Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

Now this is a fun list. Forbes released the list of Top American Idol earners from last year. So which ten American Idol alums are considered millionaires?

Kelly Clarkson of course takes the No. 1 spot with Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry as a close second. There are a few surprising names on the list, actually.

Top-Earning American Idols of 2012 According to Forbes Magazine

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

I think it’s a safe bet to say that reigning American Idol champion Phillip Phillips will break into this Top 10 for 2013. What do you think of the list?


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