Who Is the Top-Earning American Idol Alum?

LOS ANGELES -- For Adam Lambert or Kris Allen, winning tonight's much-anticipated American Idol finale will mean a short-lived media frenzy and the sudden adoration of millions of fans. It could also mean a big paycheck down the road. David Cook, the scruffy rocker and winner of the last Idol competition, earned an estimated $2 million since June of 2008. That's a huge boost from what Cook made as a struggling singer-songwriter in Tulsa, Okla., before the winning the Idol crown last May. Click...Full Story
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