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Well  now that a new “American Idol” has been crowned, what kind of money can they expect to make.   Here’s a little rundown from FORBES Magazine of what some of the more successful Idol contestants (not just the winners)  have made over the past year.

1. Kelly Clarkson — $8 million
2. Carrie Underwood — $7 million
3. Chris Daughtry — $5.4 million
4. Kellie Pickler — $4.3 million
5. David Cook — $2.3 million
6. Jennifer Hudson — $2 million
7. Jordin Sparks — $1.8 million
8. David Archuleta — $1.4 million
9. Clay Aiken — $800,000
10. Kris Allen — $672,000


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