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Michael Jackson is world’s top-earning dead celebrity, earned $115m this year

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According to Forbes, Michael Jackson is the top earning dead celebrity, earning an astonishing $115million this year. In his more 30 years solo career, the King of Pop made an impressive over $1.1 billion. But it seems he has proved even more lucrative since his death, making a further $999 billion since 2009.

The impressive sum comes from two Cirque du Soleil shows, his own music and publishing revenues, and his half of the Sony/ATV publishing catalogue.

Michael Jackson’s latest annual income has seen him top a list of the highest earning dead celebrities, complied by financial magazine Forbes.

In second place is Elvis Presley, who has made 36million, Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz comes in third with 26million, while fourth place, with 14million, goes to Bob Marley. Elizabeth Taylor rounds off the top five with 13million.

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