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MICHAEL JACKSON TOPS FORBES LIST OF HIGHEST-PAID DEAD CELEBRITIES, BOB MARLEY IN AT NO.6!

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson

By RACHEL MCGRATH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM—

Michael Jackson’s still in the money! The late King Of Pop tops Forbes list of highest-paid dead celebrities with $825 million. Sale of singer’s remaining half share of Beatles music catalogue to Sony earned him $750 million
Runner-up on the Forbes list is Peanuts creator Charles Schulz with $48 million
David Bowie, Prince and Arnold Palmer who all passed away in 2016 also made the cut

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Michael Jackson #1 @ $825 million!
He passed away seven years ago but Michael Jackson is still making money – and lots of it.
In 2016 the late King Of Pop earned a staggering $825 million, making him far and away the biggest dead celebrity earner of the year.

Charles Schulz

Charles Schulz #2 @ $48 million

A long way back in second place in the Forbes list released on Wednesday is Peanuts creator Charles Schulz who earned $48 million. He died in 2009.
Schulz continues to rake in millions 16 years after his death mostly as a result of licensing revenue.
Forbes reported that the cartoonist’s earnings were boosted by the release of the 3-D Peanuts movie last year.

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer #3 @ $40 million

Number three: Golfing legend Arnold Palmer, pictured in 2014, was paid $40 million in 2016. He passed away age 87 on September 25. Golfer Arnold Palmer died on September 25 at the age of 87 and as a result is included in the list at number three, although obviously most of his $40 million in earnings were made while he was still alive.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley #4 @ $27 million

Four, five and six: Elvis Presley continued to rake in $27 million, followed by Prince, who died in April, with $25 million and Bob Marley with $21 million

Prince

Prince #5 @ 25 million

 

Bob Marley

Bob Marley #6 @ 21 million

Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel

Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel #7 @ $20 million

Number seven: Theodor ‘Dr. Seuss’ Geisel earned $20 million in 2016, 25 years after his death. The beloved author is pictured in 1957

John Lennon

John Lennon #8 @ 12 million

Eight and nine: Beatle John Lennon, who was murdered 26 years ago, made $12 million this year while physicist Albert Einstein, who passed away in 1955, earned $11.5 million

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein #9 @ $11.5 million

Number 10: Original pin-up girl Bettie Page, pictured circa 1955, earned $11 million this year
Numbers 11 and 12: David Bowie, who died in April, earned $10.5 million, while Hollywood hellraiser and movie star Steve McQueen, who was 59 when he died in 1980, earned $9 million

Bettie Page

Bettie Page #10 @ $11 million

 

David Bowie

David Bowie #11 @ $10.5 million

Numbers 11 and 12: David Bowie, who died in April, earned $10.5 million, while Hollywood hellraiser and movie star Steve McQueen, who was 59 when he died in 1980, earned $9 million

Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen #12 @ $9 million

Rounding out the Forbes list is Elizabeth Taylor, who died five years ago, at number 13 with $8 million. She’s pictured in her heyday in 1955

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor #13 @ $8 million

The Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities Of 2016

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