Carrie Underwood Named Top Earning ‘Idol’ Alum


Carrie Underwood has come a long way since winning American Idol in 2005.

In fact, she’s been named by Forbes as the Top-Earning American Idol Alum for 2013, bringing in a whooping $31 million this past year.

Not to mention, the magazine estimates that the country singer made $83 million over the past five years through touring and endorsement deals.

As for her fellow Idol alums who brought in the dough in 2013, Kelly Clarkson comes in second an approximate $7 million while Phillip Phillips and Adam Lambert tied for third place at $5 million.

Rounding out fourth and fifth place are Chris Daughtry at $4 million and Scotty McCreery with $3 million.

To see who may join these alums in breaking the bank, catch night two of the season 13 American Idol premiere tonight on FOX at 8/7c.