‘The Voice’: These Are the Richest Stars Who Ever Appeared on the Show
The Voice has helped many contestants get their start in the music industry or helped further an existing musical career. Let’s take a look at the success of those who made it to the show.
Here are the richest stars who ever appeared on The Voice, as well as a few honorable mentions, according to research from Celebrity Net Worth and information around the web.
Jason “Sundance” Head
- Net worth: $450,000
Jason “Sundance” Head won season 11 of The Voice. Billy Gilman was the runner-up. His first album, 2016 & Gruene, was released March 2012. He then followed up with his second album, Soul Country. His 2016 single, “Darlin’ Don’t Go,” reached the No. 4 spot on the U.S. country music charts.
Next: This contestant played the leading role in the movie Curly Sue.
- Net worth: $500,000
Alisan Porter won season 10 of The Voice. Adam Wakefield was the runner-up. Her debut album, Alisan Porter, was released in October 2009. Her second album, Who We Are, was released November 2014. This album reached No. 20 on the U.S. folk chart. One of her best-performing singles was “Down That Road.” It reached No. 20 on Billboard’s U.S. digital songs chart.
Next: This contestant had an enviable musical career even before appearing on The Voice.
- Net worth: $1 million
Jermaine Paul won the second season of The Voice. Juliet Simms was the runner up. Paul’s cover of R. Kelly’s song “I Believe I Can Fly” reached No. 83 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Paul enjoyed success in the music industry before his win on The Voice. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards for best duet vocal with Alicia Keys on her song “Diary” from her 2003 album The Diary of Alicia Keys and for “If This World Were Mine,” from the 2005 Luther Vandross tribute album, So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross.
Next: She has released two albums so far.
- Net worth: $1.2 million
Tessanne Chin won season five of The Voice. The runner-up was Jacquie Lee. Chin had been releasing albums even before her appearance on The Voice. Her first studio album, titled In Between Words, was released in December 2010. Her second studio album, titled Count on My Love, was released four years later in July 2014. It peaked at No. 41 on the U.S. Billboard chart.
Next: His first album was a Billboard hit.
- Net worth: $1.3 million
Sawyer Fredericks won season eight of The Voice. Meghan Linsey was the runner-up. His debut album, Sawyer Fredericks, was released in November 2015. The album catapulted to the No. 2 spot on the U.S. folk Billboard chart. His next album, A Good Storm, was released the following year, in May 2016. It also reached the No. 2 spot on the U.S. Billboard folk chart.
Next: This contestant got a great deal.
- Net worth: $1.5 million
Jordan Smith is the winner of The Voice’s ninth season. In 2016 Smith became the best-selling artist in the show’s history. His debut album, Something Beautiful, earned him the No. 2 spot on Billboard‘s Top 200 chart. Earlier that year, Smith signed a worldwide management deal with Sam Feldman and Steve Macklam of Macklam Feldman Management, reports Billboard.
Next: He was the oldest contestant to win in the show’s history.
- Net worth: $1.6 million
Josh Kaufman won season six of The Voice. Jake Worthington was the runner-up. Kaufman, who was 38 years old at the time, became the oldest winner in the history of the show. His single I Can’t Make You Love Me (a cover of the song originally sang by Bonnie Raitt) reached No. 2 on the U.S. digital Billboard chart.
Next: This contestant was the lead singer of a band for two years.
- Net worth: $1.8 million
Javier Colon won the first season of The Voice. Dia Frampton was the runner-up. Before The Voice, he had a recording contract as well as his own record label. He was the lead singer for The Derek Trucks Band for two years. He then pursued a solo career, releasing two studio albums through a recording contract with Capitol Records. His debut album, Javier, reached No. 18 on the U.S. R&B Billboard chart.
Next: This contestant made it to this Billboard list.
- Net Worth: $2 million
Although Frampton was the runner-up on season one of The Voice, she still did well for herself, raking in a net worth of $2 million. Her debut album, Red, was released in December 2011. The album reached the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers list. Her second album, Bruises, was released in March 2017, and reached the No. 14 spot on the Heatseekers list.
Next: This contestant grabbed a No. 1 spot on Billboard’s list.
Craig Wayne Boyd
- Net worth: $2.3 million
Dallas, Texas native Craig Wayne Boyd won the seventh season of The Voice. His coach during the season was country singer and songwriter Blake Shelton. Matt McAndrew was the runner-up. Boyd’s single, My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face, was released in 2014. The single reached the No. 1 spot on the U.S. country Billboard chart.
Next: She grabbed the No. 1 Billboard spot.
- Net worth: $4 million
Cassadee Pope won the third season of The Voice. Terry McDermott was the runner-up. Before her appearance on The Voice, Pope was lead singer of pop rock band Hey Monday. Her first studio album, Frame by Frame, was released in 2013. The album reached the No. 1 spot on the U.S. country Billboard chart.
Next: Honorable mentions: Here are some notable contestants who didn’t make the list.
Net worth: $300,000
Danielle Bradbery won season four of The Voice. Michelle Chamuel was the runner-up. Bradbery became the first contestant to have a single chart in the iTunes Top 10. Her first studio album, Danielle Bradbery, was released in 2013. The album reached the No. 5 spot on the U.S. country Billboard chart. In 2017, she followed that album up with I Don’t Believe We’ve Met. That album reached No. 6 on the U.S. country Billboard chart.
Next: This contestant started singing at a very young age.
- Net worth: $250,000
Glendale, Arizona, native, Chris Blue won season 12 of The Voice. The runner-up was Lauren Duski. Blue’s coach during this season was singer Alicia Keys. Blue began singing at his church when he was just three years old. He later went on to perform with his siblings, and at one point appeared on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel show.
Next: She snagged the top prize.
- Net worth: $150,000
Chloe Kohanski won season 13 of The Voice, snagging the $10,000 prize and a Universal Music Group record deal. Addison Agen was the runner-up. Her single, “Wish I Didn’t Love You,” was released in 2017. The song reached the No. 69 spot on the U.S. Billboard chart.
Next: How they compare to American Idol.
How they stack up against American Idol contestants
Former American Idol contestants have had great success. The richest contestant to ever appear on the show, as of this writing, is Carrie Underwood, with a net worth of $85 million. Other American Idol contestants who have had success are Kelly Clarkson, who has a net worth of $28 million, and Jennifer Hudson, with a net worth of $20 million.