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1. Kelly Clarkson ($8 Million)

More than a decade after winning season one, the original "Idol" reigns supreme. Clarkson’s résumé continues to grow: she earned gold certification for new album "Stronger", added a role as a mentor on "The Voice", launched a lucrative tour and sang—live—at President Obama’s inauguration. Look for her to earn even more next year, as many of her recent concerts fell just outside our scoring period.
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