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Michael Jackson Tops Forbes’ 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson passed away seven years ago but still earned a staggering $825 million in 2016, making him the biggest dead celebrity earner of the year.

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According to Forbes, the reason he made that much revenue was because of his estate’s decision to sell his half-share of the Beatles catalogue to Sony for $750 million.

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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 – $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

4 Comments on Michael Jackson Tops Forbes’ 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities List

  1. Death but still earning

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  2. This is serious oooooo

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  3. Whaoooo

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  4. This na wetin I call financial legacy.

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