Michael Jackson Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities With $825 Million

Michael Jackson Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities With $825 Million

Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, who died seven years ago, is the biggest dead celebrity earner of 2016, owing to the fact that he has earned a whooping sum of $825million this year. According to Forbes, he made that much revenue due to his estate’s decision to sell his half-share of the Beatles catalogue to Sony for $750million

The Thriller star had purchased the rights to the Fab Four’s music back in 1984 for $47.5 million and then sold 50 percent of it to Sony in 1995 for $115 million.


Others are…

2: Author and cartoonist Charles Schulz – $48 million
3: Golfer Arnold Palmer – $40 million
4: Elvis Presley – $27 million
5: Prince – $25 million
6: Bob Marley -$21 million
7: Theodor ‘Dr. Seuss’ Geisel – $20 million
8: John Lennon – $12 million
9:  Physicist Albert Einstein Р$11.5 million
10: Original pin-up girl Bettie Page – $11 million
11 David Bowie – earned $10.5 million
12 Movie star Steve McQueen – $9 million
13: Elizabeth Taylor – $8 million

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