Tamyra Gray managed to claw her way up to fourth place in “American Idol’s” first-ever season. The popular singer has definitely built a large base of fans for herself over the years, and she has the net worth to prove it. She even got a chance to appear on Broadway and the TV show Boston Public.
So far, Tamyra Gray has only released one album in 2004 titled “The Dreamer.” While she received much less coverage than her fellow “Idol” winners, the singer still sold over 100,000 copies. The singer even got a chance to record a single with Kelly Clarkson, which is an accomplishment in and of itself. Her net worth is estimated at just over one million dollars.
Adam Lambert - $20 Million
One of the more dramatic and upsetting moments in "American Idol’s" history was Adam Lambert’s defeat to Kris Allen. Fans were expecting the former to take the victory but ended up quite disappointed and angry. At the end of the day though, what really ends up mattering is what the fans want, which is why Lambert is worth almost six times more than the man who defeated him way back when.
The gay singer’s rise to stardom after his upsetting defeat is almost legendary at this point. The singer saw his debut album, "For Your Entertainment," going platinum in three different countries. After releasing his sophomore album "Trespassing," Adam Lambert ended up becoming the first openly gay singer to reach the top of the US Billboard Top 200.
Kimberly Caldwell - $4 Million
Kimberly Caldwell is so famous at this point that many people don’t even remember that she appeared in the second season of "American Idol." The aspiring singer placed seventh on the show and quickly pivoted from music into other entertainment ventures. She did try to release an album eight years later, but it backfired both critically and commercially.
Since then, the young entertainer chose to focus mostly on acting and sportscasting. She appeared in many films and TV shows and even became a correspondent on Fox News’ "54321 Extreme Sports" program. Caldwell also hosted P. Diddy’s "Starmaker" on MTV and "Best Ink" on the Oxygen network. It appears she’s not going anywhere anytime soon!
Constantine Maroulis - $750,000
Constantine Maroulis’s flamboyant personality and over-the-top singing helped him get to 75th place on the U.S. charts after he parted ways with "American Idol." The singer reached sixth place in the show’s fourth season and has continued to perform with various rock bands ever since. As a singer and Broadway actor, he’s really got the stuff for the stage life.
Maroulis can often be found in rock festivals, where he instantly gets recognized by loving fans. The singer was one of the first "American Idol" contestants to really bring the Rock genre to its mainstream extremes. Since his departure, the singer has also appeared in a few TV shows, such as "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Madame Secretary."
Melinda Doolittle - $1.5 Million
Whenever a new season of "American Idol" starts, the first thing we hope for is a singer like Melinda Doolittle to show up. This sweet vocalist had to overcome much of her shy nature throughout the show and found herself winning third place at the finale. Simon Cowell was so impressed by her performance that he claims she should have been that year’s winner.
The singer has since released only one major album titled "Coming Back to You" which reached 58 on the U.S. charts. She has since written a memoir documenting her journey in "American Idol" called "Beyond Me: Finding Your Way to Life’s Next Level." The singer also hosts a show called "Reality Check," which recaps the events of "American Idol" on TVline.com