Are Making Big Bucks?
One of the “American Idol” winners is singing all the way to the bank as the top-earning alum, leaving the rest of the former contestants in the proverbial dust.
Who? Carrie Underwood! The country starlet, who won Season 4 of the singing competition, earned a whopping $31 million over the past year, says Forbes.
Underwood's big bucks are thanks to her platinum-selling album “Blown Away,” tour and deals with companies like Olay.
“Idol's” first winner, Kelly Clarkson, came in second on Forbes list, earning $7 million in mostly tour income.
Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips and Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert tied for third with $5 million apiece, while Chris Daughtry and Scotty McCreery round out the top five with $4 million and $3 million respectively.
Visit Forbes.com to find out who else made the list!