"American Idol" has been on the air, creating new superstars since 2002. Since then, its winners have gone on to varying degrees of success. This is a list of the top-earning "American Idol "Alumni in 2014. These numbers are based on album sales, concert tickets sales and various other merchandise sales.
It is not surprising that such a nationally televised event is able to create music superstars, but it is amazing that "American Idol" can make legitimate success stories. These top-grossing performers include Kelly Clarkson (winner of the very first season), Daughtry, Taylor Hicks, Jennifer Hudson and the top-grossing artist of all, Carrie Underwood.This list compiles the earnings from 2014 and will be updated by year.