1.) Carrie Underwood, $20 million . . . She won Season Four.
2.) Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert tied with $6 million each . . . Chris came in fourth on Season Five, while Adam was the runner-up on Season Eight.
3.) Fantasia Barrino, $4 million . . . She won Season Three.
4.) Jordin Sparks, $3 million . . . She won Season Six.
5.) Kelly Clarkson, $2.5 million . . . She won Season One.
6.) Jennifer Hudson, $2 million . . . She came in seventh on Season Three.
7.) Kellie Pickler, $1.8 million . . . She came in sixth on Season Five.
8.) Clay Aiken, $1.5 million . . . He was the runner-up on Season Two.
9.) Katharine McPhee, David Archuleta and David Cook all earned $1 million apiece . . . Katharine was the runner-up on Season Five, and David Archuleta came in second to David Cook on Season Seven.