Michael Jackson is Forbes' top earning dead celebrity

2017-10-31 14:50
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New York - Michael Jackson died eight years ago, but he's still generating millions of dollars.

Jackson is atop the Forbes list of top-earning dead celebrities for the fifth straight year, with $75m. Forbes says Jackson's earnings are boosted by a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and a stake in the EMI music publishing catalogue.

Two other singers join Jackson in the top five. Elvis Presley comes in fourth with $35m and Bob Marley ranks fifth with $23m.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer is the second-highest earner. He brought in $40m in part through sales of Arizona lemonade and ice tea beverage made in his name.

Palmer is followed by Charles Schulz. The creator of the Peanuts franchise made $38m.

Take a look at the top 10 on the list here:
1. Michael Jackson, $825m
2. Charles Schulz, $48m
3. Arnold Palmer, $40m
4. Elvis Presley, $27m
5. Prince, $25m
6. Bob Marley, $21m
7. Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, $20m
8. John Lennon, $12m
9. Albert Einstein, $11.5m
10. Bettie Page, $11m

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