And The Top Earning American Idols Are…

top earning american idols list released

No William Hung this year??? LOLz.

Forbes has released their list of the Top Earning American Idols, and Carrie Underwood’s got everyone else beat by A LOT! Wowsa!

Check out the list (below) to see how much your favorite Idols earned, before taxes, between May 2010 and May 2011:

1. Carrie Underwood – 20 million
2. (tie) Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry – 6 million
4. Fantasia Barrino – 4 million
5. Jordin Sparks – 3 million
6. Kelly Clarkson – 2.5 million
7. Jennifer Hudson – 2 million
8. Kellie Pickler – 1.8 million
9. Clay Aiken – 1.5 million
10. (tie) Katharine McPhee, David Archuleta, David Cook – 1 million

Runners-up for the list include Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox, and Ruben Studdard.

What do U think of the list? Which Idol do U think deserves to make the most $$$???

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Jul 22, 2011 12:40pm PDT