Washington, July 24 (ANI): Singer Carrie Underwood has been named the highest earning 'American Idol' contestant by Forbes magazine.
Since winning the season 4 American Idol, Underwood has released two full albums and become a Broadway star as her albums becoming hot seller of the year and earned enough to start her own clothing line.
The 28-year-old singer earned over 20 million dollars in the last year alone, which is equal to 5 most successful Idol alumni combined.
"American Idol kick-started me in my career.It gave me an amazing fan base money can't buy. Some industry insiders have speculated that Idol makes as much as 1 billion dollars per year," Contactmusic quoted Underwood as telling Forbes.
The list of highest-paid 'American Idol' contestants is:
1. Carrie Underwood- 20 million dollars
2. Chris Daughtry- 6 million dollars
2. Adam Lambert- 6 million dollars
4. Fantasia Barrino- 4 million dollars
5. Jordin Sparks- 3 million dollars. (ANI)
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