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Jennifer Hudson came in second on the Forbes Top-Earning ‘Idols’ list. In addition to income from her album sales, concerts and movie roles, Hudson, who will star in the upcoming film, Winged Creatures, made money through endorsement deals with Avon and the Gap.

While the Oscar and Grammy winner earned an impressive $5 million last year, the number one Idol earner, Carrie Underwood pulled in almost three times that.

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Cutie Jordin Sparks, who is currently touring with the Jonas Brothers and contemplating getting serious with Steph Jones, came in fourth with $3.1 million.

Check out the complete list after the jump.

1. Carrie Underwood – Season four winner ($14 million)

2. Jennifer Hudson – Season three, seventh place ($5 million)

3. Kelly Clarkson – Original Idol, season one winner ($4.2 million)

4. Jordin Sparks – Season six winner ($3.1 million)

5. Kellie Pickler – Fifth season, sixth place ($2.3 million)

6. Clay Aiken – Second season, second place ($2.2 million)

7. Chris Daughtry – Fifth season, fourth place ($2 million)

8. David Cook – Last year’s winner ($2 million)

9. David Archuleta – Last year’s runner-up ($1.3 million)

10. Taylor Hicks – Fifth season winner ($300,000)

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