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Carrie Underwood Tops Forbes 2013 List Of Highest-Paid American Idol Alums!

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Move over Kelly Clarkson

Because Carrie Underwood has simply Blown Away your title!

The fabulous blonde country songstress has just been named American Idol's top earner of 2013 by Forbes magazine!

Since winning Idol in 2005, Carrie's hit mega-fame with endorsement deals, appearances, and successful album sales - making over $31 million last year alone!

P.S. That's more than last year's judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj's annual earnings combined!

HOLY shizznit, that's a lot of dough!

The Before He Cheats goddess has made approximately $83 million over the past five years - and has no signs of slowing down!

But she's not the only contestant from the reality competition series to hit it big!

Miz Clarkson, Phillip Phillips, and Adam Lambert have all taken their TV stardom straight to the bank!

Ch-ch-check out the full list of notable AI earners…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

1. Carrie Underwood - $31 million
2. Kelly Clarkson - $7 million
3. Phillip Phillips / Adam Lambert (tie) - $5 million
4. Chris Daughtry - $4 million
5. Scotty McCreery - $3 million
6. Taylor Hicks - $2.5 million
7. Fantasia / Kellie Pickler (tie) - $1.5 million
8. Katharine McPhee / Jennifer Hudson (tie) - $1 million

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3 comments to “Carrie Underwood Tops Forbes 2013 List Of Highest-Paid American Idol Alums!”

  1. barney says – reply to this


    No surprise. Carrie is by far the best singer and has a great vocal range. None of the other have her talent are come close to comparing to her. Keep it going Carrie.

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    Wow that is a lot of money, best wishes to her.

  3. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: barney – Kelly Clarkson has perfect pitch, great tone and flawless delivery. Carrie has talent and the loyal country audience, but I think Clarkson can technically match her. They're different; Clarkson can move from note to note with great ease and has quite a range. Carrie has her own sound.