Michael Jackson Proclaimed As The Highest-Earning Dead Celebrity

 

The cliche “Envy the Dead” for they are now excused to face life’s hardships may have seem a good reason to envy those who have already departed.However, there are departed personalities that could spark envy not just because they are already at peace but because they continuously generate much much money- even more than those who are still working.

Talk about millions of dollars earned by the dead people!I no longer envy them but I envy their living relatives!!

First on the list,the King of Pop,Michael Jackson has been named as the highest-earning dead celebrity!

Michael Jackson,who died on June 2009 aged, is proclaimed as Forbes’ annual list of the Top Earning Dead Celebrities for two consecutive years after the purchase of his estate brought in $170 million between October 2010 and October 2011 from sales of his music and his stake in the Sony/ATV catalog.

Following the King of Pop is the King of Rock n Roll,Elvis Presley. With a posthumous earnings of $55 million which was generated through Cirque du Soleil show Viva Elvis.

Beatle legends, John Lennon and George Harrison,secured a place on the list as fifth and 13th respectively,which earned millions through similar productions.

Drop-dead-gorgeous Dame Elizabeth Taylor, debuts this year and joined the rank.Taylor,who died last March ties in fifth place with Lennon with her posthumous earnings of $12 million, while the late actress’ estate will earn more money this year when her jewels, artwork and gowns go up for auction on December 16.

The following are the highest-earning dead celebrities by Forbes:

1. Michael Jackson $170 million

2. Elvis Presley $55 million

3. Marilyn Monroe $27 million

4. Charles Schulz $25 million

5= John Lennon $12 million

5= Elizabeth Taylor $12 million

7. Albert Einstein $10 million

8. Theodor Geisel $9 million
9= Jimi Hendrix $7 million

9= Stieg Larsson $7 million

9= Steve McQueen $7 million

9= Richard Rodgers $7 million
13= George Harrison $6 million

13= Bettie Page $6 million

13= Andy Warhol $6 million

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