David Cook is practically a mainstream figure at this point, thanks to his excellent pop music and fame from winning season seven of “American Idol.” Once he was on his own, the singer released a debut album that went platinum and managed to break several Billboard records. His album included eleven songs, and almost all of them appeared on the charts at the time.
Since then, this “American Idol” winner continues releasing albums and maintaining his status as a successful pop singer. He regularly tours around the world to roaring fans, proving that hard work and a fantastic attitude can really go far in life. Cook’s ventures have helped him amass a well-deserved net worth of $5 million, which continues to grow by the day.
David Archuleta - $5 Million
David Archuleta had an interesting history with reality TV shows and ended up almost winning the title of Junior Grand Champion on "Star Search." He decided to try his luck again on the seventh season of "American Idol" and ended up finishing in second place, again. Funnily enough, the singer actually got to compete with Alexandréa Lushington in both TV shows.
Since then, his debut album also reached second place, which seems to be a consistent pattern among his ventures. The singer has also spent considerable time and resources on philanthropy. He is a devout Christian and recently completed a missionary trip to Chile. Archuleta is doing quite well, and even did a song for the 2014 film, "Meet the Mormons."
Kellie Pickler - $5 Million
Kellie Pickler picked herself right back up after her crushing loss in "American Idol," and went straight into "Dancing with the Stars," where she ended up taking the show and winning. This doesn’t mean that the artist failed in her musical ventures, as her debut album quickly went gold after its release. It even produced three top 20 singles, which is very impressive!
Since then, the young performer got to host her own show called "Pickler and Ben," a lifestyle and beauty daytime TV show on CMT. She even became the star of her very own reality TV show, titled "I Love Kellie Pickler." With so many successful entertainment ventures, it’s no surprise that Pickler managed to secure herself a comfortable net worth of $5 million.
Elliot Yamin - $6 Million
There’s no singer on our list with as many recommendations and admiring comments as Elliot Yamin. The singer appeared on "American Idol," and was referred to by Simon Cowell as quite possibly “the best male vocalist” he’s ever heard on the show. This is no surprise, seeing as even legendary singer Stevie Wonder told Yamin he should “definitely pursue a career in music.”
Despite having one of the best voices in the show, Yamin’s lacking stage presence and terrible dancing abilities ended up costing him third place on the show. This didn’t stop him from building a successful singing career, with nine successful albums already in the bag. The singer is a known diabetic and donates a lot of money and time to help with related causes.
Haley Reinhart - $1.5 Million
Many fans of "American Idol" saw a bit of Amy Winehouse in Haley Reinhart, the popular competitor who reached third place on the show’s tenth season. Since the show ended, the bold singer has released four albums, each with its own unique artistic direction. She never aimed for commercial success and instead focused on art, which is part of the reason for her financial success.
In 2017, the young singer took the next artistic step in her career and recorded an album using analog recording equipment. This made the album sound very retro, almost like it was recorded sometime during the ‘60s. Reinhart also uses her wonderful vocal abilities as a voice-over actress, and appears regularly on Netflix’s animated show, "F is for Family."