Jun 9, 2009

Top Earning American Idol Contestants This Year—Forbes

With the high ratings of American Idol and the sudden flock of millions of fans worldwide, Idol contestants are really benefiting as they turn their golden voice into a lump sum of money. Forbes.com recently compiled ‘This Year’s Top Earning Idols’ adding up the earnings of American Idol alums from June 2008 until June 2009. Who are in the list?

Below: Top Earning American Idol Contestants This Year

1. Carrie Underwood - $14 million

2. Jennifer Hudson - $5 million

3. Kelly Clarkson - $4.2 million

4. Jordin Sparks - $3.1 million

5. Kellie Pickler - $2.3 million

6. Clay Aiken - $2.2 million

7. Chris Daughtry - $2 million

8. David Cook - $2 million

9. David Archuleta - $1.3 million

10. Taylor Hicks - $300,000

1 comments:

Adam Dilip Mutum 9:41 PM  

It's amazing. I still remember the days when a lot of guys were looking down on American idol and saying that the contestants were not real artistes. I guess they are now eating their words.