American Idol premiered its 13th season last night, with Jennifer Lopez back at the judge’s table alongside newcomer Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban. While the show’s ratings have dipped, it’s winners are doing quite well. Forbes is out with a list of the top earning American Idols of 2013.
- Carrie Underwood - $31 mil.
- Kelly Clarkson - $7 mil.
- (tie) Phillip Phillips & Adam Lambert - $5 mil.
- Daughtry - $4 mil.