Who has turned their time on "American Idol" into the fattest paycheck?
Underwood is worth an estimated $14 million.
What the El!?! Editorial:
It's not hard to believe, she's the most successful Idol. And she's worked hard at it. It's hard not to like her.
Second on the list is Jennifer Hudson, with $5 million.
She inches out original "Idol" Kelly Clarkson, who earned $4.2 million, but Clarkson still has the most album sales of any "Idol" alumnus.