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The Top 10 Richest 'American Idol' Contestants, Ranked from Lowest to Highest

The Top 10 Richest 'American Idol' Contestants, Ranked from Lowest to Highest

American Idol is a superstar-making machine, and it’s proven profitable for many of its participants, too.

Ever since launching the career of Kelly Clarkson all the way back in 2002, the long-running singing competition series has resulted in successful, lucrative runs for several contestants on the show – and many of the biggest names weren’t even necessarily the winners!

Since their seasons, so many contestants have released hit singles and albums, won awards, and made transitions into film and TV work, as well as racking up big endorsement deals and launching successful side ventures.

We took a look back through the years and rounded up the Top 10 most wealthy American Idol alums based on the data online, and ranked them from lowest to highest.

Scroll through to find out which American Idol stars have the highest net worth…

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