THE VOICE – “Blind Auditions” – Pictured: Kelly Clarkson – (Photo By: Trae Patton / NBC)
During his nineteen seasons on television, American Idol has produced a wide range of musical talent which has included both winners and finalists. After being told by Simon Cowell that she would never be a successful singer, Jennifer Hudson blew people’s minds and eardrums with her Oscar-winning performance in Dream girls. Other Idol favorites like Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino and Jordin Sparks went on to release hit studio albums and even performed on Broadway.
Only two have achieved the kind of world fame that every aspiring artist dreams of: Kelly clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Clarkson was the very first Idol winner in 2002, and her song “A Moment Like This” became the best-selling single of 2002. Her debut album, Grateful, was filled with hits like “The Trouble With Love Is”, “Miss Independent” and “Beautiful Disaster”, and her second album, Break away, won him two Grammys and has sold over 12 million copies. Songs like “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes” made Clarkson an even more pop sensation, paving the way for a long and successful musical career.
Over the years, Clarkson has sold over 25 million albums and won just about every type of music award possible, from the Grammys and American Music Awards to the Daytime Emmy Awards for his talk show, Kelly Clarkson’s Show. She was a judge in the reality singing contest The voice since 2018 and is even the author of two children’s books, River Rose and the Magic Lullaby and River Rose and the magical Christmas.
What is Kelly Clarkson’s net worth?
If you expect to hear that Clarkson is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, you might be surprised to learn that it is actually worth $ 35 million. She has earned over $ 100 million in her career to date and earns over half a million dollars per episode of The voice. Despite all of his successes, Clarkson now faces a new challenge that will affect his annual income.
In 2020, she filed for divorce from her husband, Brandon Blackstock, who then asked her for monthly child and spousal support. Although he demanded an outrageous sum of $ 430,000 in child support, a judge later ordered him to pay $ 195,000 per month. That number could give the average person a heart attack, but it shouldn’t be too bad for Clarkson to deal with, especially as she continues to work on television.
Is she the richest winner of American Idol?
Sadly, Clarkson isn’t even close to being the richest winner in the reality singing contest. Carrie Underwood, whose country music career exploded after winning season four of American Idol, is worth $ 140 million. Despite this huge gap in their earnings, Clarkson is still the second richest winner on the show. Season 3 runner-up Jennifer Hudson is right behind her with $ 30 million.
Justin Guarini, who came in second when Clarkson won and played with her in the Universally Panoramic From Justin to Kelly, is worth $ 700,000. Hey, this is better than nothing.