Some Late Celebrities Still Making Big Money

Michael Jackson may be gone, but his earning power is still very much with us. Forbes is out with its annual list of top-earning dead celebrities, and MJ is leading the list. Forbes says his estate pulled in 75-million dollars –  with much of the credit going to things like a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and his stake in the E-M-I publishing catalogue.
Number two on the list: Arnold Palmer. Helping to sweeten his 40-million-dollar pot was sales of the Arizona-brand beverages that carry the late golf legend’s name. Here’s the list of the top 13 top-earning dead celebrities:
Michael Jackson musician died 2009 $75 million
Arnold Palmer golfer died 2016 $40 million
Charles Schulz cartoonist died 2000 $38 million
Elvis Presley musician died 1977 $35 million
Bob Marley musician died 1981 $23 million
Tom Petty musician died 2017 $20 million
Prince musician died 2016 $18 million
Dr. Seuss author died 1991 $16 million
John Lennon musician died 1980 $12 million
Albert Einstein physicist died 1955 $10 million
David Bowie musician died 2016 $9.5 million
Elizabeth Taylor actress died 2011 $8 million
Bettie Paige model died 2008 $7.5 million

Data Courtesy: Forbes Story credit: (The Canadian Press)



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