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    Carrie Underwood Tops Forbes Top Earning American Idols List :)

    Carrie is listed as making 20 million in 2010, which is likely much less then she actually made...but still very good.

    Carrie Underwood tops Forbes 2010 Top-Earning American Idols | Rickey.org


    Carrie Underwood tops Forbes 2010 Top-Earning American Idols

    by Rickey on Thu July 21, 2011 at 07:33 pm

    Forbes has published their list of Top-Earning American Idols for the past year. Carrie Underwood jumps to #1 from #2 in last year’s list. Kelly Clarkson , last year’s #1 dropped to #6.
    One of the big surprises for me is how David Cook and David Archuleta are tied at #10 (with Katharine McPhee ). What happened to Cook? (Doh, he was recording an album!)
    Also Adam Lambert has proven that he is a force to recon with in the industry now with these numbers. Congratulations Glamberts!


    Here’s the list:


    1. Carrie Underwood ($20 million)
    Buoyed by 83 concert dates in 12 months, the Season Four winner made as much as the rest of the top five Idol earners combined.

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    It is a guess but nice to have our girl at #1.

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    woo hoo!!! #1

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    I agree that this is a low ball total. My guess is that all they used was the public numbers (ticket sales, album and track sales). I doubt this includes endorsements, private shows, merchandise, etc. I suspect that if they had the real numbers, Carrie's earning would have beat the rest of the top 10 combined.

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    Way to go Carrie!!!

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    wow that is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cary78663 View Post
    I agree that this is a low ball total. My guess is that all they used was the public numbers (ticket sales, album and track sales). I doubt this includes endorsements, private shows, merchandise, etc. I suspect that if they had the real numbers, Carrie's earning would have beat the rest of the top 10 combined.
    do you also think its possible that some celebs, who really are into their careers, would possibly leak the total amount they make? obviously carrie would be on the side of those who do as much as they can to hide the amount they make.
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    hmm it said that last year carrie was ranked at #2 with 7 million...is right? I could have sworn she was at like 14 million but I could be wrong
    I though i remember seeing it that she more than doubled the #2.

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    I agree, Cary, plus there are several shows that Carrie performed at in 2010 that are not included in that 81-show total they came up with.

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    didnt see do like 108 play on shows...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carrieforV View Post
    didnt see do like 108 play on shows...?
    The list is based on May 2010 to May 2011. Some of those shows were before May 2010.

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    Thats great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunder92 View Post
    hmm it said that last year carrie was ranked at #2 with 7 million...is right? I could have sworn she was at like 14 million but I could be wrong
    I though i remember seeing it that she more than doubled the #2.
    I agree with you. Totally confused with Forbes lists...I don't ever recall Kelly being ahead of Carrie in at least the last 3-4 years. Also when the numbers came oout for Forbes regular list Carrie had a lower figure than the one showing up here...wouldn't it be the same amount of money for both lists? I also believe that the figure is a very conservative estimate and they have always given low estimates for Carrie...not that it matters because at the end of the day Carrie is a very very rich artist.

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    No matter how you split the year, what months are included, or any way you want to slice it...I just don't believe Kelly Clarkson EVER outearned Carrie. Just not buying that one at all.

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    The best thing for all those on the list and for those who are just off of it is that they get to do what they love to do for a living, make some very nice $$$$$ doing it and don't have to work 9 to 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaifood View Post
    No matter how you split the year, what months are included, or any way you want to slice it...I just don't believe Kelly Clarkson EVER outearned Carrie. Just not buying that one at all.
    And you would be right, Kelly Clarkson never outearned Carrie.

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    I helped with that by going to 4 concerts

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    the writer is wrong carrie was also number 1 last year with 13 million and kelly was number 2 that was according to forbes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB172 View Post
    The best thing for all those on the list and for those who are just off of it is that they get to do what they love to do for a living, make some very nice $$$$$ doing it and don't have to work 9 to 5.
    Yeah, I'll take being no.11-15 on that list any day

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    In my BIAS opinion, Carrie Underwood is worth more than $ 20 million a year.


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