Top 10 Earning Idol Contestants!

Tonight the winner of American Idol will be named. But Forbes has already named the number-one Idol where it counts — the pocketbook$$! Do you think anyone will ever top #1? Read on for the list!

Here are the top-earning Idol contestants over the past year.

  1. [lastfm]Carrie Underwood[/lastfm]: $13 million
  2. [lastfm]Kelly Clarkson[/lastfm]: $11.7 million
  3. [lastfm]Chris Daughtry[/lastfm]: $10.2 million
  4. [lastfm]Kellie Pickler[/lastfm]: $7.6 million
  5. [lastfm]Jordin Sparks[/lastfm]: $3.7 million
  6. [lastfm]Jennifer Hudson[/lastfm]: $3.5 million
  7. [lastfm]David Cook[/lastfm]: $2.8 million
  8. [lastfm]David Archuleta[/lastfm]: $2.2 million
  9. [lastfm]Clay Aiken[/lastfm]: $2 million
  10. [lastfm]Kris Allen[/lastfm]: $1.7 million
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