Kelly Clarkson not only makes hits. She makes a lot of money making those hits. Forbes Magazine is out with a list of last year's top earnings ex-Idol contestants. Toping the list was Kelly Clarkson earning $8 million last year. Tied for second Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry with $5 million. Jennifer Hudson , Jordin Sparks and Adam Lambert all made it into the Top 5 Forbes List.