Carrie Underwood is the top American Idol earner for 2011. Forbes magazine reports that Carrie made $20 million before taxes and any agent and manager fee deductions. Carrie surpassed Kelly Clarkson as the best-selling Idol of all time. Kelly now ranks at Number Five with an income of $2.5 million. Kellie Pickler rounds out the country-singing Idolswith an income of $1.8 million.