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Top-Earning ‘American Idol’ Stars

Carrie Underwood earned an estimated $20 million between May 2010 and May 2011, according to Forbes. That makes Underwood the top earner among “American Idol’s” former contestants. She won the competition in 2005. Host Ryan Seacrest made $61 million, a higher sum than the 10 “Idol” stars’ incomes combined. The highest-paid “Idol” contestants:

 

1. Carrie Underwood $20 million 7. Jennifer Hudson $2 million
2. (Tie) Chris Daughtry $6 million 8. Kellie Pickler $1.8 million
2. (Tie) Adam Lambert $6 million 9. Clay Aiken $1.5 million
4. Fantasia Barrino $4 million 10. (Tie) Katharine McPhee $1 million
5. Jordin Sparks $3 million 10. (Tie) David Archuleta $1 million
6. Kelly Clarkson $2.5 million 10. (Tie) David Cook $1 million
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July 25, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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